Market Overview

Matt Simpson
Weekly Wrap: Gold To Hit $1300?
By Matt Simpson - May 12, 2014

A snapshot view of last week's market action with technical notesFOREX: AUD/USD  Morning Star Reversal on W1 to warn of bullish continuation EUR/USD  Bearish Engulfing on W1 also closed beneath ...

Sober Look
US Housing Sector Stalling
By Sober Look - May 12, 2014

The US housing recovery continues to face headwinds. Here are the key factors contributing to weakness in the sector. 1. We've had a sharp decline in housing affordability due to higher prices and ...

Is Now The Time To Buy China?
By  - May 12, 2014

Below is a look at how Chinese assets are performing. There has been much speculation that China's banking system is in a state of disarray, and its economy may be undergoing a collapse of sorts. The ...

Marc Chandler
Is The Dollar At A Turning Point?
By Marc Chandler - May 12, 2014

On the most basic level, the key issue facing investors is whether the markets are at a turning point. The dollar looked like it was going to break down, with the euro and sterling poised to have ...

John Rubino
Deflation Shock Coming?
By John Rubino - May 11, 2014

While the US is celebrating a (supposed) recovery, other big parts of the global financial system are behaving as if some sort of deflationary crash is just around the corner. In Europe, for instance,...

Jay Hawk
Market Followup: May 5 - May 9, 2014
By Jay Hawk - May 11, 2014

The following table lists the key economic data and other events that came out during the week of April 28th through May 2nd, with release times displayed for the GMT time zone. The list also ...

Inflation Has Begun
By  - May 11, 2014

Just like the topping process in 2007/08. The rotation of inflation out of the stock market and into the commodity markets had begun. Notice that since the first taper in 2008, the stock market has ...

Sober Look
Diminishing Usefulness Of The Fed Funds Rate
By Sober Look - May 11, 2014

As the massive over-liquidity in the US banking system reaches new highs, the amount that banks borrow from each other continues to decline. In the past, some banks borrowed from other banks in order ...

Michael Lombardi
The Six-Year Boom in Part-Time Work
By Michael Lombardi - May 11, 2014

One week ago Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 288,000 jobs were added to the U.S. jobs market in April. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3% from 6.7 % in March. (Source: Bureau of Labor ...

Blair Jensen
Market Health: Simple Rotation Or A Top?
By Blair Jensen - May 09, 2014

Over the past week all of our core market health indicators fell. This isn’t encouraging considering the fact that the market rebounded from weakness early in the week.  It is starting to feel more ...