This afternoon, spot gold is surging higher by $27.00 to $1689.00 an ounce. The precious metal took off to the upside after the Ben Bernanke speech this morning which stated that the Federal Reserve would continue with further accommodating policies. Gold is one of the best indicators that inflation is being created. The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) is trading higher by $2.84 to $164.37 a share. Investors can also easily see the major stock indexes are surging higher today as…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 26, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Nearly every trading session when the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX-M2) are stronger before the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) they will sell off after the open. Yesterday, and today are perfect examples of this phenomenon. Obviously, we should all know by now that a weaker dollar will ultimately help to inflate the stock markets higher. The extremely light trading volume is usually bullish for the stock markets as there are simply no sellers in the marketplace.…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on March 21, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Gold and silver collapsed in epic fashion as the Dollar had a rare sharp spike intra-day. This was just one of the reasons for the market fall off new 52 week highs. In this article, I will show you why the markets are ready to fall and on the verge of a steep correction.
The collapse in gold and silver must be mentioned first. The SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD) is trading at $167.10, -6.39 (-3.68%) and the iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:SLV) is trading at $33.82,…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 29, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Once again, the U.S. Dollar Index futures (DX H2) sold off shortly after the opening bell rang at the New York Stock Exchange. Most traders should know that when the U.S. Dollar declines the major stock and commodity indexes will inflate and trade higher. That is certainly what has happened this afternoon. Earlier today, when the U.S. Dollar Index caught a strong bid higher the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA), and the SPDR S&P 500 Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) all declined…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 28, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments
The iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:SLV) has had a great run in 2012. Many traders are wondering when it will start to collapse back down. The key is to look at the chart. By looking at the chart you can discover key entries and exits on longs and shorts that will make you millions.
Connect the highs from 2011. Drag that line all the way down to the current time frame. That is your target on the SLV. Once the level is tagged, a short can be taken.
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 22, 2012 at 1:34pm — No Comments
The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) and the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) are both trading slightly lower this morning. These two precious metals will usually trade inverse to the U.S. Dollar, therefore, traders should follow the dollar closely. Short term traders can watch for intra-day support on the GLD around the $167.00, and $166.00 levels. The SLV will have intra-day support around the $32.25, and $31.80 levels.
Some other ways to trade the gold and…
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 17, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments
Nearly everyday we hear about the problems in the Middle East with Iran. While there could be conflict with the oil producing nation; it is important to realize that this is not causing gasoline to increase in price. Gasoline has been steadily rising over the past four months and is now trading near a six month high. On December 16, 2011 the United States Gasoline Fund (NYSE:UGA) was trading as low as $45.17 a share. This morning the UGA is trading higher by 0.64 cents to $53.14 a…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on February 1, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments
Nearly everyday since December the media reports how good things are getting in the economy. This report was better than expected, that report is better than expected and everyone is working again. While the economy might be healing in some way investors must ask themselves why the Federal Reserve is continuing to promote low rates until late 2014. The central bank is clearly dangling the carrot in front of the institutions to buy equities and inflate this market higher. Gold is the…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on January 26, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments
This afternoon, the Federal Reserve Bank announced that they will keep the fed funds rate at zero to a quarter percent until the end of 2014. This statement by the central bank has caused the U.S. Dollar Index to plummet intra-day. As we all know by now, when the dollar dips the markets flip. Everything in the market has rallied higher. Gold, silver, copper, oil, and just about every other commodity has soared since the announcement. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD) have jumped higher…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on January 25, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The markets are down again today. The selling is not massive but it is the third drop in a row. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $121.79, -1.32 (-1.07%). The big driver to the downside today is clearly commodities. Almost every single commodity is dumping sharply. Everything from oil to gold and silver. While these drops are massive, smart investors and traders are starting to look for the buy level.
Oil is coming off a massive run-up recently. The United…
Added by Bryan Leighton on December 14, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments
The markets are seeing red today. New worries are popping up over Europe and the debt crisis. This is causing the Dollar to spike higher and in response, the markets are falling. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) is trading at $123.77, -2.26 (-1.79%).
The markets are holding a choppy pattern of consolidation. Overall, this still has a bullish tone to it on a macro scale. The choppy action saw a big down move last Thursday, then an up move Friday and down the markets go again…
Added by Bryan Leighton on December 12, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments
When the precious metals decline, there is a very good chance that deflation is taking hold. This morning, both gold and silver are declining sharply lower. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) are trading lower by $4.49 to $161.96 a share. This is a decline of 2.60 percent for the GLD and this signals deflation in the stock market. The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) is trading lower by $1.00 to $30.33 a share. The SLV is declining lower by 3.25 percent and this is also signaling…Continue
Added by Bryan Leighton on December 12, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments
The market collapsed lower today as the new ECB chief Mario Draghi told markets he would not save the day. Expectations had been high for the ECB to come in and buy bonds from Italy and other stressed nations. It was clear in the short term, the ECB will not do this. The markets fell on this news with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping over 100 points on the day. The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA:DIA) is trading at $120.84, -1.18 (-0.97%) .
In reality, the…
Added by Bryan Leighton on December 8, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
At this time, gold and the major stock market indexes are synonymous. When gold rallies higher the major stock market indexes seem to rally higher as well. Gold is signaling to investors that inflation is being created by the central banks. As we all know by now, when there is inflation the major stock market indexes will react and trade higher. Just look at yesterday's market action, gold traded higher by more than $25.00 per ounce and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished higher…Continue
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