Blog

Posts Tagged ‘gold’

Market rallies big this morning on lower new infection rates in Italy, Spain

A rally in European stocks that took the  STOXX 600 index up 3% in morning trading has extended to New York. At noon New York Time today, the Standard & Poor's 500 was up 5.65% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 5.66%. The NASDAQ Composite had gained 5.47% and the Russell 2000 had […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Special Reports: Everything You Need to Know About a Bear Market–Part 2: The Strange Case of Asset Correlations in an Extreme Bear Market

Bear Markets are extreme events. Which means they do weird things to asset correlations. And if you think that's too much inside baseball (you remember baseball, right) for you, think about how in a bear market you're counting on finding safety from a general market sell off in assets such as gold, currencies, bonds, or […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Sellers batten down the hatches today ahead of tomorrow’s report on new claims for unemployment

Not much mystery to today's selling. Investors and traders were trimming positions--or more--ahead of tomorrow's report on initial claims for unemployment. Last week brought a record 3.28 million new claims for unemployment as the coronavirus and "shelter in place" orders knee-capped the U.S. economy. State officials said last week that the totals would have been […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Another reason to buy gold–mines are going on shutdown in South Africa

The South African government has ordered a three-week lockdown in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus that will shut down the country's gold, platinum, and paladium mines. Sibanye Stillwater (SBSW) the world's largest primary producer of platinum, and Anglo American Platinum (AGPPY) have said they are complying with the government's actions. Expect to […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

S&P 500 drops 15% for the week

Let me emphasize that "for the week." The storm of bad news continued today with the European Union saying that the 2020 recession in that bloc may be as bad as 2009. Goldman Sachs warned that the U.S. economy may shrink 24% year over year in the second quarter. Oil fell again with government announcements […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Special Report: Everything you need to know about a bear market–Part 1 What kind of bear is this? Part 2 The Strange Case of Asset Allocations in an Extreme Bear Market

The definition of a bear market is rather simple: It's a drop of 20% or more from the market high. By this standard we've recently moved into a bear market on all the major U.S. stock indexes--and indeed on all the major overseas indexes with the exception, for the moment, of the Shanghai market. The […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Fed’s Sunday surprise sends stocks plunging; losses halved when trading resumes

The Federal Reserve's Sunday night "shock and awe" campaign--interest rates cut to 0% and $700 billion in bond buying--shocked stocks into a panic at the open Monday morning. With stocks down 11%, trading restrictions went into effect. When trading resumed, U.S. stocks hd recovered half, roughly, of their losses. s of 11:10 a.m. New York […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Stocks fall again as WHO declares coronavirus pandemic, White House fails to deliver stimulus plan–no place to hide outside of Treasuries and the yen

As of 1:45 p.m. in New York the Standard & Poor's 500 is down 4.62% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off 5.13%. The NASDAQ Composite is lower by 4.40% and the Russell 2000 small cap index, with its heavy load of smaller U.S. oil producers, has lost 5.23%. Speaking of oil, U.S. benchmark […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Gold rallies today with stocks; is this the answer to the gold drop mystery?

Usually gold, a safe haven, time-of-fear asset, rises when stocks stumble and worries climb. Not during last week's big sell off in stocks. Then gold and gold stocks moved down along with stocks. Today, however, as the Standard & Poor's 500 rallied to end the day up 4.60% and the VIX fear index tumbled by […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.

Tags: | |

Today’s attempt at a bounce doesn’t hold–S&P 500 closes down in New York

This morning it looked like U.S. stocks would bounce from the drop of Monday and Tuesday--about 6% on the Standard & Poor's 500. As of 10:51 a.m. New York time the index was up 1.64% to 3182.08. But that has turned out to be the high of the day. By 12:18 p.m. the index was […]

To subscribe to JAM you need to fill in some details below including, ahem, some info on how you'll pay us. A subscription is $199 (although if you're subscribing with one of our special offers it will be lower) for a year for ongoing and continuing access to the site. And we'll throw in the first week free! If you change your mind during that first week, just cancel your subscription from your profile page, and you won't be billed anything.