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The Grains, and some of the Softs and Meats that have a substantial export market are getting hammered today and this week on the breakout in the US Dollar on European weakness.
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Pay Attention to the Yen for your risk on “heads up” to get the market direction right in the short term. Typical No Commitment Monday in Markets. Earnings are going to drive markets this week along with Housing Econ News, as well as the API and EIA Energy Reports.
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We think given the devaluation history of the Turkish government and Monetary Policy Strategy that the Lira will continue to depreciate further against the US Dollar over the long haul. Any pullback in this USD/TRY Currency Cross is a buy in our opinion.
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It is important to think about capital allocation strategies in a high level manner such as position sizing, possible outcomes, risk profiles, catalysts, opportunity costs and market conditions. But sometimes the simple play is the correct play, and don`t let perfect play syndrome or fancy play syndrome get in the way of making of making money for your…

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We discuss the financial markets from Gold and Copper to Stocks and Currencies in this video. It was a very bad week for bond holders globally, but especially here in the United States.
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A Bigger Build in Natural Gas inventories this past week compared to the last couple of weekly reports. We could go down to $2.50 per MMBtu the next couple of weeks if we get milder weather forecasts for the remainder of the summer season.
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Last week it was gasoline that disappointed traders, this week it was distillates that had the large build in inventories. Watch for several tests of the $44.50 area in Oil the next couple of days.
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Borrowing Yen in front running the BOJ, exchanging Yen into US Dollars, and buying Risk Assets like Oil gave the commodity a nice boost today. API comes out tonight at 3:30 CST
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We discuss everything from Gold and Oil to the Yen and Coffee in this market video. We put a couple new charts on our monitors to follow more closely.
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Congratulations on your success. Your path has been your own and your outside the box thinking is refreshing and powerful. No doubt, you have enjoyed it and yet surprised yourself and others with it over the years. The reason for my contact is your insight into the inevitability of solar energy costs going to nearly zero. I agree. You clearly…

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We show the underlying costs of QE by the Federal Reserve in terms of much higher inflation that counters the benefits of lower interest rates on the Home Ownership Rate by lowering disposable income for consumers. The Fed giveth on one hand and taketh away with the other hand. When the all in costs of QE and ZIRP…

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The Fed has argued that it is easier to respond to an upsurge in economic growth from here by staying conservative at the zero bound than it is to continue hiking and the economy takes a downturn from here. Actually this isn`t even correct, as they could very easily just cut rates again much easier than trying to…

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