Commodities

Richardson GMP 2017 Market Outlook: Policy “Trumps” Cycle

The following was written by the Richardson GMP Asset Management Team:  Craig Basinger (CIO), James Price (Director), Gareth Watson (Director), Chris Kerlow (PM), Derek Benedet (Analyst), Shane Obata (Analyst), and Joey Mack (Director).   This bull market is like a fine wine that keeps getting better with age. In its eighth…

Gold Update: January Pullback May Be Short-Lived

The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) experienced a small pullback intra-week, taking cues from treasuries – I’ve noted before that the price action for gold has been closely tied to the action in the treasury market. I provided an update here last week on the $TLT (20+ year treasury bond ETF). But back to…

Top Trading Links: Stocks, Bonds & Bulls… Oh My!

For several days now traders have been expecting an uptick in market volatility. And although we saw a modest tick higher Thursday, the VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) closed the week at 11.54. All things considered, it was a pretty quiet week.  The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) ended down 0.2%. In…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 20

Stock Market Futures Trading Overview For Jan 20, 2017 S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) price support levels broke yesterday, but in true form buyers came to the rescue and brought us back into congestion.  S&P 500 futures charts remain undecided with a slow news release day and options expiration. Market momentum has dipped…

5 Charts For Global Investors: Key Market Trends

It’s time for another set of 5 macro technical charts to watch as we move further into the month of January (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at technical price developments.  And even if you’re not technical analysis minded…

Stock Market Futures Trading Outlook For January 18

S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) Broad Market Overview For Traders – January 18 Charts remain range bound as Davos meetings continues and traders wait for direction from administration.  Support and resistance levels have been well defended. Buying pressure will likely strengthen above a positive retest of 2271.50.  Selling pressure will strengthen with a failed…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 17

Stock Market Futures Considerations For Jan 17, 2017 We begin a short US trading week today with a dip lower through support and a bounce back into congestion.  Momentum on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) is drifting lower, so if we fail to breach above 2267, we will slip into the formation…

US Dollar Oversold, But Weakness Extends Commodities Rally

The US Dollar Index’s decline to start 2017 could prove important for the near-term, as we’ve seen a decent bounce in commodities that looks to have some trading “legs”.  On a short-term basis, that may mean further strength for select commodities in the next 2-3 trading days. The US Dollar index…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For January 13

Stock market futures considerations for Jan 12, 2017 Yesterday, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) tested the edges of deep support. However, we still held the current pattern of buying weakness. Our candlestick bodies on 4hour time frames remain landlocked. See today’s economic calendar with a rundown of releases.   TODAY’S RANGE OF MOTION – Stock…

Crude Oil Futures Speculation Nears 2014 Highs

Speculators in crude oil futures are back near their “obscene” record net-long position set just prior to the 2014 collapse in oil prices. Here’s why oil bulls should be worried about current crude oil futures speculative positions… When we started posting our charts on social media and writing this blog some…