Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

lemetropole's picture


James McShirley of Ohio who has documented numerous repetitive market activities which could never occur time and time again in a freely traded market. Just this past week gold completed its 2% up, 1% up, sideways, down hard pattern, which is only one of many trading anomalies James has tracked.

RickAckerman's picture

Alas, the devil is in the details for Europe’s latest attempt at financial alchemy.  Much to the investment world’s apparent dismay yesterday, it turned out that the ECB’s Draghi had nothing very specific in mind when he pledged last week to defend Europe’s monetary union by any means necessary.  In theory, and most immediately, such a rescue would entail using printing-press money to mop up Spain’s leprous bonds, lest rates push above 7%.