Baby Copper Bull Finding Its Legs

Copper prices are considered by many analysts to be a key measure of economic strength. Growing economies require a lot of copper; it is used in construction, electronics, power transmission and many other applications too… Read More

Managed Futures: If Not Now, When?

We write this on Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming and seizing of the infamous French fortress by revolutionaries. They were determined to make the 1 percent pay for the injustices they believed were heaped… Read More

Managed Futures 101 (Part B)

In Part A of our “Managed Futures 101” blog post we tried to shed light on this little-known asset class by comparing it to more well-known investments like mutual funds and ETFs. In Part B… Read More

US Dollar Making New Lows for the Year

Last Friday’s close in the US Dollar Index was the third consecutive weekly close below its 3-year old uptrend line. This puts a continued dollar rally in doubt. What fascinates us most about the chart… Read More

Sun Should Shine on Silver Soon

Silver has a dual personality. Like gold, it is a precious metal and, because it is cheaper than gold and accessible to many more investors, nearly always outperforms its richer cousin in gold bull markets…. Read More

Managed Futures 101 (Part A)

Managed futures are one of the fastest-growing asset classes. Money under management by the Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) who direct the trading for this asset class has increased nearly 60% in the past 7 years…. Read More

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