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CNY-Crude Delay?

There has been a lot of talk and excitement about the yuan-denominated crude oil contract that is due to launch tomorrow. Problem is, no one knows for sure if it really will happen. We found a link this morning that states the launch won't come before February 23. I guess we'll know soon enough...

The Week Begins With Blatant Antics

Time to use that picture of Lloyd Bridges again. Yep, it's going to be that kind of week...

Guest Post: "Why bees have it figured out and we don't", by AGXIIK

TFMR regular, AGXIIK, offers this interesting piece for your holiday reading.

More Trouble For CGP

Today's CPI and Retail Sales numbers both "disappointed"...though you'd never know it from the reaction of the USDJPY. Regardless, as we mentioned yesterday, it now appears that Chief Goon Powell has an inflation problem on his hands and this may very well turn into "Theme #4" for 2018.

CGP Has An Inflation Problem

Or should we say "deflation" after today's drop in the Producer Price Index? If tomorrow's CPI also comes in negative, how long will it take for the pundits to begin scaling back their FF rate hike expectations?

Very Busy Wednesday

There's A LOT going on and it's going to be very difficult to bring it all together into one, comprehensive package for understanding how the Comex metals are moving. But here goes, let's give it a try.

This Week With JBSFC

The topic last evening was "media malpractice" within the broader context of the lies the first Bush administration, the Clinton administration and the Russian leadership at the end of the Soviet Union.

Jedi Mind Trick

If you lacked confidence and missed the late 2017 rally then, yes, this IS the pullback you've been looking for.

Fighting To Friday

A busy week begins. It will be full of economic data and Fed Goon speeches so, by now,  you know what to expect.

Increasingly Meaningless BLSBS

The HFT algos were set to buy USDJPY and ES today regardless of the BLSBS, which came in well below the consensus expectations. But it is what it is so let's instead focus upon the solid start to 2018 for the precious metals.

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