August 3 2018 Market Minute

August 3, 2018

Super Central Bank (SCB) Update The Bank of England (BOE), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and Czech National Bank (CNB) all raised its interest rates this week. For the BOE this is its highest level, “.75%”, since the financial crisis ended. RBI has raised twice this year and now stands at 6.5%. CNB has raised […]

July 13th 2018 Market Minute

July 13, 2018

The Russell 2000 (1,708) and NASDAQ Composite (7,825) both hit an all time high again this week. Crude Oil (Sweet) ,$69.59, dropped back below $70 for the first time since June 26th 2018. US Treasury Yields were mostly unchanged from last week. Gold closed at $1,241 per ounce. Gold is well off its 2018 high […]

June 28th 2018 Market Minute

June 28, 2018

The Shanghai Composite (2,812) slid in to official ‘Bear Market’ territory this week now that it is down over 20% from it’s January 24th 2018 high (3,587). It is now down from it’s June 2015 high (5,178) by over 45%. Philippines SSE is down 19% and Indonesia’s JSX is down 14% year to date. Vietnam’s […]

China’s Economic Miracle

June 27, 2018

China over the last 20+ Years has experienced a Financial, Industrial, and Technological Revolution like no other country in history. More people have been lifted out of poverty in a shorter period of time than any other in history. They now have more Millionaire’s then any other country. The size of their economy has surpassed […]

February 22nd 2018 Market Minute

February 22, 2018

Could a large Chinese Insurance Company being taken over by the Insurance Regulator of the Country today be ‘the’ “canary in a coal mine”? This insurance company has a ‘balance’ sheet of 2 Trillion Yuan (~$300 Billion). ‘Balance sheets’ are supposed to “balance” with an equal amount of both assets and liabilities. Like with other financial […]

September 9 2016 Market Minute

September 9, 2016

All time high for the NASDAQ Composite earlier this week, (5, 287), but couldn’t hold it for the close of the week, (5,125). Today, Friday, was an interesting day due to the Dow Jones Industrial dropping 394 points to 18,085 and bond yields rising also. Oil rebounded a little to over $45. Today’s market was […]