Restructuring Of Western Economic Power

According to BRIC projections, the economic power of the BRICs is on the rise. But the other side of the coin is equally interesting. Among the G6 countries, US economic power is increasing at the expense of Europe and Japan. Recently, the 10th BRICS Summit took place in Johannesburg, South Asia. As the international focus…

Gold Remains Very Weak

For gold bugs the weekly chart for the December gold contract makes for dismal viewing, and despite the rally for gold intraday last week as seen on the deep lower wick to the candle, this morning’s early price action seems to have picked up the bearish tone once again, with a gap down open as…

Chart: Fundamental Sentiment Reset

This chart comes from the weekly survey I run on Twitter, which asks respondents whether they are bullish or bearish on equities and bonds for primarily fundamental vs technical reasoning. There has been an interesting pattern in “fundamentals” sentiment, with the turnaround in bond fundamentals sentiment seeming to presage the reset in equity fundamental sentiment. With a…

The S&P 500 In The Week When Apple’s Market Cap Reache

We’re definitely on the backside of 2018-Q3’s earnings reporting season, where the pace of news about the previous quarters earnings is slowing and investors are turning their attention toward other diversions. In the first week of August 2018, the biggest diversion was the news that Apple (NYSE: AAPL) had become the U.S. stock market’s first trillion dollar…

EUR/USD Leans To The Lows – Levels To Watch

The EUR/USD kicked off the new trading week with a downside move and now eyes the 2018 low. Will it bounce or break lower? The Technical Confluences Indicator shows that the pair faces significant support around 1.1508. This is the convergence of the 2018 low, the Pivot Point one-week Support 1, and the Pivot Point one-day Support 3. Below, there…