Rising Oil Prices Will Continue to Act as a Headwind

Rising Oil Prices Will Continue to Act as a Headwind: Tom Essaye Quoted in Barron’s

Stocks Open Lower Amid Rising Tensions in the Middle East

“Looking into today’s session, there will remain considerable focus on the conflict between Israel and Hamas amid Biden’s visit to the region and if no progress is made towards a ceasefire, rising oil prices will continue to act as a headwind on risk assets,” writes Sevens Report Research’s Tom Essaye.

President Joe Biden arrived in Tel Aviv to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Biden’s trip to Israel followed the explosion of a hospital in Gaza.

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Sevens Report Analysts Quoted in MarketWatch on May 25th, 2023

Gold and silver settle at their lowest prices in about 9 weeks

“The debt ceiling drama is getting most of the attention, but a hawkish shift in tone by a list of [U.S. Federal Reserve] officials recently has holstered the dollar and sent policy-sensitive rates (beyond those durations reacting to the debt negotiations) higher,” analysts at Sevens Report Research wrote on Thursday’s newsletter. Click here to read the full article.

Tom Essaye Interviewed on BNN Bloomberg on January 3rd, 2023

Gold is the top metal pick for kicking off 2023: Tom Essaye

Tom Essaye, founder and president of Sevens Report Research, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss his market take for the new year. Essaye says that nothing fundamentally changed in the markets, despite it being a new year, and discusses his advocacy for defensive sectors amid Q1 volatility and lower returns. He says that gold is looking particularly attractive when compared to its commodity peers. Click here to watch the full interview.

Sevens Report Analysts Quoted in Market Watch on October 4th, 2022

Gold futures end at a 3-week high; silver prices at highest since June

“If U.S. Treasury yields have peaked near term along with the dollar, gold and silver can both extend gains and claw back some of the recent losses”, analysts at Sevens Report Research wrote in Tuesday’s newsletter. Click here to read the full article.

Sevens Report Analyst Quoted in Market Watch on September 19th, 2022

Gold retreats, holds near a more than 2-year low as investors await Fed decision

The new lows for gold have shifted our call on gold from neutral to bearish for the medium term. That will remain the case until we reach peak hawkishness with Fed expectations resulting in a top in the dollar and interest rates, both nominal and real, beginning to decline…analysts at Sevens Report Research wrote in Monday’s newsletter. Click here to read the full article.

Why Stocks Dropped Again

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Why Stocks Dropped (Again)
  • A Question About Silver

Futures are sharply lower following a very negative earnings pre-announcement from FedEx (FDX).

FedEx (FDX) earnings were terrible as the company reported EPS of $4.37 vs. (E) $5.10 and guidance was even worse with estimates of $2.75 vs. (E) $5.46.  The company sited significant macro-economic deterioration and the CEO warned about a “worldwide recession.”

Economically results were mixed as Chinese data beat estimates while UK Retail Sales were soft (–5.4% vs. –3.9%).

Today focus will be on Consumer Sentiment (E: 59.9) and more specifically the five-year inflation expectations.  In August they were 2.9% and if they rise back above 3.0% that’ll only compound the damage from Tuesday’s CPI and push stocks lower, while a decline below 2.9% will help offset CPI and help support stocks (although I think it’d take a sharp from below 2.9% for stocks to fully erase these early losses).

Sevens Report Analysts Quoted in MorningStar on September 7th, 2022

Gold prices mark highest finish in more than a week

If the recent dynamic of rising rates, a firming dollar, and fading inflation expectations continues, it is only a matter of time until gold breaks down through the bulls’ ‘line in the sand’ at $1,680 and hits new lows for the year…analysts at Sevens Report Research wrote in Wednesday’s newsletter. Click here to read the full article.

Owning Gold for the Right Reasons

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Owning Gold for the Right Reasons
  • What About Silver?
  • Fed Day

Futures are marginally higher ahead of the Fed as markets bounce from Tuesday’s declines thanks to decent earnings.

Earnings after the bell were decent as AMD and SBUX both rallied, although Visa (V) made cautious comments on consumer spending late in Q2, which again implies we’re seeing a potential stall in the economic recovery.

Economically there were no notable reports overnight.

Today the key event is the FOMC Decision (E:  No Change to Rates or QE) and Fed Chair Press Conference at 2:30 p.m. ET.  Again, if there’s going to be a surprise from the Fed today (which is unlikely) it’s going to come from the press conference – so we’ll be watching.