Newsletter – Dec 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Dec 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Dec 03 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES… Dec 04 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT Dec 07 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES… Dec 07 QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT: MANUFACTUR… Dec 07 QUARTERLY FINANCIAL

A Setup for Identifying Market Bottoms

You’re following a market that just tanked. You think you see a potential “bottoming” but you’re unsure. You also know common wisdom says to not try to time market bottoms (or tops for that matter). Yet, getting in close to

Newsletter – Nov 2020

Upcoming Government Reports & Holidays   Nov 01 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REPORT Nov 02 HOUSING VACANCIES & HOMEOWNERSHIP Nov 03 MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES… Nov 04 US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS & SERVICES… Nov 06 EMPLOYMENT SITUATION REPORT Nov 10 MONTHLY WHOLESALE

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