Finance

The US Dollar Remains Stubbornly Bullish

The Dollar stubbornly refuses to fall, even though it too (like crude/bonds) is very deep into its Daily and Investor Cycle timing. Technically it is weakening, as seen within the indicators on the chart below. I believe this is a sign that the dollar has topped and is about to begin falling. When it eventually…

Everyone Wants Dollars (Again)

A new phase in the markets began this month.  The Federal Reserve ended its QE3+ purchases.  The Bank of Japan unexpectedly and dramatically stepped up its asset purchases under its QQE operations.  The government’s largest pension fund announced aggressive portfolio diversification plan.  Contrary to some press reports, the ECB remained unanimous in favor of additional…

Oil And Currency Markets Reflect Expectations For Lower Global Ec

by James Preciado and Jeff Baron , U.S. EIA Since August, both crude oil and currency markets have been influenced by lower economic growth expectations in countries outside the United States. Prices in both markets recently broke out of established trading ranges, driven by concerns about weaker future global demand. The current situation, with the dollar index…

Big Round By Bigcommerce: $50 Million In Series D

Australia-based e-commerce platform Bigcommerce today announced raising $50 million (USD) in Series D funding. The company will use the funds to invest in product development, grow sales and marketing, and expand its business to new markets. The financing was led by SoftBank Capital, a venture firm affiliated with SoftBank Corp., and included Telstra Ventures and…

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I spent most of Wednesday between the computer repair shop, the Doubletree hotel where an investor day was being held by one of our recommended companies, and Bloomberg’s offices and mine, all a short walking distance from each other. It was bitter cold. But given the weather in Buffalo, I figure I got off lightly….

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This information was originally sent to subscribers on Nov. 14, 2014. Oil Market Conditions and Opportunities Oil prices are in a period of strong decline.  That has hurt the prices of energy companies generally, as you see in the following chart.  West Texas Intermediate Crude (gold line) is down about 23% YTD, and that has…