T2108 Update (January 19, 2016) – And Now the Waiting As the VIX Coils Its Springs

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are … Read more

Coal Stocks Are Freshly Out of Favor As the Soros Afterglow Fades

It was fun while it lasted. The trades I described in coal in the wake of news of investments by George Soros seem to be coming to a decisive end. The recent bottoms have not yet given way but seems sure to do so in the coming days or weeks. Arch Coal (ACI) has swung … Read more

A Better Looking Bottom for Coal Stocks With the Help of George Soros

Coal is a dying source of energy. It has left a trail of tears in the stock market. Communities reliant on coal have been long-suffering. So I was quite surprised to read that George Soros bought back into coal stocks from April to June, 2015. This is the same man who once called coal a … Read more

2012 Will Begin with Several Candidate Trades for the Commodity Crash Playbook

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on December 28, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) The Federal Reserve’s second phase of quantitative easing (QE2) is slowly becoming a distant memory…{snip} The stark contrast between winning and losing stocks (S&P 500 index versus many commodity stocks) leaves … Read more