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Will Earnings Be the Catalyst That Produces the Next Market Pullback?

The meat of earnings season starts Tuesday, and we will find out soon enough.

Heavy Metal Market: Expect Some Profit-Taking in These Commodities

Let's check the charts of gold, silver and copper and see how these commodities could pan out.

Crude Oil's Next Move Is to the Upside as Dollar Weakens

A weaker dollar is likely to put a bid under oil prices.

Market Hot Streak, Breakout or Rejection? Davos Risk, China, Earnings Parade

CEO speak will be as important as anything the Fed Heads say this week or anything that spills out of the clown car in Davos.

CPI Main Event, Disney-Peltz Proxy Battle, Pump Up the Volume, January Effect

Disney is not the first well-known firm to be taken on by Peltz and Trian.

CPI Is Expected to Drop, But Will It Be Enough to Keep the Market Going Higher?

The market has consistently overestimated how willing the Fed is to shift to a more accommodative stance.

I See Big Possibilities for the E-Mini S&P 500

The charts here are neutral now, but any large dips will likely be fantastic long-run setups for the bulls.

CME Group Gains an Analyst's Favor, but What Do Its Charts Say?

The technical signs are mixed but are showing some recent improvement.

When Gold Bugs Are Flat, Rallies Can Sparkle

It's rare to see a speculative position in gold that's anything other than largely bullish, and liquidation events have generally been stepping stones for fresh rallies.

Welcome to 2023: What Now? 2022 Scorecard, Jobs Week, Margin Eaters, Tesla

The business relationship between the U.S. and China is changed forever. That removes many of the margin-increasing benefits of globalism from the corporate profit proposition.

2022 Was All About Extremes in Commodities

Over the past 12 months, the boom and bust tendency for wheat, oil and gas was put on full display, but will 2023 go back to the fundamentals?

This Weekend's Assignment: A Study on Gas, Sugar Trades

Here are two 'paper trades' I've put together to learn about how commodities work and to get the swing of trading them -- safely.

Santa Rally Trading, Morose Monday, 5 Steps Toward Progress, Managing Risk

The ability to adapt is the single most important character trait present in those who do well in difficult spots.

When It Comes to Lumber Futures, Take a Bottom-Up Approach

Lumber prices appear poised for an upside recovery.

Fed Madness, Powell's Ongoing' Mistake?, Confused Traders, Trading Coca-Cola

The Fed should have used a scalpel in executing recent policy adjustments. It chose to use a sledgehammer.

Why Oil Speculators Throwing in the Towel Is a Bullish Sign for Crude

Speculators have been slowly liquidating their long positions to the smallest seen in at least five years.

A CPI Set-Up? Fed in the Wings, Bah Humbug, Sam Bankman-Fried, Bullish Pfizer

If the CPI number prints a bit frosty, there will be and should be some questions.

Cold as Ice, Hot Pockets, Tempered Fed Rhetoric, The Iger Sanction, Trading Zoom

For both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, in aggregate, Monday was the slowest trading day since August.

Oil Has a Crude History on Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving holidays are known for oil market collapses.

Don't Fight Seasonality, Or You Might Get Coal in Your Portfolio

I've seen the holidays wreak havoc on unsuspecting bears -- don't be an open target this time.

Trampled Ground, Intense Algorithmic Fight, Good News-Bad News, Cisco and Nvidia

The big kids have been far more active in rallies. Selloffs have more than likely been composed more of traders taking profits, while those big kids have sat on their hands.

Timberrr, Warren Buffett Has Bought Into Louisiana-Pacific

I wonder if The Oracle considered WFG before buying into LPX?

Tuesday's Test, Inflation Expectations, Biden-Xi, Ho, Ho Humbug, Apple Outlook

Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard did not sound quite as dovish as her comments were made out to be Monday. That said, Brainard certainly did not sound hawkish.

Midterm Election Markets, S&P vs. Nasdaq, Uninverted? Seasonality, Disney on Tap

The S&P 500 has posted a positive return for the 12-month period after a midterm election 19 consecutive times. That's a pretty nice batting average.

Copper and Freeport-McMoRan Are Poised to Rally

Here are the key price levels on copper futures and FCX to watch.

In Oil, Windfalls Are Always Followed by Misery ... and Vice Versa

What have I learned after all these years of following commodity markets? High prices bring supply. Let's dig into what that means for investors.

When It Comes to Gas Prices, Know What Is Cyclical and What is Secular

Just months ago, we heard cries about Europe running out of gas amid a harsh winter. Now, with gas prices down at least 50%, what will happen with fuel-oil switching?

Crude Reality: Oil Futures Are Set to Rise

Here's what this could mean.

The U.S. Made a Strategic Blunder on Oil With the SPR: Here's How to Fix It

The U.S. has drawn a line in the sand on oil prices. This seems to be a critical error.

The U.S. Dollar Holds the Key to Unlocking Almost All Assets

Whether you are speculating in currencies or commodities, or are a long-term investor in stocks and bonds, you are indirectly trading the U.S. dollar.