Rick Ackerman

Articles by Rick Ackerman

In testimony before Congress this week, Yellen aggressively talked the Fed’s book, asserting that the U.S. economy looks so hunky-dory these days that the rate hikes she keeps promising are absolutely, definitely, positively coming. Let’s...
TLT is within a day’s rally of an important resistance, a midpoint Hidden Pivot at 121.28 (see above) that is associated with a target at 124.23.  If that last number were to be achieved, it would correspond to a drop in T-Bond rates...
The futures appear headed to the 16.580 target shown. I posted this Hidden Pivot support in the chat room Thursday morning, but it was probably of little help to traders because of the downtrend’s rabid demeanor. I am not suggesting bottom...
I had proffered a 2324.00 Hidden Pivot here yesterday as a swing-for-the-fence number, but during this morning’s weekly tutorial session — attended by a record 30 webinar grads! — we were able to identify a new and even more ambitious...
Silver futures sold off hard Wednesday after peaking around mid-session, but not before generating the most promising bullish impulse leg that we’ve seen in a long while. Notice in the chart that the modest rally, which lasted for just a...
Is it possible that wage inflation is re-emerging in the US after a 35-year hiatus? That’s what the experts seem to believe, but there are good reasons to think they will be wrong. Consider the substantial pay increase that minimum-wage...
There has been precious little buying power behind the TrumpSanta rally these last few days, but the selling has been even feebler. The net result has been a slow, steady waft higher that has not quite recouped what was lost in just two...
The 19727 target we were using to stay on the right side of the rampaging bull has gotten trashed, suggesting buyers are in need of no rest, even after climbing 2550 points from the election night low. A run-up to 20,000 seemed in-the-bag...
Several feints higher in the last week have done little more than trap bulls looking for a breakout. None of the rallies exceeded the two external peaks labeled in the chart, casting doubt on the enthusiasm and buying power of bulls. This...
The March contract on Tuesday exceeded a long-term target at 2270.00 by three points, a seemingly modest feat that could have very bullish implications going forward. Although the small overshoot was not sufficient for us to regard...

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Gold weakens on global cues and lackustre demand