Before the Open (Jul 5-8)

Good morning. Happy Wednesday. The Asian/Pacific markets leaned down. India, New Zealand and the Philippines did well while Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are currently doing very well. The UK, Poland, France, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden are up […]

Before the Open (Jun 27-Jul 1)

Good morning. Happy Friday. The Asian/Pacific markets did poorly. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and Indonesia dropped more than 1%. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are mixed and little changed. Turkey and Finland are up; Greece, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic are down. Futures in the States point towards a down open […]

Signs Inflation is Subsiding

Let’s talk commodities. We know inflation is high. Gas and food prices are front and center and are taking a bite out of most people’s disposable income. Below I’ll flip through many charts. First agriculture and ag-related. The building materials. Then precious metals. And finally energy. Then I’ll sum everything up. RJI is a commodities […]

Before the Open (Jun 21-Jun 24)

Good morning. Happy Friday. The Asian/Pacific markets did great. Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and the Philippines led with solid gains. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are currently doing well too. The UK, Denmark, Poland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and Austria are up while Russia is down. […]

Oil Will Tells Us When the Market Crash is Coming

The market is in terrible shape. On the index level, tops have formed and confirmed downtrends are in place. Among individual stocks, 80-90% of tech is in a bear market. The internals have been weak for at least six months. But while most of the market is off limits to investors, oil has offered a […]

Before the Open (Jun 13-17)

Good morning. Happy Friday. The Asian/Pacific markets were mostly very weak. China did well, but Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines dropped more than 1%. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are currently getting posting solid gains. The UK, Denmark, France, Turkey, Germany, Greece, Finland, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and […]

Before the Open (Jun 6-10)

Good morning. Happy Friday. The Asian/Pacific markets were mostly down. China did well, but Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines dropped more than 1%. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are down a lot. The UK, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Finland, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Israel, Austria […]