Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.

Gold Futures

Gold futures in the August contract is currently trading at 1,242 an ounce after settling last Friday in New York at 1,255 down about $13 for the trading week hitting a fresh contract low as I remain bearish gold and as I have talked about in many previous blogs I think we're headed towards the 1,200 area relatively soon. The precious metals across the board continue their bearish momentum on a daily, and weekly basis as the U.S dollar remains strong, and the U.S equity market also is in a significant bullish trend as the NASDAQ 100, and the Russell 2000 hit all-time highs in yesterday's trade. Money flows continue to come out of the precious metal sector and into the equity market, and I don't see that ending anytime soon. I see no reason to own gold at this time and if you are short, stay short and place the stop loss above the 10-day high standing at 1,267 as the chart structure will also improve in next week's trade, therefore, the risk will also be lowered. Gold prices are trading far under their 20 and 100-day moving average as the trend is to the downside as volatility is average at the current time, but investors presently don't want to own anything except for stocks and possibly the crude oil market. I'm not recommending any bullish position in gold as a bottoming pattern has not been formed yet in my opinion as prices still look expensive.
TREND: LOWER
CHART STRUCTURE: IMPROVING
VOLATILITY: SOLID

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Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.

Gold Futures

Gold futures in the August contract is currently trading at 1,258 an ounce after settling last Friday at 1,254 up slightly for the week still right near a 7-month low as the precious metals, in my opinion, remain very weak. As I've written about in previous blogs, I have a bearish bias towards gold prices, and I still think 1,200 is a realistic level that we could be trading at in the coming weeks. The Trump tariff situation has been established today which has been one of the main reasons why we have seen weaker commodity prices across the board over the last several weeks. Gold prices are trading far under their 20 and 100-day moving average as the trend is to the downside as demand for this precious metals is weak at the current time as silver, copper, & platinum all remain bearish trading near contract lows once again this week. As I have talked about previously, all of the interest still lies in the U.S. equity market which is slightly higher in today's trade as the U.S. employment number was very impressive. We added 213,000 jobs as money continue to flow out of gold and into the stock market, and I don't see that trend ending any time soon. If you are short a futures contract place the stop loss at the 10-day high standing at 1,274 as an exit strategy as the chart structure will also improve in next week's trade, therefore, the monetary risk will also be lowered so stay short if you already have a bearish position.
TREND: LOWER
CHART STRUCTURE: IMPROVING
VOLATILITY:INCREASING

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Molson Coors Eyeing Canadian Cannabis Partner

Analysis originally distributed on June 28, 2018 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

October 30, 2017 was one of the best days of the year for the young cannabis industry.

That’s the date when Constellation Brands (STZ), the second-largest US beer maker, announced a 10% stake in Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC/WEED), the largest Canadian cannabis company.

It was a groundbreaking moment for the cannabis industry because it was the first time that a big alcohol company had invested directly in a cannabis company.

Not only did it give the young cannabis industry tons of credibility, it also sets the stage for big alcohol to invest billions into the cannabis industry in the next few years.

In the short run, Canopy shares jumped more than 23% in one day on the news.

In the long run, it triggered a 10-week rally in Canopy – and the entire cannabis sector – that sent shares deep into a new all-time high. Take a look. Continue reading "Molson Coors Eyeing Canadian Cannabis Partner"

Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.

Crude Oil Futures

Crude oil futures in the August contract settled last Friday in New York at 68.58 a barrel while currently trading at 74.11 up about $5.50 for the trading week up for the 4th consecutive session hitting a 4-year high as this is the only commodity that is experiencing a bullish trend. The next significant level of resistance is around the $80 area as I think there could be a price squeeze in the front month due to the fact that the Trump administration has stated that they will put strict tariffs on any country that buys Iranian oil coupled with the fact that OPEC only increased production by 600,000 barrels as the fundamental picture for this commodity remains very strong in my opinion. Traders reacted very positively off of the API report which was released Wednesday as we had a drawdown of about 9 million barrels as there is robust demand for oil and gasoline as we are consuming record amounts as we head into 4th of July holiday weekend with a record amount people on the roads. Oil prices are trading far above their 20 and 100-day moving average as the trend is higher and if you're extended a futures contract continue to stay long and if you are not participating wait for some price, therefore, lowering the monetary risk to enter into a bullish position. The chart structure is terrible at the current time due to the fact of the exponential run-up in prices that we have experienced over the last several days.
TREND: HIGHER
CHART STRUCTURE: POOR
VOLATILITY: HIGH

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A New Entry Into Germany’s Cannabis Industry

Analysis originally distributed on June 21, 2018 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

Germany has quickly emerged as one of the fastest-growing medical cannabis markets in the world.

According to a study on the German health insurance market, 500 German patients requested medical cannabis in January of 2017.

In December of the same year, the number of patients requesting reimbursements for cannabis prescriptions skyrocketed to 13,000.

What was the biggest factor that drove the huge spike?

German insurance companies started covering medical cannabis subscriptions in 2017 – and the number of patients surged.

Looking forward – this bullish trend is expected to accelerate.

Tens of thousands of new patients are expected to enroll in Germany’s medical cannabis program in 2018.

Longer term – I expect the success of Germany’s medical cannabis market to usher in recreational legalization. Continue reading "A New Entry Into Germany’s Cannabis Industry"