Precious Metals Pummeled In November As Stocks, Dollar Soar On Trade-Deal Hype

Despite what the market thinks...

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...Jay Powell "is not the messiah"...

Chinese stocks were all lower this week, erasing the month's gains, despite expectations for a China deal remaining high in the US markets...

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European stocks were higher on the week and month led by UK's FTSE...

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US stocks soared this week (led by Small Caps) to cap another strong month (led by Nasdaq)...

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Some selling today into month-end but US majors were all higher on the week

"Most Shorted" Stocks had their 'best' week since October (and best month since June) as the short-squeeze continues for a 3rd straight month...

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Trade Deal hope was increasingly priced into stocks (3rd monthly rise in hope)...

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Momo had another down month, Value was flat...

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VIX ended lower for the 3rd month in a row, but today saw some weakness starting to creep back in...

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Treasury yields are higher on the month (led by the belly of the curve) with the long-end outperforming...

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On the week, yields are more mixed with the long-end lower and belly higher...

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30Y Yields pushed up algorithmically today to tag unch for the week before fading fast...

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The yield curve steepened for the 3rd month in a row (but only thanks to today's bounce off unch)...

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The dollar was higher for the 4th of last 5 months (best month since July)...

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The dollar ended a strong week on a big down-note...

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Cryptos had another ugly month, saved a little by recent buying rebound into month-end...

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But higher on the week with Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash leading the rebound...

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Oil prices managed gains on the month despite collapsing today. Gold and Silver had a tough month...

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Crude was clubbed like a baby seal today on Russia/Saudi headlines...

 

But remains the best month since June...

Gold was hit early in the month, breaking below $1500, and could not get back. This was gold's second worst month in three years

This was silver's second worst month since Nov 2016 (Trump's election) dramatically underperforming gold...

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Palladium was the only precious metal to manage gains on the month...

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Additionally, NatGas prices have collapsed...

 

Finally, everything is awesome for everything this year...

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Judging by the stock markets, China is seriously losing the trade war...

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Because fun-durr-mentals don't matter...

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