Commentary

Notes From Underground: Before I Break

Aug 16, 2021

On Sunday, we acknowledge the 50-year anniversary of Richard Nixon’s decision to close the GOLD EXCHANGE WINDOW and put an end to the post-World War monetary system known as Bretton Woods. I can say exactly where I was: A bus station in Afula,... more

Market Summary: August 15, 2021

Aug 16, 2021

Petroleum prices ended the week mixed as the monthly IEA report warned of slowing demand growth linked to the ongoing resurgence of COVID-19 delta variant cases which reached six-month highs in the US. OPEC in its monthly report left its demand... more

The Roundtable Insight – Russell Napier and Yra Harris on Financial Repression and the Age of Debt

Aug 13, 2021

Russell Napier and Yra Harris on Financial Repression and the Age of Debt.

Russell Napier is author of the Solid Ground Investment Report and co-founder of the investment research portal ERIC. He has written macroeconomic strategy... more

Notes From Underground: Bye Bye, Jerome Powell

Aug 09, 2021

Early last week Senator Elizabeth Warren made her case against Chair Jerome Powell. In a Financial Times article, the senator blasted Powell for his light regulatory touch while praising the efforts of Governor Lael Brainard. Yet many believe... more

Market Summary: August 8, 2021

Aug 09, 2021

The likely growing impact on demand from a serious resurgence of the delta variant of COVID-19 propelled petroleum prices to their largest weekly drop since the week of October 2nd , 2019. Reinstituted restrictions particularly in China, the... more

Notes From Underground: The Fed As G-30 Proxy?

Aug 04, 2021

Last week’s FOMC meeting went as expected but the press conference actually provided some solid questions as the media put some pressure on Chair Jerome Powell. NPR actually received an answer to what TRANSITORY means to the Fed chair: Prices... more

Market Summary: August 1, 2021

Aug 02, 2021

Petroleum prices gained for a second week in four and ended July positive for a fourth consecutive month. Easing concerns regarding the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, an ongoing and accurate perception of an expanding global supply deficit... more

Notes From Underground: Wow Unto Chair Powell

Jul 28, 2021

The previous blog post about President Lagarde painting the FEDERAL RESERVE into a corner OUGHT to be revealed tomorrow as there is expected to be no change in FED policy and I believe that Chair Jerome Powell will do his best to pose as dovish... more

Notes From Underground: Trade Complications (The Power of the Nation-State)

Jul 28, 2021

That headline is courtesy of Whitewave Trading, an interactive chat room in which high-powered analysis for traders generates some great trades and uses NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND to add a fundamental view. Monday’s Whitwave has this advice: “When... more

Is December 2021 Corn Poised for a Breakout?

Jul 26, 2021

Since the May 7th high at $6.38/bu., CME Group December 2021 Corn futures have been trading in a sideways albeit large trading range with the $6.10-$6.38 area as resistance and $5.00-$5.15 area as support (See Figure 1 below).

Recent ADX... more