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

The Most Important Chart You’ll See Today

The relationship between crude oil and the US stock market is one of the most important on the board because both are a reflection of the global economy. American stocks are a leading indicator –… Read More

Sugar Update: Looking Sweeter

The worst drought in decades continues to crimp sugar supply in South America. Prices were sent skyward Tuesday following a retest of contract lows (see chart below) by the announcement by a Brazilian trade group… Read More

Take Some Cash Off the Table in Yen

The Bank of Japan unexpectedly eased monetary policy on Friday, announcing the first new stimulus measures in a year and a half. This is causing the yen to decline sharply in the overnight session, putting… Read More

Nice Opportunity to Sell Yen Again

The dollar is undergoing a huge correction this morning in collaboration with the huge decline in Europe and the continuation of the big selloff in US stocks. It may be a tough day for stock… Read More

Exit All Bullish VIX Hedges

Last week’s meltdown in nearly all major stock market averages caused volatility as measured by VIX to spike dramatically. It is now encountering strong, multi-year resistance at the 22.00% level. Could VIX spike even higher?… Read More

Sugar Losing Sour Taste: Is It Time to Buy?

Drought in Brazil – the world’s #1 sugar producer – was the catalyst behind last week’s move higher in sugar. Dry conditions have caused production in the sugar-growing regions of Brazil to drop 7.4% compared… Read More

Natural Gas: “Winter is Coming…”

Fans of the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” will recognize this phrase. For those unfamiliar with the show, “Game of Thrones” is a multi-plotline story about the battle for power in a mythical land… Read More