Author Archives: Darren Marchal

July 2018 Stock Considerations

Here we are with another installment of my “stock considerations” for the upcoming month. With the first week of trading upon us in July, it is time, once again, to lay out a plan for my potential stock pick(s) for the month. As many of you already know, I make sure to purchase at least…

A Window Of Opportunity For Gold

Ever since breaking below the 30-week moving average in late 2016 gold and gold stocks have been in a sideways trading range unable to resume their uptrend.  Gold and gold stocks have had three things working against them during this time frame: weak commodity markets, strong stock markets, and digesting gains from 2016. All three…

Trump Should Release SPR Oil Reserves On Monday

The speculators are at it again in the oil market, pushing up prices beyond the fundamentals. Sure the market is tighter than it was two years ago, but one look at gasoline inventories tells you there are more than ample petroleum supplies. In fact, we have more gasoline inventories than a year ago, and we…

The Future Via Futures And CoT For The Coming Week

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of June 26, 2018. 10-year note: Currently net short 355.3k, down 4.1k. Core PCE – the Fed’s favorite measure of consumer inflation – rose 1.96 percent year-over-year in May.  This is as good as two percent.  The last time it rose with a two handle was in April 2012. …

Supply Issues Emerge As Bounce Stalls

Friday’s action didn’t bring about the bounce I would have liked after Thursday’s picture-perfect defenses of lead moving averages or support. The S&P closed with a bearish black candlestick on a spike high above the 50-day MA. Volume climbed in accumulation as On-Balance-Volume triggered a ‘buy’ signal. I would see this as a bearish close and…