December 3rd, 2019

Stock Markets Enter December on Weak Note

Stock markets enter December on a weak note.  US Markets had risen between 2.5-4.3% in November while US/China trade talks receded along with global manufacturing indexes.  Stocks seemed to climb relentlessly all the while major global economies were reporting slowing manufacturing indexes.   The US joined the party today, reporting a miss on Manufacturing levels […]

November 29th, 2019

Black Friday Stock Bargains

Black Friday is synonymous with shopping malls and online sales.  It is also synonymous with the Black Friday stock market crash of 1929.  The seasoned consumer spots deals and is decisive to purchase at the right price.  Just like the seasoned investor who steps in when the price is right.  Why can’t stock investing and […]

November 7th, 2019

China and US Agree to Remove Existing Tariffs

China and the US have Agreed to Remove Existing Tariffs Starting in phases, both countries will begin to remove existing tariffs in place in a simultaneous fashion.  An important part of the Phase One agreement is for the US and China to remove the same amount of tariffs at the same time.  Overnight we have […]

November 5th, 2019

Commodities are Ready to Breakout

Commodities are Ready to Breakout! Recent catalysts within the financial markets have started to awaken the commodity markets.  The $USD has declined recently versus a basket of global currencies which is always a bullish setup for commodity markets.   We have also seen supply/demand dynamics within energy markets shift.  Specifically in the uranium sector which […]

November 1st, 2019

USMCA Deal Nears Completion

The USMCA deal nears completion. Speaker of the House of Rep Nancy Pelosi commented on the agreement yesterday and was enthusiastic about its progress.  Objectively, its taken quite a while to finalize but this has more to do with political poker more than anything.  Our datasets show a weakening global economic trend so it is […]

October 30th, 2019

Stock Markets Hit New Highs

Global stock markets hit new highs this week as much of the negative macro trends abate, while corporate earnings continue to come in relatively positive.  The S&P500 is breaking out and looks to target a close for the year end around 3100 which is the next major technical target.  That level is also the average […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

July 18th, 2019

June 18 2019 Game Plan

  $Global Stock Markets are jumping this morning on optimism towards a $US Federal Reserve rate cut tomorrow.   European indexes are up between 1.5-2% with France’s $CAC and Germany’s $DAX up nearly 2%.  Asian trade is mostly higher with Japan being the lone outlier, down 0.50%.    European Central Bank President Mario Drahi statement […]

July 15th, 2019

July 15 2019 Game Plan

Global stock markets are breaching all time highs on weekly close, typically a bullish indicator of higher quotations to come.   Next week begins Q2 earnings season and investors will focus on how profitability is supporting current valuations.   Any misses on top or bottom line will be weighed against forward looking guidance but in […]

July 14th, 2019

June 14 2019 Game Plan

  $Global Stock Markets are trading lower this morning on end of week profit taking as well as geopolitical issues in the Middle East and China.   Major European indexes such as Germany’s $DAX, France’s $CAC and London’s $FTSE are down on average 0.50%.  Chinese markets are lower by 0.50% while Japan’s $Nikkei index was […]

July 10th, 2019

July 10 2019 Game Plan

Global Stock Markets are trading higher this morning on news the US Federal reserve is looking to lower rates in the near future.   This has sent the $USD diving lower versus global currencies and sending risk assets higher.   Stock indexes in the $US are at all time highs and gold prices are rising, […]

July 9th, 2019

July 9 2019 Game Plan

Global stock markets are trading flat-to-slightly lower overseas while in North America, futures are pointing to a lower open.  Investors are showing signs of caution heading into the Q2 earnings season which begins next week.   We believe this is just calm before a much more heavier flow of information hits the newswires over the […]

July 4th, 2019

June 4 2019 Game Plan

  $Global Stock Markets are coming off Monday performance that was mostly muted, except for one major market – the Nasdaq Composite Index.  Technology related shares gapped down yesterday on news the $US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are teaming up to scrutinize Facebook $FB, Alphabet $GOOGL, Amazon $AMZN and Apple Inc […]