Trading Ideas

Ahead of the January FOMC - Craig Hemke (28/01/2020)

January 28, 2020 Much of the talk surrounding gold thus far in 2020 has focused upon geo-political and pandemic risks. While all of this is relevant to price in the short-term, the discussions being held by the Fed's FOMC this week will have a much more durable impact. At this point, I wouldn't exp ...

Trading Weekly Options on Canada Goose Holdings Inc (GOOS.TO)

Just as a follow up to our block trade on Canada Goose Holdings Inc (GOOS) from November 14, 2019,  the January 17, 2020 $46 strike call options have expired worthless, since the stock traded out-of-the money at market close. Effectively, we have captured the full option premium of $4.31/share and ...

Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 3.5% year-over-year in November

S&P/Case-Shiller released the monthly Home Price Indices for November ("November" is a 3 month average of September, October and November prices).This release includes prices for 20 individual cities, two composite indices (for 10 cities and 20 cities) and the monthly National index.Note: Case-Shill ...

Morning News: January 28, 2020

Coronavirus Is Unwinding Global Economic Gains China Curbs Travel to Hong Kong; Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 100 JPMorgan Keeps Bonuses Flat for Bankers, Traders In the Race for Cheap Airfaire, It’s You Vs. The Machine Services in Spotlight After Apple Stock Market Value Hits $1.4 Trillion Airb ...

Sweet Spot for Gold’s Fundamentals

Gold cannot lose this year. Let me explain. The most bearish points for Gold (aside from a blowoff in inflation) are when an economic recovery gains traction or when the Fed raises rates to combat inflation. All three scenarios entail stable or rising real interest rates and, therefore, no investm ...

January 27, 2020

Weakness since the BoC rate announcement on January 22 is continuing, with new chatter that global tourism will take a hit. Looks like all the speculators have decided that all yields are going to and through zero with familiar, but still perplexing, effects on FixedReset prices … the TXPR price ...

Asia Morning Session: Financial Markets Go Viral

The rotation into haven positioning, seen in the holiday-thinned Asian markets yesterday, gathered momentum overnight. Fears about the global impact on economic growth, due to the Wuhan virus outbreak, saw Europe follow Asia lower, with Wall Street having its biggest fall in three months. German B ...

8 Gold Miners Showing Relative Strength Despite Coronavirus Scare

As the #coronavirus hits global #stockmarkets investors look to #gold and the highest quality #goldminers showing great relative strength on a cloudy day! Files crossing my desk showing flight of quality capital into some gold miners we follow including $FNV $LUG $TGZ $GCM $BTO $YRI $KNT $ ...

The Return of Spheres of Influence

Traditionally, international relations were driven by what is called spheres of influence.  European and Japanese governments divided Asia and Africa among them. The spheres were often political concessions or the result of direct force,   War was often the price to be paid for increasing on ...

Analyst Views – Markets roiled as China virus spreads

Uncertainty over a virus outbreak in China and its spread around the world is roiling markets, sending stocks lower and investors scurrying into safe-haven assets. Investors are worried about the impact on both Chinese and global growth and cited a “sell now, ask questions later” approach. COM ...