Bacon Demand Is Higher Than Ever as Price Volatility Grows
Amid robust restaurant, retailer demand, bacon “far and away the most volatile” of all hog cuts. A new bacon index aims to solve that problem.READ ON
Why Micro Futures Are A Game Changer for Retail Traders
Equity index traders hesitant to venture into futures should be encouraged by contracts one-tenth the size of the popular E-miniREAD ON
Pete Kyle’s Enduring Influence On Market Structure
Former floor trader learned lessons from the Fed’s 1979 rate hike that he's applied to a 40-year career in economics.READ ON
Market Update: Upcoming Major Market Moves
Negative yields are becoming the norm for many central banks, says Jack Bouroudjian. He covers how instability in Europe and…
Does An Inverted Yield Curve Always Mean Recession?
Since the last Federal Reserve rate hike in late 2018, treasury yields have been on a consistent slide towards their…
Chart: Corporate Profits Are Stagnating
U.S. corporate profits are stagnating due to the trade war. Lower interest rates are not going to fix this problem….
What Gold’s Rise Means for Rates, Equities
It has been several years since we have seen volatility in gold. An increase in gold volatility can typically be…
The Federal Reserve Is Out of Options
Inflation is subdued and there is nothing the Federal Reserve (Fed) can do about it. Inflation pressures are low in…
Traders Should Be Watching This Weekly Government Report
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is a regulatory body creating rules to ensure a properly functioning and relatively transparent…
Why The Chinese Yuan Matters
On August 5, the Chinese yuan weakened below 7 per dollar for the first time in 11 years. The last…
How Trade and Central Bank Policy Are Driving Gold Volatility
Why does the price of gold fluctuate and why has the precious metal seen so much volatility in recent months?…
Bitcoin Is Not A Safe Haven Yet
In early July I wrote an article discussing bitcoin’s progression into a viable fiat currency proxy in a world of…
Equity Volatility Does Not Spell Recession
Equities and bonds are worried about a recession. With the escalating trade war with China, the odds of a U.S….
After A Year, Commodities Remain in The Trade War Crossfire
Because commodities are globally traded, they have been in the eye of the trade war storm for the past year….