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Options Expire, Markets Drift Higher

Options Expire, Markets Drift Higher

If there was ever a day that could be held up as an example of what the summer doldrums looks like one could do a lot worse than use Friday. … Read more »

China Lowers Rates, Fear Trade Retreats

China Lowers Rates, Fear Trade Retreats

The PBoC lowered their benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points to 6.31% on Thursday.  This was the first such rate cut in nearly four years.  In addition the deposit… Read more »

NFP Report Causes Market Sell Off, Gold Shrugs

NFP Report Causes Market Sell Off, Gold Shrugs

The U.S. Non-Farm Payroll report was released by the U.S. Bureau of Lies  Labor  and Sophistry Statistics on Friday morning.  The report was an unmitigated disaster with the U.S. economy… Read more »

The Rally in U.S. Treasuries Comes to an Abrupt End

The Rally in U.S. Treasuries Comes to an Abrupt End

At about 12:30 est on Friday a healthy dose of reality washed over the markets and waves of selling hit the U.S. Treasury bond market and did not stop until… Read more »

Of Financial Bondage

Of Financial Bondage

This just in.  There is no recovery in the U.S.  This being the end of the March futures contracts on the COMEX the headlines were suitably bearish to ensure a… Read more »

Long Bonds Rise as Short Bonds Fall

Long Bonds Rise as Short Bonds Fall

It had to happen sooner or later, someone had to step in and buy U.S. Treasury debt.  Though looking at the performance intra-day this was still a day where the… Read more »

U.S. Bond Yield Rise Continues

U.S. Bond Yield Rise Continues

Monday saw the markets for pretty much all of the U.S. treasury debt instruments rise after a massive gap higher last week.  The headlines keep saying it has to do… Read more »

Commodities Continue Surging Higher

Commodities Continue Surging Higher

So Europe is fixed again right?  Because if it is that means there won’t be a debt default whirlwind *cough* that will have to be papered over by all of… Read more »

Bears Dominate As Stock Prices Continue The Decline Trend

Bears Dominate As Stock Prices Continue The Decline Trend

As per usual stock prices fell on Monday. Bears were dictating the terms. The European Central Bank was forced to step in Monday as the European summit meeting to cope… Read more »

U.S. Stock Prices End Higher On Hope

U.S. Stock Prices End Higher On Hope

Most U.S. stock prices ended higher on Tuesday as investors and traders pinned positive hopes on the meeting of European finance ministers to reach an agreement on the region’s debt… Read more »

Early Bond Weakness Allows Bounce in Commodities, Gold

Early Bond Weakness Allows Bounce in Commodities, Gold

COMEX Gold recaptured $1700 level early on Tuesday bouncing off of strong support in the $1670 area while weakness hit the U.S. Treasury bond market in early European trading.  The… Read more »

Options (and the Week) Expire With a Whimper as Bonds Steady

Options (and the Week) Expire With a Whimper as Bonds Steady

U.S. Treasury Bond prices traded in a very tight range yesterday in opposition to the wild intraday swings the markets have had to bear with all week.  Consequently, it was… Read more »