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30+ Years of trading experience; Current money manager, former floor trader, & member of all NY Commodities Exchanges. Co-founded Dataview, LLC, MarketGauge.com , and MarketVision, along with being the Developer of MarketGauge, HotScans, The Nuggets List and many of the ... more

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Soft Commodities Firming
The US Equities market continued its melt up +.75%, on average, hitting new all time highs in three out of key benchmarks while interest rates sold off hard after a dismal bond auction.
All That Glitters - Sunday, July 7
The performance of US Equities markets was strong, up over +2% on average for the week. Meanwhile IWM confirmed a bull phase on excellent volume. Gold sold off Friday but held onto its breakaway gap put in a few weeks ago and still strongly in play.
Is Grandpa For Real
The US Equities markets was a mixed bag as the Dow, NASDQ 100, and the S&P 500 closed down on the week. Meanwhile the IWM which has been lagging since the fall of 2018 came alive Friday, rallying +1.6% and closed in an unconfirmed bullish phase.
A Golden Market Memo?
US Equities markets digested gains from early June and ended the weekup about +.6% on average. The message is mixed with cyclical sectors not following the key indexes price performance. Emerging markets submerged while soft commodities firmed.
Not Your Ordinary Black Swan
This month, US equities suffered one of their worst Mays on record and it's something not to ignore. Risk Gauges remain 100% negative and getting worse.
Geo-Political Stress And A Bear Flag
US Equities got hit yet again, led by Grandpa Russell, (IWM​) which tanked -2.4% on week. The trade war with China escalated, as did tensions with Iran which sent Oil (USO) up almost +2%. Stocks went into a nasty retreat on a global basis.
Just A Tweet Away
US equities got hit hard, down -2.5% on average as the tariff war escalated. It sent stocks into a nasty retreat globally. China got hit the hardest down -6.55%; there wasn't a single Global Equity index that had a positive return this week.
Grandpa Russell (IWM) Awakes
Equities markets put in a respectable week as Fridays action turned things around from what was looking like a key reversal pattern. IWM was up almost +2% on Friday and +1.4 % on the week.
Housing Starts Stopping
One of the better leading economic indicators is housing starts and that dropped sharply in March. This followed a big drop in February where the market was expecting a large increase. Overall, housing starts are sitting at two-years lows.
The Physics Of Shorting
Are there new market physics at play that suggest fundamentals are meaningless, economic cycles don’t matter, and central bankers can cut rates to negative and keep stocks elevated forever?
Musk Melts Down, Emerging Markets Emerge
Global Equities melted up, gaining over 2.5% on average this week led by Emerging Markets. Norway’s highly respected $ 1 trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund is dumping Emerging Market bonds and moving into Emerging Market equities.
Markets: Pick Your Poison
All four key U.S. equity markets bounced this week up about +1% on average. Gold retreated as did old Miners, and both look technically vulnerable However, copper, an industrial metal, performed well and is holding a bullish phase.
A Colorful Week: Yellow Vests And Red Flags
This week, the Fed also reiterated a dovish stance on rates over concerns about growth. Thus, the strongest economies are signaling a red flag that a recession is coming to a theater near you.
Risk Gauges Head South Of The Border
U.S. Equity markets reversed their relentless climb up this year and dropped between -2 to -4% for the week. Risk Gauges flipped 100% negative by the end of the week, despite the rally into the close on Friday.
Good Junk
All four key U.S. equity markets continued their relentless climb up, +.5% (on average) last week shrugging off what would normally be considered lousy news.
Equities Rise While Risk Gauges Retreat
All four key US Equity markets continued their relentless climb up, +.72 % (on average) over the shortened week.
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