How to Hedge a Speculative Stock Market

Mix free money with a global pandemic, and you have the ingredients for a major market meltdown. It may not happen today, or tomorrow, or even this year. But if history is any guide, it… Read More

Take Initial Risk “Off the Table” in the Euro

A big rally in American 10-year T-note yields and the inability of the European Union to vaccinate its population have taken their toll on the common European currency, halting the slide in the dollar. Inflation-adjusted… Read More

Crude Oil Rally Running Out of Gas

Big production cutbacks by mega-producers Russia and Saudi Arabia lit a fire under the oil market to start 2021. Now that these cuts have achieved their objective and prices have risen to $65 per barrel,… Read More

Will Bond Yields Boost the Buck?

Cheap money encourages wanton financial behavior, such as borrowing for no real reason other than pure speculation. Cut-rate cash created by zero interest rates is the rocket fuel powering TINA (There Is No Alternative) trades…. Read More

Bearish Shift in Soybeans?

The USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report on Tuesday. It showed world stockpiles of soybeans down a massive 77% from the 2019/2020 crop year – the lowest since 2013/2014…. Read More

Silver “Short Squeeze” Squelched

The Reddit revolutionaries may have leveraged the Internet to change the investing game in heavily-shorted shares like GameStop (GME), but they bit off too much when it came to silver. Small traders flooded bullion dealers… Read More

Rising Bond Yields Pose Threat to Pricey Stocks

Something strange has happened the past few days: long-term interest rates are rising as stock prices are falling. This is opposite the classic “risk on”/ “risk off” formula which has dominated almost all of the… Read More

China Buys, La Niña Dries and Soybeans Soar

Exploding Chinese demand, a disappointing North American harvest and drier-than-normal conditions across key soy-producing areas of Brazil and Argentina have provided the fuel for the ongoing bull market in soybeans. “Beans” closed at $12.64 per… Read More