Know What You’re Investing In – A Warning on Bitcoin

Know What You’re Investing In – A Warning on Bitcoin

ZYTrade Editor: We all know that Bitcoin is a speculative asset. It’s more “tradable” than it is “investible.” It’s not a well-adopted medium of exchange, it’s too volatile to be a reliable store of value, and besides it’s scarcity, it doesn’t really come close to...
A Fresh Look at the Warren Buffett Indicator

A Fresh Look at the Warren Buffett Indicator

ZYTrade Editor: The market gauge famously called the Warren Buffett Indicator aims to determine whether market valuations are at an extreme end. There are other ways to vary this indicator to give us a clearer picture. The author below does a brilliant job in creating...
December Retail Sales Fall and What It Might Mean

December Retail Sales Fall and What It Might Mean

ZYTrade Editor: One gauge of economic recovery might be an uptick in retail and discretionary spending. That’s not what we saw last December. In fact, it was quite a dismal holiday season for retailers and households alike. Retail sales fell for a third straight month...
A Six-Index Snapshot of the Broader Economy 1.15.21

A Six-Index Snapshot of the Broader Economy 1.15.21

This quick-glance market barometer is based on a model created by Mish Schneider of Market Gauge.  It tracks six indices:   Russell 2000 (IWM): represents the broader market with emphasis on smaller-cap businesses. Regional Banks (KRE): represents small banks...

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns

ZYTrade Editor: This is an impressive table that reminds me of the “sector rotation” tables with which investors may be more commonly familiar. Typically, sector rotations show just how “random’ sectors can be year after year. This, however, may reveal a common cause,...
There is No Extra Cash on the Sidelines

There is No Extra Cash on the Sidelines

ZYTrade Editor: The idea of “cash on the sidelines” is something that generally boosts market optimism. Extra cash means potential fuel for the markets. But iIf we look at December to the present day, we see the S&P 500 rising 1.09%; we see gold advancing 7.25%;...