Posts From Korey Bauer

Korey Bauer
Mr. Bauer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bauer Capital. He served as Senior Vice President, Analyst and Market Technician at Castle Financial from 2011 until 2014. He is the developer of Bauer Capital’s proprietary models. In addition, Mr. Bauer has been a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative of Interactive Brokers Group, LLC since August 2015. Mr. Bauer served as Portfolio Manager of the Catalyst Macro Strategy Fund. Mr. Bauer has been performing extensive research on the financial markets since 2007 and is a published author on SeeItMarket.com, Nasdaq.com and other publications. Mr. Bauer is a graduate of Marist College with a degree in History.
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Inflationary Shock May Hit European Stocks In 2017

Inflationary shock coming in Europe? Over the last few years, investors have been hearing the word “deflation”. Perhaps so much so that investors may get caught flat-footed in particular regions. Think Europe. I think investors need to take a look at the chart below depicting the “Citi Inflationary Surprise Index”…

Bitcoin Trades Near Parity With Gold (chart spotlight)

While Gold (NYSEACA:GLD) has been on a tear in 2017. But as Bloomberg noted last week, Bitcoin is closing the gap! Gold is trading at $1,258 an ounce while the cryptocurrency (CURRENCY:BTC) is trading near the narrowest gap in history at $79 below spot gold prices. Earlier in 2017, Bitcoin…

Is France Sending A Warning Shot To Global Financial Markets?

I think a lot of investors are focusing on the strength in U.S. equities and simply enjoying the smooth ride since the election! As the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) soars to new heights, the VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) is reaching multi-year lows. So what will break the winning streak? I think…

Chart Spotlight: Is Inflation Lurking Around The Corner?

Monitoring Inflation I was scanning through some charts today and found something that I found quite amazing in regard to inflation expectations. The chart below depicts the spread between the ten-year U.S. breakeven minus the five-year U.S. breakeven inflation rates. What are inflation breakevens? These indices are calculated by subtracting…

Crude Oil Update: Trading Range Likely To Continue

Back in May, I offered up a macro technical outlook for crude oil prices. In that blog post, I discussed why oil prices were looking very extended and were due for a pullback. Shortly after the article, crude oil prices peaked and pushed down below $40 a barrel (a 24% correction). It…

Oil Prices Extended: Here’s Why A Pullback Looks Likely

Oil prices near-term are looking very extended and I think prices are getting ready to peak out very soon. Looking at the chart below, it’s easy to see that oil prices are at the top of regression channel, sitting roughly 2x away from the mean (at current prices). Oil prices could…

Echoing 1937: Stock Market, Economy Set For More Volatility

Negative Interest Rates, Central Banks and Recessions It seems that there is not a single day without some comments or jawboning from a central bank when it comes to monetary policy on a global basis. Many thought that ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) was the absolute floor for interest rates….

Crude Oil: A Review Of 2015 And Outlook For 2016

Crude Oil 2015 Review and 2016 Outlook – In Charts In 2015, crude oil has been down 19% and continues to fall further as the global glut remains intact. Crude traded as high as $62.58 on 5/6/15 and as low as $37.75 on 8/24/15. Interestingly enough, the average price traded…

Gazprom Bonds: A Leading Indicator For Crude Oil Prices?

Today, I’d like to highlight how the bond market can (and often does) serve as a leading indicator for equities and commodities. Below is a 1 year chart of Crude Oil prices (futures) pitted against energy giant Gazprom’s Corporate bonds. Note that Gazprom bonds bottomed before Oil prices did. And…