6-Month Unfavorable Seasonality Period Approaches

Next Wednesday, May 1, begins a six-month period of unfavorable seasonality, of which we are commonly reminded by the saying “Sell in May and go away.” Research published by Yale Hirsch in the Trader’s Almanac shows that the market year is broken into two six-month seasonality periods. From May 1 through October 31 is seasonally unfavorable.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 19 April 2013 – The case for owning gold is as strong as it ever was

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on gold, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, crude oil, copper, and the British pound.

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We’re moving closer to a financial crisis not further away

Five and a half years on from the Great Recession and with stock markets approaching their all-time highs, the feeling among investors is that a new crisis is becoming less and less likely. However the evidence suggests that we’re moving closer to a financial crisis not further away.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 22 February 2013 – Is this the end of the gold bull market?

This regular column reviews the condition of several markets, including stocks, commodities and precious metals. This week focuses on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the FTSE 100, and the volatility in the sugar market. It also examines the question: is this the end of the gold bull market?

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When Bridgewater makes a bet on stocks, commodities, oil & gold miners, investors should take notice

In both 2010 and 2011, Bridgewater was ranked the largest and best-performing hedge fund in the world. Therefore when they make bullish bets on stocks, commodities, oil & gold miners, investors should take notice.

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