Beaten-Down Cocoa Signals Potential Bottom

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While some may not be susceptible to its seductive charms, global demand for chocolate and its raw material, cocoa, has exploded. Western consumers eat 286 chocolate bars per person, per year…. Read More

Is It Time to Fade The Trump Bump?

The market is telling us it may be. A close below 2287 in the E-Mini S&P 500 futures today would be the second consecutive close beneath a previous day’s low, generating a sell signal in… Read More

What’s Next for Post-Election Markets?

The financial media is full of prognostications about what the Trump presidency will mean for markets. Bonds swooned and stocks soared after the election with both markets pricing in the near certainty of fiscal stimulus… Read More

Time to Buy the British Pound

“You can observe a lot by just watching.” This famous Yogi Berra quote sums up our take on the Trump surprise. We always believed Trump could win (check out some of our old Blog Posts… Read More

Time to Exit Short T-Note Position

Last night’s surprise victory by Donald Trump has sent T-bonds and T-notes into a tailspin. Let’s use this decline as an opportunity to exit the December 129 / 125 bear put spreads we suggested buying… Read More

Cheaper Way to Play Crude?

The weather may be cooling down, but things are definitely heating up in the crude oil market. Yesterday’s announcement that Vladimir Putin would support OPEC in “balancing the oil market” sent prices over a dollar… Read More

Is It Too Late to Buy Gold?

Savers looking to keep their money secure in an FDIC-insured US bank may soon have to pay for the privilege. Nearly a decade of making no return on savings could get even worse. Negative interest… Read More