Pigs Are Going “Hog Wild”

Hog prices are soaring as the effects of African Swine Fever (ASF) are finally starting to hit home in pork-loving China. We wrote about ASF in a September blog post and recommended a six-month option… Read More

Platinum Has Plenty of Catching Up To Do

Poor platinum. It is one of the rarest of metals, hidden deep within the earth, making it far harder to mine than gold or silver. Platinum also boasts superior industrial properties, such as very high… Read More

Is The Bear Market In Stocks Over?

We’ve written at length about the importance of the 200-day moving average in the S&P 500, starting with our first blog post of the New Year. Buoyed by a Fed that swung from hawkish to… Read More

Has Platinum Lost Its Luster?

Platinum used to be the king of metals. Once considered the “rich man’s gold,” platinum had more cachet. “Platinum” record albums sell more than gold ones. “Platinum plans” have more perks than “gold plans.” But… Read More

Gold Hits $1,325. Will $1,407 Be Next?

Gold continued its surge higher last week, hitting our first near-term target of $1,325 per ounce on Thursday before backing off a bit on Friday. January and February are typically very good months for gold,… Read More

Will African Swine Fever Cause Pigs to Fly?

A deadly and extremely contagious virus is threatening China’s hog producers. African swine fever (ASF) has been found in pigs transported from Northern to Southern China. ASF has the potential to kill every single hog… Read More

Silver is Back in the Bargain Bin

There is probably no more frustrating market to trade than silver. The poor man’s gold has a nasty habit of breaking all the rules. It refuses to rally when all indicators seem to point upward,… Read More