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Does Hillary Clinton Want To Have A 2020 Rematch Against Trump?

Hillary Clinton may be plotting a secret rematch between herself and president Donald Trump in 2020, according to one speculative report. It wouldn’t be out of the question for a politician as corrupt as Hillary to try it again, but will she? According to an opinion piece published by the New York Post, Hillary Clinton […]

Finally, Gold Speculators Start To Bail, Setting Up A Big Q1 2018

  Finally, Gold Speculators Start To Bail, Setting Up A Big Q1 2018 Posted with permission and written by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse      It took a lot longer than it should have, but gold futures traders have finally started behaving “normally.” The speculators who were extremely, stubbornly long – and who are usually […]

Gold Shorts Plunge To 5-Year Lows

Despite the record highs in stocks (and consumer confidence), a 'resurgent' economy, tax reforms, rate-hikes, and deregulation; traders are adamantly opposed to shorting precious metals… As Bloomberg points out, hedge funds and other large speculators pared their bearish position on bullion futures and options to a five-year low last week, driven in part by looming […]

Art Cashin Lays Out Risks in Current Market

Content originally published at We’re likely to trade rangebound until 3:30, at which point the market will either spring higher or fall to pieces. Art lays out three primary risks to this tape. 1. Political uncertainty 2. Credit market worries, highlighted by the fact that JNK is down 7 days in a row 3. […]

Are Oil Bulls About To Be Burned Again?

Authored by Nick Cunningham via, Oil investors have grown more optimistic as of late, as oil prices have moved back to $50 per barrel. The market appears to be on sounder footing, suggesting that things will gradually tighten for the rest of the year. But it is unclear how far oil prices can really […]

Barclays Exit Of Energy Business Triggers Surge In Oil Options Trades

Several hours before the US stock market opened on Monday, the commodity world was shaken by an unexpected surge in crude options trades, with traders noting that “someone is either moving positions, blown up or getting out of commodities. MASSIVE amount of blocks going through in crude options.“ Someone is either moving positions, blown up […]

“It’s A Series Of Rolling Mini-Bubbles”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Think back to earlier this year. At the time, the market was convinced Trump was about to usher in a new wave of free market nirvana. Hedge fund managers piled into small cap equity long positions, confident the pro-growth policies would fuel a massive outperformance for […]

Traders ‘Sour’ On Sugar For First Time In 20 Months

While most of the world's eyes have been gazing spellbound at the collapse of industrial metals as Chinese liquidity dries up, there is another major commodity that has been crushed in the last few months. Sugar prices are down over 30% from their recent highs and for the first time since September 2015, speculators are […]

Small Caps Surge To Record Highs As Spec Positioning Hits Record Short

Last week, it was coffee speculators; this week it's Small Cap traders. Despite tumbling earnings expectations, the Russell 2000 surged to a new record high yesterday. However, as Bloomberg notes, if there’s one thing hedge funds became persuaded of in the last few months, it’s that the rally in U.S. small caps was over. That […]

The Bubble Boys

Visit full archives at The Entry Points: There is a famous Seinfeld episode about an arrogant guy who unfortunately has to live in a bubble. This is the same situation which millions and millions of good people around the world are in. The arrogant central bankers, The Bubble Boys (+ Janet), have created the conditions for speculation to […]