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Today is all about Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole Speech at 10 am Eastern, but from a market perspective, we might want to keep a close watch on the reaction of the USD to what Powell says or does not say.
Why? Yesterday’s strength in the Dollar has reversed overnight into this morning’s pre-market session.
In a post to members at 15:30 yesterday, I posited the following about the USD: “The $64,000 question about Gold and the Gold Miners depends on the direction of the USD: Was the recent decline in DXY the start of a period of weakness or a completed correction?” (more…)
At the risk of drawing in new competition by describing my lifestyle, it’s true what they say about the life of a financial blogger. It has replete with advantages.
First there’s the money. I don’t want to brag, but over the course of a year, I make literally thousands of dollars in ad revenue. Second, of course, is the women. Rock stars have nothing over financial bloggers. It’s just something about this line of work that drives them wild.
Third, and most relevant to this post, is the endless come-ons and proposals that arrive in one’s inbox. Moments ago, I got this one:
Not only do we now have the longest bull market in history on our hands, we also have one in which virtually every major index is at lifetime highs, having formed exceptionally clean basing patterns.