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Russia And China Load Up On Gold

Russia And China Load Up On Gold

Crumbling U.S Empire drives Russia & China to move into Gold     Central bankers have been on a massive Gold Buying Spree led by Russia and China.  One must remember that not only is Putin ex-KGB, but he is also an economist and holds a black belt in judo.  Judo teaches you to use your opponent’s momentum to defeat him or her, and that appears to what Putin is doing.  He has this...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Speculating in Futures

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Speculating in Futures

Unfortunately, our propensity toward the familiar often holds us back and I feel this is even more true in regards to the world of trading.  Despite the human tendency to gravitate to the norm, I would like to challenge your perception of the markets and the way you approach price speculation.  Perhaps thinking outside of the box will lead you into alternative arenas and improve the...

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Trading Psychology: Moving Beyond Fear

Trading Psychology: Moving Beyond Fear

Fear is a powerful motivator and a 'healthy' emotion. One thing people often don't realize when thinking about fear, however, is that fear is triggered not only by danger, but also by opportunity… the flip side of danger. And in fact, in trading the two are inseparable.  As a result of this split, there are two types of traders, those who are mostly motivated by the fear of missing out… and...

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Sector Rotation Investing

Sector Rotation Investing

The stock market and the economy move in cycles. The stock market is a leading indicator to future economic trends. Figure 1 explains which S&P 500 sectors typically outperform during various economic cycles. Consumer Staples, Health Care and Utilities are classified as economically defensive sectors and typically outperform when the economy is nearing its peak in the cycle. Money will...

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Why Silver Could Be The Next Hot Market

Why Silver Could Be The Next Hot Market

Metals can be rewarding markets for option sellers. For one, there is plenty of open interest in the options. And in March of 2016, we’re on the other end of a volatility surge that makes these prime markets for option writing. We discussed writing Gold Strangles last month, and for those of you who follow the trades, you know we had to roll up the calls. Last month’s piece was on gold...

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Demand For Gold Bullion Is High And Rising

Demand For Gold Bullion Is High And Rising

In a recent interview on February 27, 2016, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former US Treasury Assistant Secretary, co-founder of Reaganomics, economist and author, said that the Federal Reserve’s ability to manipulate markets has continued for far longer than he ever thought possible. Even so, he doesn’t think we will make it through the year without a major collapse. With the American economy...

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Fed and Investor Fear Swing Gold; Energy Prices Could Be Next

Fed and Investor Fear Swing Gold; Energy Prices Could Be Next

How to Trade the New Volatility in Commodities With the exception of a few segments in the oil market, volatility was low across most sectors of the commodities markets in late 2015. Selling options in this environment can still produce firm results. But it involves a little more precision, a little more timing. It’s like tacking your sailboat against the wind. You can still get to your...

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Should You Invest In The World You Live In Or In A World You Want?

Should You Invest In The World You Live In Or In A World You Want?

Investing has traditionally been seen as an easier way to participate in trends, alas, the question needs to be asked if this is still true in a world that is increasingly entering a state of chaos. This chaos is here to stay for the foreseeable future. I am talking of a time frame of 10 years or more. While we will be seeing tradable trends the environment for longer term investors is going...

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New BioTech IPO On Tap: Syndax Pharma (SNDX)

New BioTech IPO On Tap: Syndax Pharma (SNDX)

Undeterred By Dormant IPO Market, Syndax Pharma (SNDX) Prepares to go Public We're now almost two months into 2016 and there have only been four IPOs to price so far. That puts us on pace for a whopping total of 24 IPOs for the full year, a ridiculously low total. Even in 2008, during the height of the financial crises, there were 31 IPOs to price.  Also of note is that the only IPOs to...

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Surfing the Waves of Crude Oil for Swing Trades

Surfing the Waves of Crude Oil for Swing Trades

Recently, I introduced the idea of trading the intraday waves of the markets in a TraderPlanet article.  You can access that article by clicking this link:  Do You Surf the Market Waves?  Here is another article on wave trading, this time in Crude Oil and for swing trading the daily chart. Waves help the astute trader measure the supply and demand (i.e., the selling and the buying) in the...

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