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Dollar strengthening

Reassessing Risks with the U.S. Dollar Strengthening

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the USA holding 290 votes of the Electoral College against 228 earned by former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. In the popular vote the democratic candidate won by 668,273 votes, but Trump’s success to gain in key swing states took the majority of the […]

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Federal Reserve rate hike

To hike or not to hike, that is the Question

The day after tomorrow, Wednesday September 21st, the FOMC finishes its meeting and market participants see only a 20% chance of a hike to happen, according to Bloomberg. Several analysts share the opinion that a move before the US-presidential elections will not happen and the bets for a December increase of interest rates are fairly […]

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currencies

Origins Benefiting as their Currencies Slide

Risk assets had a steep decline last Friday after a voting member of the FOMC commented that the economy could overheat if rates remain low. The fall came a day after ECB’s president disappointed the expectations for an extension of the bond buying program of the monetary authority, saying that the committee will study how […]

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coffee futures fundamental

Fresh Fundamental News or More Fund Buying

The low yields of bonds, in fact negative for several sovereign ones in the developed World, made analysts and investors to jump on the stock markets with the argument that equities are relatively “cheap” considering the fixed-income returns. The indicator is not the most reliable one as Central Banks have “artificially” inflated the price of […]

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COFFEE MAKES NEW HIGHS

Coffee Makes New Highs

  In the past eight years monetary-easing from major central banks have provided a long-put for investors that bet on risky assets. The “certainty” that more money would be pumped into the system so far made several liquidation of equity-markets a good buying opportunity – easy to say now. The last threatening event, Brexit vote, […]

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United Kingdom, coffee futures

(NOT SO) United Kingdom Leaving

The surprising referendum that brought victory for pro-exit of the UK from the European Union took risk assets down and in two days erased the gains of the month and the 2 Q16. One day before the voting started to be counted equities rallied as polls indicated a slightly majority for the “remain” choice, kind […]

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S&P 500 Futures - Mar 16 - Option Queen Valentine Newsletter

Option Queen Valentine Newsletter

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s headline “Trump, Sanders are they killing the market?” Seriously… on the front page of Barron’s magazine? Let’s get real people… No, they are not killing the markets. What we are witnessing right now are the effects of intermarket relationships at play. A strong US Dollar is a great thing during a […]

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S&P 500 Futures - Option Queen Gold

Option Queen Newsletter

The good news regarding last week’s action in the market is it felt a lot worse than it actually looks on a chart. Now, we aren’t saying that it was a pleasant decline, but this was a decline inside a trading range. With that said, we must alert you to the fact that the Bollinger […]

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S&P 500 Futures - Mar 16 - Option Queen meets Confucius

Option Queen meets Confucius

Cu Rua, the ancient special turtle from Hanoi Vietnam, has died. Is this a bad omen for Wall and Broad? Confucius say be cautious! Here in the USA there is talk of a possible “Battle of the Billionaires” this coming November and that’s not from Confucius. The current rumour is that Michael Bloomberg is considering […]

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