The FOMC Experience… Are You Experienced?

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 21, 2017 * Fed leaves rates unchanged… * But wins back the markets! * And Chuck goes crazy! Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Well, I’m in one of those moods this morning… Full of you know what and […]

It’s A FOMC Day!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 20, 2017 * Currencies get back on the rally tracks! * Chuck forgets talk like a Pirate day! * The FOMC members talk “Risk”? Good day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Boy did I miss something yesterday that I always make […]

N. Korea Fires Another ICBM Over Japan!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 15, 2017 * Sterling soars on rate hike talk… * Currencies rebound to end choppy week… * What’s with traders these days? Good Day… And a Happy Friday to one and all! Let’s go ahead and proclaim that this is going to […]

UBS Trader Get Charges With Metals Price Fixing

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 14, 2017 * Tax reform talks deep sixes the currencies… * Chinese data slips in August… * Bank of England meeting today. Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! And I get to do some Tub Thumpin’ Today, so I’ve […]

Mnuchin Issues Warning To China? What’s He Thinking?

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 13, 2017 * Currencies & metals fight back! * N. Korea does some saber rattling… * Oh, Lordy, Chuck talks about the debt! Good day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Another day yesterday, where I read articles, cleaned some dishes ( […]

The U.S. Current Debt Reaches $20 Trillion!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 12, 2017 * Monday was a “dollar day” * With the brunt of its move VS euros * Credit card debit nears $1 Trillion! Good Day.. And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Boy, am I ever “draggin’ the line” this morning, […]

Bank Of Canada Hikes Rates!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 11, 2017 * Draghi’s hints push euro higher… * Fischer announces resignation from Fed * 353,000 paper contracts in Gold! Good day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! Today marks the 16th observance of our second day of infamy, when terrorists, oh […]

Let’s Play A Game of Kick The Can… Down The Road!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 7, 2017 * Let’s try this again in December? * Russian inflation falls to record low! * Currencies rebound in the overnight markets… Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you… I’ve got a right out of the starters blocks appointment […]

What’s Chuck Worried About Today?

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 6, 2017 * Brainard sends the dollar reeling… * Irma to cause major problems for the U.S… * Oil closes in on $50… once again! Good day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! WOW, what an absolutely beautiful day here yesterday! Chamber […]

Disappointing Jobs Report, N. Korea, Weigh Heavily On Dollar!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 5, 2017 * Jobs report is disappointing… * N. Korea test another bomb… * China moves to replace dollar! Good day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! I sure hope you all had a fantabulous 3-day holiday weekend! I know I […]

Chuck Butler’s: It’s A Jobs Jamboree Friday!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 1, 2017 * Currencies rebound VS dollar * Gold gains $12.70 on the day! *More trouble for Wells Fargo… Good day…. And a Happy Friday to one and all! Since this is the official start of the 3-day Holiday weekend here in […]

It’s Only Numbers…

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts August 31, 2017 * Gov’t says Consumer Spending is strong! * Chuck says, not so fast there! * Gold can’t find any traction again… Good Day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! What a poor display of major league baseball by my […]

Trump: All Options Are Open…

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts   August 30, 2017 * Lola sends the dollar higher on the day… * Gold sees 433,000 contracts in a day’s trading! * Why are Americans so confident right now? Good day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Yesterday was a “turn down […]

Russia Pays Off USSR’s Debts!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts August 29, 2017 * Currencies have a strong performance day * Gold pushes past $1,300! * Chuck remembers the currency roundup today! Good Day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! What a day, what a day, yesterday for the currencies and metals! […]

Here We Go!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts August 28, 2017 * Yellen & Draghi disappoint on Friday * Euro soars! Loonie does too! * A way to hold off the wolves… Good day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! Well, I bounced back much quicker after last week’s infusion, so […]

Waiting On the Jackson Hole Duo!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts August 24, 2017 * Weak U.S. data sends the dollar down * Sweden’s Unemployment Rate drops! * Norway’s 2nd QTR GDP beat expectations! Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! I saw a sign yesterday in a doctor’s office that I’m […]

Dollar Bugs Position For A Jackson Hole Recovery…

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts  August 23, 2017  * Eurozone Composite PMI rises! * Oil and Petrol Currencies can’t find a bid! * We need to get out of the mud! Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! Well, the “day after” had everyone sharing their personal […]

Chuck Butler’s: “I Assume The Gold Is Still There”

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts  August 22, 2017  * Euro rises, then falls with in 24 hours! * A$, kiwi, krone and krona are quite active * Munchin visits Fort Knox! Good Day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Well, that was quite the experience yesterday, witnessing the […]

Chuck Butler: Got Glasses?

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts August 21, 2017 * It’s Solar Eclipse Day! * Currencies stuck in the mud… * A ton of overseas data this week! Good day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! Well, today’s the day… The day the Solar Eclipse will take place across the […]

Gold Climbs To $1,300!

Chuck Butler’s: A Pfennig For Your Thoughts August 18, 2017 * $1,300 and Chuck is scared… * ECB looks for ideas to help them… * No overseas investments for you! Good day… And a Happy Friday to one and all! Hey! I woke up this morning, and I don’t seem […]