Commodities

Market Update: New Year, New Perspective

Note that this post went out to my “Gone Fishing” newsletter subscribers at year end.  You can subscribe here. Reflections and Inflections That’s a wrap! The S&P 500 (SPY) finished 2017 up 19.6% and the NASDAQ gained an impressive 28.4%! The NASDAQ rose for the 6th straight year  – which last happened…

Can Gold Bulls Capitalize On U.S. Dollar Weakness?

The U.S. Dollar plays a big role in commodities prices. It’s always a “must-watch” for commodity traders. Typically, a falling Dollar bodes well for commodities (priced in dollars). And we’ve seen this dynamic play out with Gold and precious metals of late. One indicator that gold bulls and bears like…

2018 Investment Outlook: Avoiding The Consensus

The following outlook provides our investment thoughts for the coming year – 2018. We did not include specific recommended asset allocation weightings for the major asset classes, as that offering is a part of our premium services. Nonetheless, the analysis and commentary below is in-depth and we hope will be…

S&P 500 Trading Outlook: Equities Rally Extended

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (2-3 Days):  BULLISH Yesterday’s recovery of last week’s decline suggests an upcoming push back to new highs is likely for equities. This in turn would make the first five days of January positive for the stock market. Market breadth was meager, at less than 2/1 positive overall….

2018 U.S. Corn Market Outlook: The Bulls Wish List

With March corn futures continuing to languish well below $4.00 per bushel heading into 2018 and memories of $6.00, $7.00, and even $8.00 per bushel corn from 2012 and 2013 growing more and more faded by the day, Corn Bulls have been left to consider whether or not corn futures…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Update For January 2, 2018

A review of the last post shows S&P 500 futures support targets near 2671.25 were tested and then recaptured. This is customary in bullish environments. S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations For January 2, 2018 Value buyers will come in to participate at less elevated prices. We have a bit of negative…

Gold Bulls Hope This Chart Pattern Leads To Big Rally

The past 6 years have been difficult for gold bulls. After the 2011 market top for precious metals, gold experienced a waterfall decline followed by a “lower low” and more sideways price action. Every rally seemed to stall out. Every hope was met with “not this time”. That type of…

2017 Financial Market Review: A Year Of Living Dangerously

In trying to understand and navigate the financial markets in 2017, one could be forgiven for feeling like a young Mel Gibson in the movie “A Year Of Living Dangerously” – as a neophyte reporter completely out of depth in a complex and hostile world. Regardless of where you see…

Gold Prices Pivot Higher As Strong Seasonal Period Approaches

Earlier this month, as Bitcoin mania was in full swing, we checked in on the other pure store of value:  GOLD. We discussed seasonal tendencies and potential timeframes for the next gold swing higher.  Considering that January is a strong month for Gold, it’s not surprising that a rally is…

Stock Market Futures Trading Update & Outlook – December 28

S&P 500 Futures Trading Considerations For December 28, 2017 Though the S&P 500 did lose the level near 2682, buyers quickly recovered and have taken us right into yesterday morning’s levels near 2689. Undercurrents are mixed for futures. Price retracements should continue to be shallow unless profit taking catches hold or…