Posts by Chuck Butler

Another Bounce For The Dollar…

July 10, 2018 Blog 0 Comments

July 10, 2018* Currencies get whacked in the overnight markets…* What’s up with Chuck today?Good day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! I hope your Monday was Marvelous, as mine was… It’s very quiet here, when I’m all alone, and that’s a good thing! I think I gave a dear reader a heart attack the other day, I guess my fat fingers reported the ruble price as 22.94… When it was really 62.94… Darn fat fingers… No baseball last night to complain about. HA! I broiled me a nice big fat steak last night, sautéed some mushrooms to go with it, had a salad, and a bottle of wine… It was a great meal for me, especially since I’m here by myself! The Great Jimmy Buffett, greets me this morning with his song: Fins… You’ve got fins to the left, fins to the right and your the only girl in town!Well, we didn’t see any further gains in the currencies yesterday, and in fact there could have been some slippage, but it was difficult to tell, given the tight ranges the currencies trade in. Gold w..

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Trade War Begins In Earnest…

July 9, 2018 Blog 0 Comments

July 9, 2018* Jobs Jamboree is interesting…* Currencies are back on the rally tracks!Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you… I trust you had a grand Independence Day Holiday week. I know I did… Saturday was probably one of the most beautiful days in July I’ve ever experienced in my life! But the heat will return later this week, so we have that to look forward to! NOT! I’m all alone again for the next 10 days, so as usual, “Hello, Pizzaman Pizza? I need a large, no, make that an extra large, with extra cheese, walk it through the garden and then through the barn!” HA! My beloved Cardinals are heating up the twitter verse these days, I wish they would concentrate on gong on a win streak of more than 4 games! Deep Purple greet me this morning with their song: Hush…I last left you last week on Tuesday, the day before our Independence Day Celebration, and at that time, the euro was climbing through the 1.16 handle, and on the days following the euro climbed through that handle..

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The Tariffs Begin To Show Up In The Data…

July 3, 2018 Blog 0 Comments

July 3, 2018* Currencies hit a roadblock yesterday…* It’s Our Independence Day Tomorrow!Good Day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Are you staying cool? Because it’s going to be a hot one here for the 4th of July Independence day Holiday. I’m going to put something in the Big Green Egg, and 6 hours later I’ll check it. No standing over a hot grill for me! But Barbeque will be in order for sure! I’d like to do some ribs, but, I don’t think everyone that will be here are fans of ribs, so I’ll have to think of something else… Kansas greets me this morning with their song: The Wall… In the 70’s you didn’t get much hotter for a band than Kansas was… I’m just saying…Well, I was looking over some charts yesterday, of the stock market performances of the S&P 500, Dow and Russell 2000… And if you believe in charts, then go out and load up on more stocks… But if you only use charts as a “helper”, then be careful… Because in other charts I looked at, the effects of the Trump tariffs..

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