Golden Start to the Year

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Gold futures had their best week in five months due to weakness in both the US Dollar and stock prices. Last week's weakness in the greenback culminated with the sharp sell-off after the Non-Farm Payrolls report... Read More...

The Year of Volatility

Monday, February 8, 2016 Today is the Chinese New Year and the Year of The Monkey. In the financial world, volatility has been the dominant theme since the start of 2016. Traders were eagerly anticipating the January nonfarm payroll report... Read More...

Will Non-farm Payrolls Report Brighten-up a Gloomy Start to 2016?

Friday, February 5, 2016 Economists are lowering their expectations for this morning's Non-farm payrolls report for January. Current expectations are for about 190,000 jobs being created last month vs. 292,000 jobs created in December. Private sector employment is expected to... Read More...

Commodity Bear Market Extends Aussie's Woes

Thursday, February 4, 2016 The Australian Dollar remains in a rut, depressed by weak commodity prices. Many traders have also been risk averse to begin 2016, which has not been favorable to risky, economically sensitive currencies tied to commodities. The... Read More...

Resistance is Futile

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The news is filled with stories on how current low price levels for Crude Oil are weighing on the global economy. Well, while parts of the global economy are certainly feeling the effects of cheap crude,... Read More...

Kuroda Jolts Yen Bulls

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Japanese Yen futures took a sharp nosedive last week after the Bank of Japan announced a negative interest rate strategy on Friday. This aggressive action from the BOJ took many traders by surprise, as much of... Read More...

Slow and Steady Growth Keeps Pound Afloat

Monday, February 1, 2016 In many ways, the UK economy is mirroring the economy of the United States. Unemployment is falling, inflation remains low, and economic growth is slow, but steady. Housing prices continue to be an issue throughout the... Read More...

Will Oil Producers Finally Cry "Uncle"

Friday, January 29, 2016 Crude Oil futures shrugged off a larger than expected storage build last week, adding to the call of some analysts that a near-term bottom may be forming. On Wednesday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that... Read More...

Cold Blast Fails to Inspire Nat Gas Traders

Thursday, January 28, 2016 Natural Gas futures were higher four of the past six trading sessions, as traders awaited today's inventory report. The winter storm that hit the East Coast, dropping temperatures along with snowfall, is expected to have drawn... Read More...

Will Sleepy Cotton Market Awake this Year?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 While China remains "King" when it comes to Cotton consumption, the country's apparent shift to a more consumer orientated economy along with pressure for increased wages for the Chinese workforce, may eventually lead to a shift... Read More...