commodities Archive

  • As 2015 draws to a close, it's time to tally up the best- and worst-performing investments of the year. Here they are, in glorious and sometimes excruciating detail.

    Here Are the Best- and Worst-Performing Assets of 2015

    As 2015 draws to a close, it's time to tally up the best- and worst-performing investments of the year. Here they are, in glorious and sometimes excruciating detail.

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  • Brent crude oil prices touched their weakest level in more than 11 years on Monday on concerns of global oversupply, while Wall Street ended higher as investors went shopping after two days of sharp declines.

    Wall St. rebounds but dollar falls and oil touches 11-year low

    Brent crude oil prices touched their weakest level in more than 11 years on Monday on concerns of global oversupply, while Wall Street ended higher as investors went shopping after two days of sharp declines.

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  • Gold will rally when we see the same crack in confidence in the banks and government. Mainstream media will preach the opposite, as they always do, since they are part of the political establishment and not the free press. So when they say it’s a false rally, no worries, they are wrong 100% of the time.

    Gold — Money Supply — Media

    Gold will rally when we see the same crack in confidence in the banks and government. Mainstream media will preach the opposite, as they always do, since they are part of the political establishment and not the free press. So when they say it’s a false rally, no worries, they are wrong 100% of the time.

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  • Therefore, the answer is NO. There is no constant relationship between gold and the stock market regardless of what promoters will argue. Keep in mind that the promoters are selling something; they are not objective analysts.

    Are Stocks and Gold Inversely Correlated?

    Therefore, the answer is NO. There is no constant relationship between gold and the stock market regardless of what promoters will argue. Keep in mind that the promoters are selling something; they are not objective analysts.

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  • There is no correlation between gold and inflation any more than there is with most commodities. We have the largest database in the world. If such a relationship existed, we would be shouting it from the rooftop. The commodities business is highly cyclical; boom and bust is par for the course. Yet, these promoters bury people alive by telling them that there is no cycle and it is always up, up, and away.

    Gold & Money Supply

    There is no correlation between gold and inflation any more than there is with most commodities. We have the largest database in the world. If such a relationship existed, we would be shouting it from the rooftop. The commodities business is highly cyclical; boom and bust is par for the course. Yet, these promoters bury people alive by telling them that there is no cycle and it is always up, up, and away.

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  • Oil will drop to the first support zone $31-$35. Breaking that level will warn that we should see a broader decline. It does not appear that oil will make new highs in real terms. Technology is shifting and oil will gradually fade in use over decades ahead.

    Oil & The Commodity Risk

    Oil will drop to the first support zone $31-$35. Breaking that level will warn that we should see a broader decline. It does not appear that oil will make new highs in real terms. Technology is shifting and oil will gradually fade in use over decades ahead.

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  • As long as there are people who still believe that the gold market is uniquely manipulated, rather than simply in sync with the world economy, then the sad truth remains that we have not yet seen the bottom of the slide in gold prices just yet. Gold’s weakness led to a brutal sell-off among the world’s top gold miners and our Energy Models warn we are STILL not in an oversold position.

    Gold Miners

    As long as there are people who still believe that the gold market is uniquely manipulated, rather than simply in sync with the world economy, then the sad truth remains that we have not yet seen the bottom of the slide in gold prices just yet. Gold’s weakness led to a brutal sell-off among the world’s top gold miners and our Energy Models warn we are STILL not in an oversold position.

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  • There will always be jerks whom are incapable of understanding how the world functions. We need those types of people to trade against for they are the fuel that makes the markets move opposite of their expectations. These are the same type of people who prevented progress by refusing to believe the world was round for how could someone possibly stand upside down on a ball without falling off? It’s just absurd!

    OPINIONS vs. Quantitative Modeling

    There will always be jerks whom are incapable of understanding how the world functions. We need those types of people to trade against for they are the fuel that makes the markets move opposite of their expectations. These are the same type of people who prevented progress by refusing to believe the world was round for how could someone possibly stand upside down on a ball without falling off? It’s just absurd!

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  • Predominately, the problem that confronts the majority is the complete failure to comprehend what actually causes a panic. The assumption that there is some BUYER who buys the high and carries that to a loss all the way down providing the mythical short-player vast profits is another myth. The buyers on the way down are typically short sellers taking a profit providing vital support. There are some courageous attempts at bottom picking. However, these tend to die out the longer the decline prevails.

    Spiral Panic

    Predominately, the problem that confronts the majority is the complete failure to comprehend what actually causes a panic. The assumption that there is some BUYER who buys the high and carries that to a loss all the way down providing the mythical short-player vast profits is another myth. The buyers on the way down are typically short sellers taking a profit providing vital support. There are some courageous attempts at bottom picking. However, these tend to die out the longer the decline prevails.

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  • Forget sell in May. So far the theme of 2015 has been sell on December 31, 2014 and go away because, as of June 30, the S&P closed essentially unchanged for the year. Not so for other markets and asset classes and markets.

    The Best And Worst Performing Assets In June And The First Half Of 2015

    Forget sell in May. So far the theme of 2015 has been sell on December 31, 2014 and go away because, as of June 30, the S&P closed essentially unchanged for the year. Not so for other markets and asset classes and markets.

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