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- Who is Buying Gold?
While you were selling gold yesterday, China was buying. They are now the largest gold buyer in the world. ISDA rules Greek bondholders haven't suffered a "credit event" even if they take 70% losses.
- Eurozone Unemployment Up
Eurozone unemployment hits a 13 year high at 10.7% Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House Monday. Brazil declares currency war.
- Turbulent Times
China lowered their growth estimate for this year to 6.5% Greece faces the deadline on their bond swap deal this Friday. Iran is rattling its saber as Netanyahu visits the White House.
- Too Far, Too Fast
The market ran out of buyers, so we need to consolidate our gains and head higher soon.
- Marking Time
The market is trading higher today on a dead cat bounce after yesterday's selloff, we are just marking time for another leg down. The deadline is tomorrow for Greek bondholders to participate in the debt swap.
- Read Between the Lines
The Fed has a new plan for "Sterile QE" It's not sterile, it is more money printing. This signals the market is ready to move higher.
- Full Speed Ahead
Employment is up, China's inflation is down...the market is full speed ahead.
- Confused Market?
The market seems confused today. China reported a $31.5 trade deficit for February. Portugal's sovereign debt interest rates are rising.
- March Madness
Don't get sucked in to the market, it is not a spectator sport like basketball. Buy and Hold is an attractive investment plan, but most don't practice it.
- Monetize the Debt
Interest rates are climbing as investors pull out of fixed term treasuries to buy dividend payers. How long before the Fed monetizes the debt?
- Death of Gold
Popular sentiment is that the precious metals run is over. Hardly. You can trade the channel that has been established over the last four years.
- Still a Bull
The market continues to crush bears and push higher.
- Looking for Trouble
We see three potential problem areas, Portugal, China and Iran. Any or all of these could bring down the market rally we have enjoyed since last October.
- Syria, Iran & Russia
President Assad of Syria is seeking to crush opposition. Iran has sent advisors and cash to buy weapons from Russia. Russia is shielding Iran and Syria from interference by the U.N.
- Dow Theory
Dow Theory requires that Transports confirm a move higher by Industrials. They are not...yet. Existing home sales were off by one per community last month. Ted Stevens...RIP
- PMI Poker
USBS "flash" PMI came out overnight for China at 48.1 Any reading under 50.0 means fewer orders and a slowing order book. Obama visits Cushing Oklahoma
- Currency Building
China signed a currency swap agreement with Australia yesterday. They are slowly building a currency to compete with the U.S. dollar as the "world's reserve currency."
- Headline Risk
The market looked soft this morning, but Ben Bernanke came through hinting of more accomadation in monetary policy...QE
- Wrong Again
Professor Happer dismantles global warming in the Wall Street Journal. Our arguement is the same as Michael Crighton's, science is always be if it is science it is provable.
- Crude Oil Fear Play
Iran announced today they would attend negotiations over thier nuclear ambitions in April. P5+1 talks may calm themarkets and take the "fear premium" out of crude oil.
- Favored Traders Prt. 1
Why are some traders on the CME treated differently than others? Who is behind manipulating the price of precious metals, and why?
- Favored Traders Prt. 2
JP Morgan bought Bear Stearns in spring 2008. The Fed and NY Fed bank gave them $59 billion. JPM got a 3.3 billion ounce short position in silver. Many believe JPM is managing the price of silver for the Federal Reserve.
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