Precious Metals Post-Fed Pre- Election

September 26, 2016

I guess it came as no surprise that the Fed left interest rates unchanged last week but the precious metals market had prepared for a central bank surprise as many speculators and traders closed positions. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I examine the state of the four precious metals traded on the COMEX and NYMEX and explain why right now the bullish landscape has never been more powerful.

Article: Precious Metals Post-Fed Pre- Election

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Fed Inaction Is Bullish For Real Estate And Lumber

September 26, 2016

Last week, the Fed left interest rates unchanged at the 25-50 basis point range on the Fed Funds rate. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I explain why this means that real estate prices and new home construction will continue to rise and lumber will shift into bull mode after a brief correction.

Article:Fed Inaction Is Bullish For Real Estate And Lumber

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The Fed Casts It’s Vote For Hillary Clinton

September 26, 2016

On Wednesday, September 21 the FOMC told markets that interest rates will remain unchanged for the ninth straight month in 2016 despite a promise of 3-4 rake hikes at last December’s meeting. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I explain why I believe the Fed inaction amounts to a vote and endorsement for Hillary Clinton in the Presidential election that will take place on November 8.

Article: The Fed Casts It’s Vote For Hillary Clinton

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Two Base Metals That Have Fundamentals Behind Them

September 26, 2016

All nonferrous metals traded on the LME are higher in 2016 but two have exploded due to supply-side fundamentals. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I examine all of the base metals with particular attention to the prospects for tin and zinc which are up over 30% and 40% respectively so far this year.

Article: Two Base Metals That Have Fundamentals Behind Them

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Only One Warren Can Save Wells Fargo And It Ain’t Liz

September 26, 2016

There was quite a show in Washington on Tuesday as WFC CEO John Stumpf became a whipping post for Senator Elizabeth Warren. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I explain why it was all a big grandstanding show by Warren and the only one in a position to fix the problem is the other Warren, Mr. Buffet.

Article: Only One Warren Can Save Wells Fargo And It Ain’t Liz

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Crack Spreads Offer Clues

September 26, 2016

Over recent weeks gasoline and heating oil crack spreads have been exhibiting some two-way volatility. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha, I explain why crack spreads have been working to establish an uptrend over recent weeks and why this could be a great time to add Valero (VLO) to your portfolio.

Article: Crack Spreads Offer Clues

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Crude Oil Summit in Algeria- Meaningless

September 26, 2016

This week OPEC members and the Russian will sit down in Algeria to discuss the potential for a production freeze, quotas, cuts, and other topics that are likely to die at the negotiating table. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I examine the prospects for the September 26-28 meeting and the reasons why it will be another exercise in futility for those attending and those hoping the cartel gets its act together.

Article: Crude Oil Summit in Algeria- Meaningless

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