Oil-Producing Nations Face a Long Road to Recovery

Countries across the globe are struggling in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Oil-producing nations that are part of OPEC+ are no exception. Russia is one of these countries and the news out of the former Soviet Union is that

Are We In an Uptrend or Downtrend?

Distinguishing an uptrend from a downtrend can be tricky for a couple of reasons. First, the idea of a “trend” always implies some kind of a “projection.” For instance, if we’re in an uptrend, then it follows that the market,

Newsletter – Oct 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays     Oct 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Oct 02 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT Oct 02 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Oct 06 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Oct 09 MONTHLY WHOLESALE REPORT

What Drives Commodity Futures Prices?

As the world economy continues to become increasingly connected, so too does the global commodities markets. One big reason for this is that the financial markets have become much more democratized thanks to new technology. Traders have near-immediate access to

Newsletter – Sep 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Sep 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Sep 02 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Sep 03 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Sep 04 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT Sep 08 QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT –

Newsletter – August 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Aug 03 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Aug 04 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Aug 05 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Aug 07 MONTHLY WHOLESALE TRADE: SALES & INVENTORIES REPORT Aug 07

6 Economic Indicators That Can Move the Markets – Part Two

Don’t get sideswiped by scheduled economic reports that you can see coming weeks ahead. Although some traders (and investors) don’t pay much attention to these reports, in the end, it can cost them in terms of opportunity or loss. Pay

6 Economic Indicators That Can Move the Markets – Part One

Don’t get sideswiped by scheduled economic reports that you can see coming weeks ahead. Although some traders (and investors) don’t pay much attention to these reports, in the end, it can cost them in terms of opportunity or loss. Pay

Can Social Unrest and Protests Affect the Market?

The recent protests, coming on the heels of a months-long COVID-19 lockdown, appear to threaten not only the already-frayed social fabric that makes up American society, but also the ideals of American democracy as we’ve imagined it for over two

Newsletter – July 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Jul 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Jul 02 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES REPORT Jul 02 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES & ORDERS REPORT Jul 02 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT Jul 09 MONTHLY WHOLESALE TRADE: SALES