June 28th, 2020

Stocks Look Expensive While Commodities Look Cheap

Stocks Look Expensive While Commodities Look Cheap Stock markets were roiled again this week with the major markets down 5%.  A key catalyst has been the recent news of corporate marketing dollars being pulled from the major social media platforms.  Facebook Inc. Snapchat and Twitter have felt the heat on the crackdown of hate filled […]

June 12th, 2020

Stock Market V-Shaped Recovery Vs. Weak Global Economy

Stock Market V-Shaped Recovery Vs. Weak Global Economy Stock Markets have staged a massive recovery off the lows seen in March helped by persistent monetary and fiscal support.  Global central banks continue to provide ample liquidity to provide economic support as credit market remain turbulent with unemployment readings near all time highs and global economies […]

May 18th, 2020

Precious Metals Stocks Breaking Out Higher

Precious Metals Stocks Breaking Out Higher The precious metals sector is once again showing strength.  Gold prices continue to advance higher as equity markets struggle for direction.  The yellow metal is up 14.50% year to date but the stocks that produce the precious metals have jumped by 50-200% outpacing all asset classes including the famous […]

March 2nd, 2020

Stocks Start the Week on Weak Footing

Stocks Start the Week on Weak Footing. Stock markets start the new week on a weak footing with major indexes sliding into correction territory in a very short time.  We have been calling for downside risk based primarily on the economic effects from the spread of COVID-19 virus.  We also note that financial markets were […]

January 27th, 2020

Busy Week in Earnings Season

Stock Markets enter a busy week in earnings season. Week 2 of corporate earnings season is showcasing technology and industrial companies.  Investors will be looking for upside in forward looking estimates and strength on top line earnings to maintain these valuations.  Key reports come at a time of increasing macro risks.  President Trump impeachment continues […]

October 18th, 2019

Stock Market Rally Imminent

Chances of a stock market rally imminent are increasing as the earnings flow continues to be strong.  Financial stocks have posted strong results despite weaker trading revenues in fixed income and lighter net interest margins.  Industrial companies and health care stocks are also showing good relative strength.  Tandem Diabetes Care has been outperforming since we […]

September 18th, 2019

September 18 2019 Game Plan

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September 12th, 2019

September 12 2019 Game Plan

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August 27th, 2019

August 27 2019 Game Plan

    Global Stock Markets are moving sideways as investors digest recent activities in the G7 meetings over the past weekend in France.  European and Asian indexes are trading mostly higher with average gains between 0.50% to 0.75% and DOW30 stock futures up a modest 0.25%.  Gold and Silver prices are no change with Copper […]

August 24th, 2019

The Weekend Note August 24-25 2019

  Global Stock Markets dropped precipitously Friday afternoon after both sides of the $US/China trade war applied additional tariffs as talks have slowed and relations turned negative.  Indexes finished lower by nearly 2% on heavy volume – $SPX S&P500 volumes were 2 X’s normal.  Gold and Silver prices broke out again on safe haven buying […]

August 5th, 2019

Monday August 5 2019 Game Plan

  Global stock markets are coming off a tough week of losses.  Most major markets were down between 2.5-4% as investors digest news on interest rates and weaker than expected global growth.  Overnight in Asia, markets plunged on average 2% and in Europe a similar story with major indexes dropping over 2%.  DOW30 Futures are […]

August 2nd, 2019

August 2nd 2019 Game Plan

  Global stock markets are getting pounded as investors continue to digest US Fed interest rate news, a slowing global economy and the new developments in the US/China trade war.  President Trump announced the implementation of $300 Billion in new tariffs starting on September 1.  These tariffs are on goods not currently being levied tariffs, […]

July 31st, 2019

July 31 2019 Game Plan

  Global stock markets are stuck within a tight trading range before a key decision on lowering interest rates.  Investors will be looking for any clues on future rate cuts and the frequency.  DOW30 futures are showing a 100 point gain at the open with Apple Inc. reporting an earnings beat and guidance above estimates. […]

July 30th, 2019

July 30 2019 Game Plan

  Global stock markets are trading down ahead of a hotly anticipated interest rate announcement on Wednesday.  While mostly priced into equity values, investors will be looking for any hints of further rate cuts in the future.  On the earnings front, Under Armour reported and Advanced Micro Devices and Apple Inc after the close.   […]

July 20th, 2019

June 20 2019 Game Plan

  $Global Stock Markets are taking off this morning in overseas trading in the back of very accommodative stance taken by the $US Federal Reserve.   $European indexes are up between 0.75% -1.25% and $Asia markets are up between 1-2%.  DOW30 Stock Futures are up 230 points and the $SPXS&P500 is showing an open at […]