Macro Considerations

The macro picture remains largely unchanged. Janet Yellen is expected to lead the Federal Reserve into a new phase by beginning to taper its long-term asset purchases early next year. The ECB is expect to move in the other direction, leaning against th… [...]

"Is This The Right Time To Get Into Gold?"

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,245.25, EUR 915.29 and GBP 763.07 per ounce.Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,241.75, EUR 913.12 and GBP 760.46 per ounce. Yesterday the markets were closed in the U.S. for the Thanksgiving national holiday.The closing fix in L… [...]

Frontrunning: November 29

So much for the euphoria: Stores open early on Thanksgiving but shoppers in no rush (Reuters) Get to work Mr. Chairwoman: Do-Nothing Congress Dithers on Budget as Deadline Nears (BBG) FX to Libor Probes Leave U.K. Traders Looking for Lawyers (BBG) Pro… [...]

“Wave Of Disaster” Threatens U.S. Mortgage Market

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,250.75, EUR 919.80 and GBP 767.99 per ounce.Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,250.75, EUR 923.88 and GBP 773.69 per ounce. Gold fell $6.70 or 0.54% yesterday, closing at $1,242.10/oz. Silver slid $0.17 or 0.85% closing at $19.85… [...]

“Wave Of Disaster” Threatens U.S. Mortgage Market

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,250.75, EUR 919.80 and GBP 767.99 per ounce.Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,250.75, EUR 923.88 and GBP 773.69 per ounce. Gold fell $6.70 or 0.54% yesterday, closing at $1,242.10/oz. Silver slid $0.17 or 0.85% closing at $19.85… [...]

Guest Post: Take The Money And Run: China’s Ill-Gotten Wealth Flees Overseas

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The front door is covered with official pronouncements of "the China Dream" and blustery demands of hegemony, but the back door is choked with members of the financial/political Elite fleein… [...]

How Gold Price Is Manipulated During The "London Fix"

There was a time when the merest mention of gold manipulation in “reputable” media was enough to have one branded a perpetual conspiracy theorist with a tinfoil farm out back. That was roughly coincident with a time when Libor, FX, mortgage, and bond m… [...]

70% Of Brooklyn Home Sales Are To Hedge Funds, Investors And International Buyers

It has been over a year since we listed the three “pillars” of the latest dead cat bounce in the housing market. Recall: “the REO-to-Rental subsidized investment program, which led to an epic surge in demand for multi-family housing, i.e., rental, unit… [...]

Goldman Reveals Its First Two “Top Trades” Of 2014: Says To Buy S&P With 2250 Target, Short AUD

The only thing that prevents us from going all in short the S&P following the revelation that Goldman’s first revealed top trade of 2014 is to go long the S&P Dec 2014 futures with a target of 2250 and a close below 1855, is that the reco is no… [...]

Stock Futures Rise To New Record Highs On Carry-Currency Driven Ramp

Another day, another carry currency-driven futures melt-up to daily record highs (the all important EURJPY soared overnight on the return of the now standard overnight Japanese jawboning of the JPY which sent the EURJPY just shy of a new 4 year high of… [...]