No Pressure

Futures are off about 2% following yesterday’s FOMC announcement and press conference – the closest we’ll probably ever get to a mea culpa – which was accompanied by the usual algo nonsense. Suffice it to say, traders have come to their senses and markets are once again reflecting the likelihood of the Fed tightening into … continue reading →

The ECB’s Fantasy World

You can’t make this stuff up. With May inflation at 8.1% across the euro zone, the Governing Council is leaving rates unchanged with an increase of 25 bps to be unleashed in July to “ensure that inflation stabilizes toward its 2% target over the medium term.” Sigh… Futures continue forming their triangle with a denouement … continue reading →

Update on Currencies: Apr 28, 2022

The dollar index continues its tear, surpassing both its 2017 and 2020 highs this morning. This is consistent with our forecast [see: Apr 11 Update on Currencies] that the Fed would need help from a rising dollar to attack inflation without having to resort to sky-high interest rates that would further accelerate the growth of … continue reading →

Update on Gold: Dec 26, 2018

Back on August 15, we noted that gold was nearing an important downside target.  From Charts I’m Watching: Aug 15, 2018: [Gold] has reached triple support –the .618, yellow TL off the 2011 highs, and the red TL from 2010.  We’ve targeted 1173.60 since the yellow TL broke down in May and gray channel broke … continue reading →