Posts by Chuck Butler

Has China Taken Control Of Gold?

July 25, 2018 Blog 0 Comments

July 25, 2018 * Currencies can’t find a bid on Tuesday * Subsidies to offset tariffs? Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! I’m sure hoping that my time away from home for the next two weeks, is better for my sleep time! Because I’m tired of what’s been going on here these nights! Yes, the day will finally arrive very early tomorrow morning when I board a plane going south! And this year, the whole family is going to be there with me! Usually it’s Andrew, Rachel and Braden, along with Alex that go with us this time of year. Dawn, Jerry, Delaney and Everett, usually go in the spring for Spring Training games, and warm weather. But this year, Dawn & family are going too! It’ll be a crowded little condo that we own, but we’re all family, so who cares, right? Jr. Walker and the All-Stars greet me this morning with their song: What Does It Take… (love that song!) For my last Pfennig before vacation, I’m going to be nice and sweet, no harping on or calling people dolts, including ..

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Giving Traders Rope…

July 24, 2018 Blog 0 Comments

July 24, 2018 * Currencies and metals give back most of their Friday gains * A check on Russian fundamentals on the docket today… Good day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! At this point, we’re going to have to hope for a turn-around Tuesday to take the starch of the dollar’s collar. I sat outside with good friend Duane last night to watch the Cardinals blow yet another game late… Our rookie pitcher, making his major league debut, pitched 7 no-hit innings, but the bullpen blew the leas and he was not awarded a win, nor were the Cardinals… I said to Duane, “well, that’s what happens when you only score 1 run, you lose 2-1”… UGH! I’m about to wave the white flag on the Cardinals’ season, folks… The Beatles greet me this morning with their classic rock song: The Long & Winding Road… Well, the overnight selling of the currencies from Sunday night, continued throughout the day on Monday… Why on earth, would investors/ traders/ hedge fund managers, be thinking that the dollar is the ..

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Is The ECB Behind The Euro Selling?

July 23, 2018 Blog 0 Comments

July 23, 2018 * Currencies and metals rally on Friday! * Trump doesn’t appreciate the rate hikes! Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! A very nice weather-wise weekend here in the St. Louis area, led to a lot of outside time for me! Warm but not excessive heat, I loved it! My beloved Cardinals didn’t have the weekend series with the rival Cubs turn our the way they wanted… But boy did Matt Carpenter have “a day” on Friday… I texted my baseball buddies yesterday to say, that I have officially given up on Marcel Ozuna, not that most of you care, but that’s pretty bad when I give up on a player… I sure hope he proves me wrong! Yes, greets me this morning with their classic rock song: Roudabout… Well, Friday’s price action in the currencies saw the dollar’s worst day in over two weeks… Seems the dollar bugs got spooked when President Trump not only blasted the Fed and their rate hikes one day, but came back for more for day two! Seems that Trump doesn’t appreciate the Fed hiking r..

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