Where Have The Pfennigs Been?

November 7, 2017 Good day… I just wanted to drop you dear Pfennig Readers a line and let you know what’s going on, with the non-delivery of a Pfennig the last two days… I woke up from my nap after my infusion on Thursday, took a step and nearly fell to the […]

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged, But Sounds Hawkish…

November 2, 2017 * 3rd Consecutive day of little movement in the currencies * Eurozone PMI prints strong again! * Palladium knocks on the $1,000 door! Good Day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! As usual, you’ll have to pick up the slack from me having an infusion today, […]

It’s A FOMC Day Today!

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 […]

Royal Canadian Mint-stamped Gold Wafer Appears To be Fake

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, […]

Using Smoke And Mirrors…

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 […]

ECB Disappoints Markets With Dovish Tapering Details…

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 […]

It’s All About The ECB Today!

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 […]

Traders Can’t Escape All The Rate Hike Rhetoric!

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 […]

Scotia Bank To Sell Metals Business…

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 […]

Chuck Thinks Yellen Was Greasing The Tracks…

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 […]

Kiwi Spends The Night In The Woodshed…

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 […]

Lola Likes Gold Over Bitcoin…

Rocktober 18, 2017 * Gold gets taken below its 50 MDA * Chuck want’s to know why? * Chuck has idea for scandalous corporations.. Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! I woke up this morning, and my mind immediately thought it was Thursday, and I needed to get […]

Trump To Meet With Yellen On Thursday…

Rocktober 17, 2017 * Dollar gets boost and takes off! * NAFTA talks hurt loonies and pesos… * Gold gets taken to the woodshed! Good day…And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! I could write a book and title it: Sleepless in St. Louis… But, I won’t… About 10 years […]

U.S. Real Wages Fall For 2nd Consecutive Month!

Rocktober 16, 2017 * U.S. Data Fails To Meet Expectations! * Platinum soars! * Slow Data Week… Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you… Talk about a roller coaster ride on the weather this past weekend! Saturday was sunny and very warm, and yesterday the trap door was sprung […]

It’s All About Retail Sales Today…

Rocktober 13, 2017 * ECB announces date unwinding details * Palladium takes flight! * Ringing A Bell For Life! Good day… and a Happy Friday to one and all! I’m hoping this is going to be a very good Friday, so I’m going to go ahead and proclaim it to […]

China & Saudi Arabia In Talks… Uh-Oh!

Rocktober 12, 2017 * Catalans opt for negotiations… * FOMC Minutes lead to rate hike thought slippage * 2010 revisited… Good Day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Well, I’ve had to restart my laptop twice already this morning, and lost all that I had written, so here I […]

All This Saber Rattling Has Chuck Fearing the Worst!

Rocktober 11, 2017 * Saber Rattling ratchets up… * Russia prints $1.2 Billion Surplus! * Euro climbs back to 1.18! Good day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! I’m not ready for prime time today… I can’t seem to fully wake up… I’ve tried eating something crunchy, which usually does […]

N. Korea Sends A Chilling Message To Japan…

Rocktober 10, 2017 * Thinly traded markets yield no big winners.. * Gold has a good two day run going… * Political uncertainty in N.Z. is driving Chuck to drink! Good day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! What a day yesterday for sports! 4 Playoff Baseball games, and […]

Someone Caught The BLS, Red Handed!

* Payrolls fall 33,000! * German IP beats expectations! * Gold has two good days going for it!   Good day, and a Marvelous Monday to you… The Gulf Coast is getting hit again with yet another hurricane. I sure hope this one doesn’t turn out to be as bad […]

Weak Aussie Data Sends The A$ Downward…

Rocktober 5, 2017 * ADP report says job creations lagged… * ECB is meeting as Chuck writes this morning… * No videos from Chuck! Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you… By now you should know the routine… Every other Thursday, is an infusion day, and that’s today, […]