Following the volatility and cumulative declines of 2018, markets in January experienced a welcome relief. In addition to the government shutdown’s resolution on January 25, the US Federal Reserve also signalled its sensitivity to market response by halting further rate increases which triggered positive sentiment in the markets. The easing rhetoric between US and China...Read More →
Today I represent my clients best interests in the commodity futures markets as a LEAD BY EXAMPLE commodity trading consultant, educator, and newsletter publisher that was a high placing finisher in the 2014 Altegris Int’l CTA Trading Competition. Schad Commodity is a member of the National Introducing Brokers Association. I am also an active advisor,...Read More →
S&P 500 Index Daily Chart from December 3 to December 21, 2018 December 3 Stock indices surged on news that Washington and Beijing agreed to a 90 day trade ceasefire. President Trump reported that China has agreed to remove tariffs charged on vehicles made in the US to below the 40% level. The White House...Read More →
The volatile market movements in November were primarily dominated by and reflective of geopolitical factors and concerns. Starting with domestic matters, the US midterm election outcomes seemed to have matched broader market expectations, with the Democrats taking control of the House. Markets have historically performed well during the third presidential term, starting with the preceding...Read More →
Last Week’s Big Picture Historically, stock indices tend to rise after midterm elections. In addition to this, the presidential third term, which is in 2019, has seasonally been a positive one for the stock market. In terms of interest rates, the environment is still relatively low as the Fed seeks to a achieve a “neutral...Read More →
Options are one of the hottest investment vehicles in the trading world today. Some traders are looking to speculate, some are merely looking to hedge. In any case, more and more investors are looking to options signals as a way to earn money in an up or a down market. It wasn’t always this way,...Read More →
In this episode, Brandon tackles the G20’s economic implications, the jobs report, and the status of the commodities market.
When it comes to investing, the options can seem limitless. Frankly, they can be a bit confusing. Some may overlap in one way while being very different in others. This adds to the cloud around understanding which investments might be right for each individual investor. Then, once investors understand the concept of these various investments,...Read More →
May was a bit of a rocky month for investors- that doesn’t mean we’re in a stock market bubble. The Donald Trump-fueled bull market continued to climb, with the Dow surpassing 20,000. However, political turbulence dampened that rise. Investors became wary of whether or not the markets would be able to sustain that growth without...Read More →
In May’s episode of In the Booth with Brandon Fargo, Brandon talks about the recent G7 conference, the consumer confidence report and the upcoming jobs report and unemployment rate. Find out what jobs numbers are needed to see a nice rally in the markets!