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.

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The Economics Of Lumber In 2016

August 15, 2016

The lumber market has been heading higher since 2015 and there are many reasons that it is likely to keep going. In my latest article for Seeking Alpha, I explain why trading lumber futures is a mistake but watching them is an imperative if you trade other commodities or have investments in home builders or construction as lumber often gives signals of changing trends in the housing sector.

Article: The Economics Of Lumber In 2016

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Signals From The Industrial Sector

March 16, 2016

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The prices of gold, oil, copper, lumber, iron ore and the Baltic Dry Index have bounced sharply from lows. In my latest piece for Seeking Alpha I examine the cyclical nature of commodity markets and explain why all of these moves taken together could portend an important change in the bear market for raw materials and why inflation could be the ultimate price for low interest rates and quantitative easing policies.

Article: Signals From The Industrial Sector

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Commodities: Oil, Copper and Lumber – A Three Legged Stool That Provides Clues

March 14, 2016

Recently, we have seen impressive gains and technical moves in crude oil, copper and lumber futures markets. In my latest piece for QT AG Online, I look at these markets and analyze what strength in these market could be telling us about the state of the global economy.

Article:Commodities: Oil, Copper and Lumber – A Three Legged Stool That Provides Clues

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Lumber- Another Clue In Understanding The Economy

November 16, 2015

Lumber is an important benchmark commodity price when it comes to understanding the current state of the U.S. and global economies. In my latest piece for About.com I explore the issues of liquidity and trading in lumber futures and explain why price moves in this market can tell us a lot about the future path of the economy.

Article: Lumber- Another Clue In Understanding The Economy

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Wild Volatility Ahead- The Saga of Copper, Lumber And Crude Oil Validated By Precious Metals

October 19, 2015

Copper, Lumber and Crude Oil together provide an interesting picture of the global economy at times. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha, I examine the status of these three markets that have bounced from Q3 lows and explain why the data leads me to believe that big volatility in all asset classes is ahead.

Article: Wild Volatility Ahead- The Saga of Copper, Lumber And Crude Oil Validated By Precious Metals

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Lumber — Oil — Copper- Ominous Signs

August 3, 2015

Lumber, crude oil and copper are all important benchmark commodities when it comes to assessing the strength of the global economic landscape. In July all of these markets fell hard and closed the month close to lows. In my latest work for Seeking Alpha I examine the action in these important benchmark commodities and explain why they are telling us that prices are headed lower and the U.S. dollar is on its way to new highs.

Article: Lumber — Oil — Copper- Ominous Signs

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