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Gold And The Era Of Rising Interest Rates [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 3:35 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

The U.S. dollar is the primary benchmark for the expense of the time value of the money around the world. It affects all asset classes, and I want to analyze it to see if the speculation about the coming cycle of the rise in interest rates is valid or not.

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Stocks Gain As Global Tension Eases [-0.04]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 5:45 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

Hello traders everywhere. Stock markets around the globe are posting gains today as the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have eased a bit.

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According to OPEC, global OECD oil inventories fell 22 million barrels in June to end at 3.033 billion. Production in Saudi Arabia rose by 32,000 b/d to 10.067 mmbd, which is above its production ceiling, according to secondary sources.

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The Endless Wait Continues [-0.13]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 6:32 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

Hello traders everywhere. Traders scour the inflation data looking for clues on the Fed's next monetary policy move.

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The NASDAQ (NASDAQ:COMP) has hit a number of new all-time highs in 2017. This is an ETF that only tracks Nasdaq-listed stocks and therefore favors technology companies.

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Hello traders everywhere. The DOW fell almost 150 pts this morning as tensions and worries over North Korea increased.

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Gridlock Is Good [0.12]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 3:06 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

One of the marvels of the continued bull market in stocks this year – and to a much lesser extent in bonds, too – is that it’s taking place in spite of what appears to be a tremendous amount of dysfunction and conflict within the federal government.

Unfortunately, only one of those factions appears to be interested in doing its job, which is trying to help the American people and enact the agenda it was elected on.

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Hello traders everywhere. Hello Traders everywhere.

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Stock Analysis From A To Z: Letter "C" [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 3:35 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

There is not much change in the precious metals charts, and that gave me a chance to find some trading setups for stocks.

This is not the perfect setup for those who seek peak/bottom trading.

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As expected, Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) reported another great quarter with beats on both the top and bottom lines. However, this was expected and beginning with the initial quarter Visa started reporting the fully integrated company these numbers have been fantastic.

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In early 2017 Forbes ranked Warren Buffett as the world’s second richest man with a net worth of $72 billion. If it can complete license acquisition in the next few months production at AB Ventures could start as early as December 2017.

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Copper Eyes $3 Amid Upbeat Chinese Data [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 6 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

Back in May, I posted an update for copper where I shared my concerns about the possible negative impacts of the cooling Chinese economy. Then the two lines reflected the weakening data in Q1 of 2017, which brought concerns about the future dynamics of copper’s price to my mind this May.

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On July 24th, Saudi energy minister, Khalid Al-Falih, announced that Saudi Arabia would limit its exports to 6.6 million barrels a day (mmbd) in August. And in fact, nominations for August had been published in this report dated July 12th.

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DOW Hits Record High [-0.11]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 6:24 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

Hello traders everywhere. Hello Traders everywhere.

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Don't Let The Headlines Fool You [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, noon by Traders Blog @ [source]

Back in 1925 President Calvin Coolidge famously said, “The business of America is business.” Apparently, this is still true even if the current administration more closely resembles the Five Families rather than the worthy successors to Silent Cal.

A more pertinent question for this column is: Is that growth rate strong enough to get the Federal Reserve back to raising interest rates again and start its “balance sheet normalization program,” i.e., trimming its $4.5 trillion securities portfolio?

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I’ve written many articles highlighting the advantages options trading and how this technique, when deployed in opportunistic or conservative scenarios on a consistent basis may augment overall portfolio returns while mitigating risk in a meaningful manner. Here, I’d like to focus on leveraging cash to engage in options trading, more specifically selling covered puts.

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S&P 500: Any Juice Left? [0.08]

Posted on July 29, 2017, 1:40 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

The S&P 500 (CME:SP500) closed for the week at 2,472.10, after hitting an all-time record, after gaining 10.5% year-to-date. And this brings up the inevitable pondering; is there any juice left in the S&P 500?

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Markets Dragged Lower By Amazon [-0.10]

Posted on July 28, 2017, 6:22 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

Hello traders everywhere. Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares fell a little over 2% after it reported a 77% drop in profit as its rapid and costly expansion into new shopping categories and countries shows no sign of slowing.

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Cannabis Cancer Stock Up 207% In 2017 [0.17]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 3 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

Cannabis is a proven treatment for cancer patients struggling with the side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and loss of appetite.

But now, pre clinical research is showing that cannabis could actually be a cancer killer.

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The Fed, Facebook and Record Highs [0.16]

Posted on July 26, 2017, 5:42 p.m. by Traders Blog @ [source]

Hello traders everywhere. Strong quarterly earnings have propelled the DOW, S&P 500 and NASDAQ to record highs today.

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