Tag: Gold

Palladium … Culled From The Herd

So what’s going on with Palladium? Looking back at history, all major metals hit an intermediate peak in the first half of 2008, followed by an intermediate bottom in late 2008, most moving to new highs into 2011. Palladium’s ability

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US Dollar Index … Approaching A Crossroad

We seldom comment on the US Dollar Index (symbol: DX), however we do track the index closely to understand the potential influence on US Dollar denominated commodity prices. The US Dollar Index is approaching a crossroad in the $89.71 to $92.41 range. These levels

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Consolidation Overload!

Portfolio managers across the globe will tell you they’d take a trending market any day over a market in consolidation. Markets in consolidation are difficult to trade, especially for the hedger. Prices will often provide false breakouts while volatility and

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Commodity Futures … A Look at the Big Picture

Every once in a while it makes sense to step back and take a look at the long term outlook for the commodity futures market. I prefer the Dow Jones UBS Commodity Total Return Index (DJUBSTR) for this purpose, given

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