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Gold Rises with Equities, Bonds Continue Swoon

Gold Rises with Equities, Bonds Continue Swoon

Why gold (AMEX:GLD) is trading as a risk asset with equities and not a risk-averse asset is odd to me, but that is the situation.  Gold is rising with bond… Read more »

U.S. Treasury Rout Continues, Commodity Prices Accelerate

U.S. Treasury Rout Continues, Commodity Prices Accelerate

The rout in U.S. Treasuries is becoming biblical.  30 Year Bond futures dropped 1.5 points, crashing through horizontal support at 147 and 146.5 to close Wednesday afternoon’s trading at 146.01. … Read more »

Winners at DJIA on Wednesday: Home Depot, Pfizer and Wal-Mart Store Inc.

Winners at DJIA on Wednesday: Home Depot, Pfizer and Wal-Mart Store Inc.

Indexes closed on mixed notes on Tuesday as DJIA rose to 13,172.14 by 0.02% or 2.71points. Whereas S&P 500 fell by 0.01% or 0.18points to 1,403.93 and Nasdaq dropped by… Read more »

Losers at DJIA on Wednesday: Alcoa Inc, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems Inc.

Losers at DJIA on Wednesday: Alcoa Inc, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems Inc.

Mixed sentiments were seen on Tuesday as DJIA rose to 13,172.14 by 0.02% or 2.71points. Whereas S&P 500 fell by 0.01% or 0.18points to 1,403.93 and Nasdaq dropped by 0.18%… Read more »

US Treasuries Continue to Fall, Equities Hold

US Treasuries Continue to Fall, Equities Hold

If one takes a quick peak at the charts one will see that July 23rd marked a turning point in the bond and currency markets.  The Euro hit its low… Read more »

Commodities Off Hard in Risk Off Trade

Commodities Off Hard in Risk Off Trade

Even when there’s an honest-to-gods bearish day the S&P 500 (AMEX:SPY) always seems to be down just a tiny bit while commodities get whacked with the proverbial ugly stick.  Of… Read more »

Drought in U.S. Has Futures and Obama’s Dander Up

Drought in U.S. Has Futures and Obama’s Dander Up

The sheer audacity of Western central planners from Mario “Don’t Dare Short the Euro” Draghi to now President Barack “We Can Overcome Mother Nature” Obama has become so breathtaking it… Read more »

Lenovo’s Thinkpad 2 To Push Windows 8

Lenovo’s Thinkpad 2 To Push Windows 8

Lenovo is everything that a company like Acer is not.  Earlier in the week Acer’s CEO came out and complained that Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) tablet, Surface, was awful and that it… Read more »

Gold Builds on Friday’s Gains

Gold Builds on Friday’s Gains

Gold (AMEX:GLD) closed on the Globex afternoon session Monday at $1612.45 per ounce and as of this writing is currently in backwardation on the September and October contracts.  That is… Read more »

Toyota Erases the Memory of Fukishima

Toyota Erases the Memory of Fukishima

Toyota (NYSE:TM) reported excellent Q1 FY 2013 earnings Monday morning before the bell and they were outstanding.  The world’s largest auto manufacturer earned 290.3 billion Yem ($3.1 billion US) and… Read more »

Knight In High Frequency Armor?

Knight In High Frequency Armor?

It will be obvious in hindsight that the stresses at the edges of our obviously broken financial markets caused outlier events both  incompetent and malevolent in nature.  The latest bit… Read more »

Gold Clings to $1600 After Fed Disappoints

Gold Clings to $1600 After Fed Disappoints

Not that anyone should be in the least bit surprised but the Federal Reserve said absolutely nothing on Wednesday that they have not said for the past six months.  They… Read more »