Thursday, February 22, 2018

Markets: Gold & Silver

When people lose confidence in governments and money they buy gold and silver. Maybe they shouldn't but that's what they do.

Related trading instruments: 
  • iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV)
  • SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)
  • Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Views on Commodities and Asian Financial Markets



Jim Rogers shares his views on the commodity markets and on the Asian financial markets.

Related trading instruments:

  • iShares MSCI Japan ETF(EWJ)
  • iShares MSCI Singapore Index Fund ETF (EWS)
  • iShares MSCI South Korea Index Fund ETF (EWY)
  • SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)
  • Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)
  • iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV)
  • United States Oil Fund LP ETF (USO)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Crude Oil: Supplies Are Under Duress Worldwide

Known reserves of oil are in decline all over the world except for fracking. The fracking buble burst, the fracking players had to slow down. Supplies are under duress worldwide for oil.

Related trading instruments: 

  • Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)
  • United States Oil Fund LP ETF (USO)

Crude Oil: Higher Prices in 2019, 2020

Crude Oil is in the process of making a complicated bottom. Eventually we will see higher prices, maybe in 2019 or in 2020.

Related trading instruments: 

  • Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)
  • Nymex Crude Oil futures

Monday, February 12, 2018

We Have Seen The Top In The Bond Market

We have certainly seen the top in the bond market, there is no question about that. Bonds will probably be going lower for years to come.

Related trading instruments: 

  • iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEF)
  • iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas. Bond ETF (TLT)

Higher Interest Rates Ahead

There is no question that we will see higher interest rates over the next few years. In fact, interest rates will go much, much higher in the next decade.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Investing: Agriculture Commodities Are Less Vulnerable

Well, agriculture has been going down over the past several years. I would consider agriculture less vulnerable and perhaps even a place to make money on the upside because things have been down for so long.

Related trading instruments: 

  • PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

India Will Be Worse Affected Than Other Markets

Nearly all markets will be affected in the same way especially India because Mr. Modi is now coming up with a capital gains tax. So now the Indian stock market has the problem of having gone up for a long time and for a long way and now you will have a capital gains tax. India will probably be worse affected than other markets.

Related trading instruments:

  • WisdomTree India Earnings Fund ETF (EPI)
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Reason For The Stock Market Correction

Whenever there is an overdue stock market correction people always look for a reason. I can give you some reasons: the main reason is that it has gone up too long, too far, too fast but interest rates are also going higher and there are problems in Washington with the government. There are many reasons. But essentially it is because it went up without a correction and now we are having one.

Related trading instruments: 
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)
  • Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM)
  • SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Stock Market Sell-Off Explained

Stock markets around the world have been going up a lot in the last few years and in the U.S. for instance the stock market has not had a big correction for a long, long time. It's very unnusual what happened in the U.S. stock market, it was overdue for a rout and now we are having one.

Related trading instruments: 

  • SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)
  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)
  • Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM)

Views on the Stock Market Sell-Off


Jim Rogers explains the stock market sell-off on Bloomberg Asia.

Monday, February 5, 2018

India Should Finally Open Up Their Economy

I'm looking for I would expect a three and a half of 4 percent deficit more this year I don't know if they'll announce that they'll probably announce 3 percent because they always make it sound better than it is so the deficits going to get bigger thinks it would make me happy would be opening up the Indian economy finally but they're not gonna do that and they're not gonna listen to me. (WisdomTree India Earnings Fund ETF (EPI))

India: The Debt Will Go Higher

As you know there's an election next year and like every election everywhere in the world throughout history everybody is going to get a little present. The debt will go higher the budget will not be balanced. They may say they're going to balance the budget but it's going to get worse. (WisdomTree India Earnings Fund ETF (EPI))

Friday, February 2, 2018

Gold: I Don't Think It Will Breakout

I don't think it's going to be a breakout year for gold. I still think there will be opportunities in the future to buy gold lower. It's been almost seven years since the high. Sometime in the next year or two I certainly expect for gold to make a low and then to start going higher and higher.

Related trading instruments: 

  • SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)
  • Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDX)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

US Treasuries: How China Will Play

If I was in Chinese I would say "No, I'm going to wait until I need to play the card to start selling the US Treasuries." If they need to take an action they won't have any bonds to sell. At least if they own a lot of Treasury bonds they can say to America, "If you do that we're going to sell your bonds."

Everybody Should Be Selling US Treasuries

Everybody should be selling US Treasuries. We had a bull market since 1981, that's 36-37 years. I don't own any long term US Treasuries, everybody should be selling them for economic reasons as well as for any other reason that they might have. (iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT), iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond Fund (IEF))