Archive for 2013

Gold Charts: 2000-Present, 2011, ’12, ’13

This is from a bigger project I am working on.

I found it interesting that even thought Gold hit its peak in 2011, it did not have a negative year until 2013:







Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Technical Analysis

Huprich: Wisdom Comes in the Smallest of Packages.

We previously published Art Hurpichs’ Market Truisms and Axioms back in 2011.  Art is a CMT with Day Hagan Asset Management, and he returns with an updated set of Stock Market Rules to Remember. Enjoy. ~~~ As you are reading this, we are in the process of moving our “youngest” to Virginia, as he prepares for…Read More

Category: Rules, Technical Analysis, Trading

10 New Year’s Eve Day AM Reads

Good New Year’s Eve morn. Here’s what I’m reading on the last day of the year: •Bloomberg markets two-fer: …..-Dow Climbs to Record, Poised for Best Year Since 1996 (Bloomberg) …..-Gold Declines on Way to Worst Year Since 1981 as Silver Drops (Bloomberg) • America in 2013, as Told in Charts (NY Times) • Behavioral Resolutions for…Read More

Category: Financial Press

My Annual Predictions for the Coming Year, 2014 Edition

Here are my forecasts for 2014, guaranteed to not be wrong: Category Forecast Dow Jones Industrials No idea S&P500 WTF are you asking me for? 10 Year Bond Could not fathom a guess Emerging Markets Who knows? Fed Fund Rates Haven’t a clue US Housing Market That’s a really good question Inflation Not a clue…Read More

Category: Humor, Markets

Business Behaving Badly

Despite having to paying millions or even billions of dollars in fines, many companies look at the payments as just the cost of doing business.

See also: A Year of Corporate Fines

Category: Video

What is the Impact of Fukushima on Wildlife in American NorthWest?

Seals, Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies and Sardines In The Western Part of North America All Suffering Mysterious Diseases At the Same Time. Is it Radiation from Fukushima? We’ve previous documented that seals, sea lions, polar bears, sea stars, turtles, sockeye salmon, herring, anchovies and…Read More

Category: Energy, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

‘Tis two days yet to New Year

From the inimitable Art Cashin of UBS: ‘Tis two days yet to New Year but despite what you’re hopin’ The folks in the Board Room say “the full Eve we’ll stay open” So we’ll buy and we’ll sell as the tape crawls along And though “Bubbly’s” verboten we may still sing a song Two Thousand…Read More

Category: Humor, Markets

A (Somewhat) Bursting Bond Bubble

Another holiday present from Goldman Sachs: Source: Goldman Sachs, “Top of Mind”, December 18, 2013.

Category: Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets

10 Monday AM Reads

Welcome to the last week of 2013. Here’s what I’m reading: • 13 data milestones for 2013 (Pew Research) • Best review I’ve read yet:  ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ (Reformed Broker) see also Meet The Real ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ in the original 1991 Takedown Of Jordan Belfort (Forbes) • Trickle Down Thievery and Hoarding (or…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Sarkar’s Week in Preview

US GDP was revised higher to an annualised rate of +4.1% (from +3.6% previously) in Q3, with consumer spending, a key driver of the economy increasing by +2.0% on an annualised basis, higher than the +1.4% previously estimated. Analysts have increased their annualised growth forecasts for the 2nd half of the year to around 3.0%,…Read More

Category: Markets