Time to Buy Protection in the S&P 500

We have been resisting the urge to short the US stock market all year for 3 reasons: 1) the market is in an uptrend; 2) low global interest rates mean stocks are still the only… Read More

Risk Point Hit In Coffee: Exit May Bull Spreads

Sometimes things don’t work out. The bullish chart setup in coffee we identified in Alert #2, was negated by yesterday’s second, consecutive, lower close below our risk point of $1.60 in the May contract. Global… Read More

Ring Up Half of Bond Put Spreads

The one thing we’ve learned from our 3 decades in this business is to respect the market’s capacity for surprise. We’ve been exploring the huge gap between gold and bond prices since the beginning of… Read More

Gold Breaks Out, Will Silver Follow?

It looks like the gold market has answered the question we asked in our first “Alert” of the New Year, “Is it finally time to buy gold?” (Click here to read this report.) So far… Read More

Low Stress Bullish Setup In Coffee

It’s dry in Minas Gerais. And hot… This coffee-producing region of Brazil has had just 60 mm of rain since Christmas. Normal rainfall is 175mm. Brazil is the biggest producer of high quality Arabica coffee… Read More

Is It Finally Time to Buy Gold?

Poor gold bugs…Their belief in the yellow metal never seems to die. Not even a punishing bear market, which clipped over 40% from gold’s August 2011 high, has dented their enthusiasm. They chalk up the… Read More