Commodity Money Flow For 2018: Keep An Eye On Dr. Copper

The following three graphs show the percentages gained/lost for commodities for: 2018 (Oil and Gasoline have been the big winners), the month of April (Copper and Silver have joined Oil and Gasoline as the biggest gainers),and the past week (Silver and Copper have gained the most, followed by Oil and Gasoline). The following 1-year and 2-month charts of these commodities show their price relative to their 50-day MA, as well as their prior swing highs/lows, all of which…

Petroyuan’s Crash At Birth

  The petroyuan has launched. Let’s investigate its success or lack thereof, primarily the latter. Economist and book author Daniel Lacalle pretty much sees things the way I do regarding the petroyuan hype. Lacalle compiled some amusing stats in his post on the Petroyuan’s Lacklustre Birth. Crash at Birth Every time I read that the yuan…

Natural Gas For The Week Ahead

  Natural gas had a volatile week. Friday closed at previous week’s levels and buying volumes haven’t picked up and winter withdrawals weren’t that large. We are still selling rallies, therefore, we are looking for opportunity in the 2.80 or 2.90 level. At this point we do not want to buy this market, not unless…

Yield Curves Flattening In High Income Countries

A recent article on the predictive abilities yield curves (Shrager/Quartz) includes a nifty interactive which allows you to look at yield curves over time. Below, I do a snapshot comparison, across the world. Figure 1: Ten year-three month term spread (blue bars), as of 9 July 2016. China observation is Five year-three month term spread. Euro ten year…

Headwinds That Might Dent Airline Industry Momentum

The fact that the Zacks Airline industry declined 2.5% in the first quarter of the year highlights the fact the sector is not bereft of headwinds, despite positives such as increasing financial prosperity and the new tax law. Let’s take a look at the factors responsible for the disappointing price performance. Weather-Related Disruptions Rule Stocks in the…

US Dollar Looks To GDP Data For Another Upward Push

FUNDAMENTAL FORECAST FOR THE US DOLLAR: BULLISH US Dollar vaults higher as Fed rate hike speculation heats up Continued gains likely if first-quarter GDP data outperforms Macro and Merkel visit Trump, Mexico holds president debate The US Dollar has launched a spirited recovery, producing the largest upswing in nearly three months last week. The move was…