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 […]

Before the Open (May 31-June 3)

Good morning. Happy Friday. The Asian/Pacific markets leaned up. Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines did well; India and Malaysia were weak; China and Hong Kong were closed. Europe, Africa and the Middle East are currently little changed. Denmark, Greece, South Africa and the Czech Republic are up; Russia and Italy are […]