traderdannorcini.blogspot.com / Dan Norcini / Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I am referring to the gold price in the above title. By that I mean, whatever market participants think as to when the Fed is going to make the first move higher, will determine whither gold goes. You tell me what interest rates will be in […]
zerohedge.com / by Thad Beversdorf / 02/25/2015 08:44 -0500
Janet Yellen once again repeats that the economy is “looking stronger” although still it has yet to manifest into actual strength. In fact, it is still so weak that the Fed cannot even suggest that rates will raise anytime over the next several FOMC meetings. In […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/25/2015 07:00 -0500
Following the first of two Janet Yellen testimonies to Congress, the market read between the lines of what the Fed Chairman said when she hinted that “the Fed needs confidence on recovery and inflation before beginning to raise rates” and realized that the case of […]
goldsilverworlds.com / Taki T / February 23, 2015
Where to look for a clue on the queston whether gold has bottomed? The answer is very simple: in the market where the gold price is set, i.e. COMEX gold futures (and silver futures).
We have repeatedly shown the next chart over the last couple of months. […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/23/2015 09:21 -0500
Last week it was 19 central banks (including the ECB which accounts for 19 nations) which had cut rates in 2015, mostly in “surprise”, unexpected easing decisions. Moments ago the number became 20 when the Israel central bank just cut its interest rate by 0.15% to […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/23/2015 08:39 -0500
The unintended consequences of a money-printed, credit-fueled, mal-investment-boom in commodities (prices – as opposed to physical demand per se) and the downstream signals that sent to any and all industries are starting to bite. The Baltic Dry Index has plunged once again to new record lows […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/23/2015 08:01 -0500
With Greece moving to the, ahem, periphery if only for a few days/hours, this week the US calendar returns to the forefront with Fed Chair Yellen’s semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking Committee tomorrow night and the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, which […]
clivemaund.com / Clive P. Maund / February 22nd, 2015
The reaction back by gold over the past month was preceded by an explosion in Commercial short and Large Spec long positions. On gold’s 6-month chart we can see that this reaction has been quite deep, and that it has taken the price back down below […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/23/2015 07:02 -0500
If you thought the Greek tragicomedy is over, you ain’t seen nothing yet, because despite the so-called Friday agreement, the immediate next step is for Greece to submit its list of reform measures to the Troika, which will almost certainly result in an immediate revulsion […]
mauldineconomics.com / BY JARED DILLIAN / FEBRUARY 19, 2015
I first started working in the financial markets—as a clerk on an options exchange—in November of 1999.
Four months before the top.
So over the first three formative years of my career, stocks only went down, not up. Not only did they go down, but they […]
teapartyeconomist.com / by Gary North / February 20, 2015
Stop the presses! (You remember presses, don’t you?) “Walmart is paying people $9 an hour.”
The Leftist press is outraged. “It’s a public relations stunt! It’s not enough!” Doubt me? Click here.
Paying $9 an hour is enough to keep workers from quitting. It’s enough […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 02/19/2015 07:14 -0500
After yesterday’s FOMC Minutes, despite a huge dovish reversal by the Fed – one which increasingly puts its “credibility” and reputation at risk – stocks were unable to close green, or even above 2100, for one simple reason: uncertainty with the fate of Greece. Overnight […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / February 19, 2015
The capital markets are particularly difficult to navigate at the moment. The news stream is noisy. There are three issues that are confusing: the Fed, Greece and Australia. How to think about the FOMC minutes? The market clearly saw the minutes as dovish and reducing […]
acting-man.com / Ramsey Su / February 18, 2015
On Shaky Ground
Real estate does not crash, it is real estate financing that crashes.
Easy sub-prime mortgages caused real estate prices to artificially appreciate, lack of even-more-sub-than-sub-prime financing caused prices to come back down. Real estate did not crash, the sub-prime mortgage market did. During the […]
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / February 18, 2015 at 11:17
Back in May of 2012 when gold was trading north of $1,600 an ounce it was reported on how a Greek exit from the Eurozone may play out based on synthesized scenarios from 21 economists, analysts and academics.
The wargaming suggested Greece may have […]
truthingold.com / Dave in Denver / February 18, 2015 at 11:09
The price of gold is starting to look vulnerable as the market heads into the “seasonally weak period” with the Lunar New Year around the corner, UBS said Tuesday.
New Year holidays in China begin Wednesday, and participants will be out through to […]
goldcore.com / February 17, 2015
The U.S. market was closed yesterday for a national holiday.
New NSA spying scandal emerges, highlighting the scale of cyber wars
- Agency can access hard-drives made by major U.S. producers
- Computers in over 30 countries, including NATO allies, were hacked
- Iran and Russia were main targets