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November 1, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

November 1, 2017     * Another nothing day in the currencies… UGH * U.S. Consumer Confidence Soars higher! * A Like it never happened day for the FOMC…     Good day…  And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! And Welcome to November…  How was your Halloween?  Mine was good, as a few neighbor friends … Continue reading “It’s A FOMC Day Today!”

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October 31, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 31, 2017   * Eurozone data is mixed… *  U.S Consumer Spending soars!  * But is it a one and done event?    Good day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! It’s Halloween! And it’s cold outside! And that means most little kids, the ones I really want to see, will have their … Continue reading “Royal Canadian Mint-stamped Gold Wafer Appears To Be Fake…”

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October 30, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 30, 2017    * 3rd QTR U.S. GDP hits 3%?  * Huge data week with FOMC on Wednesday! * Short positions in metals continue to be HUGE!    Good day…  And a Marvelous Monday to you! I’m not “feeling it” right now, but who knows how that will go by the end of the … Continue reading “Using Smoke And Mirrors..”

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October 27, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 27, 2017    * ECB sounds dovish, and euro gets whacked! * Strange bedfellow gain on dollar.. francs & renminbi! * John Mauldin sounding like Chuck?   Good day… And a Happy Friday to one and all!  this darn cough is driving me batty! It even wakes me up! UGH!  It’s just a cough, nothing … Continue reading “ECB Disappoints Markets With Dovish Tapering Details…”

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October 26, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 26, 2017      * Norges & Riksbank keep rates unchanged * India gets caught red handed, intervening! * Gold gains a whopping 90-cents on the day!   Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Whew! what a World Series Game 2 last night! I tried to stay awake for the whole … Continue reading “It’s All About the ECB Today!”

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October 25, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 25, 2017     * Talk, talk, talk, about rate hikes…  * BOC meets today…  * A$ & kiwi’s rate advantage to narrow?   Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Game 1 of the World Series is in the books, and it was a pitcher’s duel, with the Dodgers coming out on … Continue reading “Currency Traders Can’t Escape All The Rate Hike Rhetoric!”

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October 24, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 24, 2017  * The dollar stops swinging its hammer… *  4 Central Bank meetings this week!  * Russia says, “What sanctions?”            Good day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Another strange night for sleep for me, but that’s the norm these days, so I won’t bore you with … Continue reading “Scotia Bank To Sell Metals Business…”

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October 23, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 23, 2017   * Markets focus on tax reform and new Fed Chief  * Dollar finds its mighty hammer again…  * Abe wins re-election in Japan   Good day…  And a Marvelous Monday to you!  A later than usual start today for yours truly, as I just couldn’t answer the bell when it first … Continue reading “Chuck Thinks Yellen Was Greasing The Tracks…”

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October 19, 2017 • by Chuck Butler • No Comments

Rocktober 19, 2017   * New Zealand gets new coalition gov’t! * Dollar buying ends overnight  * Is Gold ready for a turnaround?    Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Not for me, but for you! What a night for our Blues! The thumped the rival Blackhawks 5-2 last night, and I … Continue reading “Kiwi Spends The Night In The Woodshed”

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