“Sell the Rip” in the S&P 500

In our first blog post of the New Year we identified the current condition in stocks as a bear market and explained some of the differences between bear markets and bull markets. The way to… Read More

3 Observations: Stocks, Dollar, Gold & Silver

The New Year brings hope that those unmet goals will, with the right amount of effort and planning, become reality. The New Year also brings a flood of prognosticators who have dusted off their crystal… Read More

Don’t You Want to “Strangle” Silver?

Like people, markets have personalities. Take silver. Silver is rude. Silver is cantankerous. Silver can be fickle. But folks LOVE silver anyway. The “poor man’s gold” has an allure that has stood the test of… Read More

Ready to Defuse the Bond Bomb?

Interest rates measure the price of money. That makes them the world’s ultimate commodity. Like most commodities, the price of money has been falling for a long time. The yield on T-year Treasury notes topped… Read More

Key Commodities Bottoming: Part 1

The winds are shifting. Critical commodities like corn, soybeans, sugar, hogs and coffee appear to be taking a cue from the energy sector and forming what we believe could be multi-year bottoms in the entire… Read More

Will African Swine Fever Cause Pigs to Fly?

A deadly and extremely contagious virus is threatening China’s hog producers. African swine fever (ASF) has been found in pigs transported from Northern to Southern China. ASF has the potential to kill every single hog… Read More

Silver is Back in the Bargain Bin

There is probably no more frustrating market to trade than silver. The poor man’s gold has a nasty habit of breaking all the rules. It refuses to rally when all indicators seem to point upward,… Read More

How to Play the “Trump Dump” in Soybeans

It’s on! The multi-front trade war that neither exporters nor importers wanted is heating up. While the U.S. stock market has shrugged it off so far, agricultural commodities affected by China’s 25% retaliatory import tariffs… Read More