Five Hundred Words 12/06/2018

As markets feel continued downward pressure, questions surrounding the future of US-China relations move to the fore

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Five Hundred Words 12/04/2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Daily Writing 9:10 AM Initial impressions of the day Yesterday we touched on commodities moving higher.[1]  Intuitively you’d think that the spike in demand for copper and other base metals would be due to the tentative truce between the US and China.  However, we can't confirm this, and the dramatic downturn… Continue reading Five Hundred Words 12/04/2018

Five Hundred Words 12/03/2018

Monday, December 3, 2018 Daily Writing 7:04 AM Today is the first trading day of December.  We are looking forward to implementing our new risk management strategy which emphasizes performance against the SPX benchmark. Over the weekend the United States and China agreed to a trade war ceasefire. Certain commodities are trading much higher, notably… Continue reading Five Hundred Words 12/03/2018

Five Hundred Words 11/30/2018

Friday, November 30, 2018 Daily Writing 10:14 AM Today is the final trading day of November.  Yesterday we exited our short US 10-year Treasury position as it is becoming clear that yields are struggling to keep their head over the 3.00% support level.  Although the historical volatility of the PST exchange-traded instrument was within a… Continue reading Five Hundred Words 11/30/2018

Five Hundred Words 11/29/2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018 Daily Writing 9:01 AM Earlier this morning the price of oil dropped below $50 per barrel.  Where is the bottom?  What impact will this have on the US shale industry? The headquarters of Deutsche Bank was raided by police today as part of a money laundering probe.[1] The yield of the… Continue reading Five Hundred Words 11/29/2018

Five Hundred Words 11/27/2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Daily Writing 8:58 AM Gold remains rangebound hovering around the $1200 spot price.  The price of gold has not moved outside of $1200 to $1235 per ounce since the middle of August. Oil has started to hold ground at $51.00/barrel.  We found an informative clip assessing the current oil pricing situation.… Continue reading Five Hundred Words 11/27/2018