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

Managing Volatility with Managed Futures

Managed futures can be confusing to individual investors. Technical jargon and a lack of familiarity with futures and options leave many investors befuddled and wary. But managed futures are more than just esoteric, “black box”… Read More

Grains Are Cheap; Is It Time to Buy?

“The best cure for low prices is low prices.” This phrase, made popular in the trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade, sums up our take on two markets we believe to be among… Read More