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February 17, 2017
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US stocks dip and bond yields set four-year highs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Monday after an early gain faded. Technology companies are taking some of the biggest losses. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is getting close to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn't reached since January 2014. That's pushing the price of gold and silver down, while aluminum producers are sinking after the Treasury Department moved to ease sanctions against Russian...

April 23, 2018
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Get Started: National Small Business Week goes digital

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK GOES DIGITAL The Small Business Administration's observance of National Small Business Week this year will largely be an online series of events. The awards ceremonies and conferences that in the past were in-person affairs will be held on Facebook, Twitter and other digital sites. All will be free. The events begin Sunday with the first of two awards ceremonies. The second, on Monday, will include the announcement of...

April 23, 2018
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Is the Gold Market Finally Ready to Breakout?

Throughout  2016, we stated we did not expect much from Gold, and we stuck...

January 30, 2017
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World shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall St

Global shares were mostly lower Monday following Friday's steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea's announcement that it would stop nuclear and missile testing. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was almost unchanged at 7,365.29. Germany's DAX edged 0.1 percent lower to 12,522.34 and the CAC 40 of France declined 0.2 percent to 5,404.24. The future for the S&P 500 lost 0.1 percent and the future for the Dow lost 0.2 percent. ASIA'S DAY: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 22,088.04 and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.1 percent to 2,474.11. Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 0.5 percent to 30,254.40 and the Shanghai Composite index dropped...

April 23, 2018
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Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall St

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday following Friday's steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea's announcement that it would stop nuclear and missile testing. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 22,091.73 and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.2 percent to 2,471.25. Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 0.4 percent to 30,288.71 and the...

April 23, 2018
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Telling Head and Shoulders Pattern in Soybean Oil

I have been very bearish on soybeans for quite a while due to the fundamental setup. The USDA report on January 12th did show a large estimated drop in carryover from 460 ml/bushels to 405 ml/bushels, which fueled a voracious fund and...

January 29, 2017
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Gold Correction Completed?

Patrick MontesDeOca, CEO of the Equity Management Academy , discussed how...

January 27, 2017
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British Pound: The Decline Might Pause for a few Months

If you have been trading the decline in the British Pound, it may be time...

January 26, 2017
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Kuwait says overnight fire at onshore oil rig now contained

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's state-run oil company says it has contained a fire at an onshore oil rig in the country's southwestern oilfields. The Kuwait Oil Co. said early on Monday that a fire broke out while an emergency team responded to what it described as a "minor" leak at the al-Maqwa field. The company said the fire caused no injuries and production continued at the field. It did not offer an estimate...

April 23, 2018
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New Jersey governor signs drill ban to thwart Trump plan

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters. It is one of numerous coastal states using state-level laws to try to thwart...

April 20, 2018
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Decision Time in Gold

Gold has been working steadily higher over the last month of trading. ...

January 25, 2017
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Fund Length in Soybeans Growing

If you take a look at the speculative bullish positioning in soybeans,...

January 25, 2017
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Technology companies help pull stocks lower in late morning

U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in morning trading Friday, extending the...

April 20, 2018
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Demand Cycle in Coffee can Spell Dollars for Option Traders

Believe it or not, coffee prices could soon start pricing reduced summer...

January 23, 2017
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Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares fell back Friday after a major...

April 20, 2018