WMA Cara Report for week ending October 13, 2017
  • October 14, 2017 09:51 am
  • by Bill Cara
Will Tax Reform Difficulties Halt U.S. Equities?   It’s a dangerous game to speculate that any negative event will halt the rally in U.S. stock indexes. Consider the following list of “cataclysmic” events that were supposed to have caused an equity market correction: Brexit Fr…
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WMA Cara Report for week ending October 6, 2017
  • October 09, 2017 06:21 pm
  • by Bill Cara
Ocktoberfest?   Sell in May turned out to be Buy in May. The traditional September swoon turned into the September rally. With these unstoppable equity markets, it is impossible to know if one should double bets on the traditional year-end rally or be worried that typical seasonal trends ha…
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WMA Cara Report for week ending September 29, 2017
  • September 29, 2017 07:34 pm
  • by Bill Cara
Taking a Shine to Copper and Copperminers.   Many people are surprised at the size of the Copper industry. Of all the metals, including precious metals, only the iron ore and aluminum industries are bigger. Some background: Using 2014 figures, Chile is the largest Copper mining countr…
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Introducing WMA Cara Natural Resources Portfolio
  • September 29, 2017 05:31 pm
  • by Bill Cara
All this month, I have been posting articles on the Oil and Oilers, Gold and Goldminers and Copper and Copperminers here at billcara.com, at Williams Market Analytics and at 4-Traders.com. I hope my readers have found them both informative and, to this point, in-the-money. As part of the WMA Cara…
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WMA Cara Report for week ending September 22, 2017
  • September 25, 2017 05:20 pm
  • by Bill Cara
Crunch Time For Gold Investors.   The central banks of the United States, Canada, UK and Europe are heading inexorably toward economic tightening and higher rates, which helps clean up their over-extended balance sheets. Although there are many who disagree, policy-based action like this wi…
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WMA Cara Report for week ending September 15, 2017
  • September 18, 2017 12:31 pm
  • by Bill Cara
Two Energy Names Worth Picking Up At Cycle Lows.   This week, we want to look under the covers of a couple of our holdings in the energy sector. One is Baytex Energy (NYSE and TSX:BTE) and MEG Energy (TSX:MEG and OTC:MEGEF).   MEG Energy MEG is an established Western Canada oil sa…
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WMA Cara Report for week ending September 8, 2017
  • September 11, 2017 06:31 pm
  • by Bill Cara
Are Goldminers Over-Hyped?   Rather than a follow-up on last week’s Oil and Oilers report, which we now plan to do next week, we think there is substantial interest occurring in Gold and Goldminers that we would prefer to comment on this week. Bottom line: Our outlook is neutral with a…
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WMA Cara Report for week ending September 1, 2017
  • September 04, 2017 04:28 am
  • by Bill Cara
Commodities : Taking A Look At The Neglected Oilers Crude Oil WTI Futures, which closed the week at 47.29, failed to achieve our break-out level of 47.73, but close enough for us to believe that next week may be the one to do it. By that we mean oil prices move out of the mid-levels of the 17-m…
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Trend Reversal in US Oil & Gas Drilling and the Price of WTIC
  • August 26, 2017 07:29 am
  • by Bill Cara
According to Baker Hughes data, the overall US Oil & Gas drilling rig count has declined for the fourth straight week and the sixth time in 9 weeks, reversing the drilling uptrend that lasted from the week ending May 27, 2016 through July 28 this year. During the week ended August 25, the act…
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WMA Cara Report for week ending August 25, 2017
  • August 26, 2017 12:29 am
  • by Bill Cara
Looking Into Our Crystal Ball Contrary to the title of this Commentary, we will not be making any audacious timing calls today. Timing any market is difficult in normal times. But when traditional valuation metrics and macro indicators fall impotent in central bank administered markets, timing anyt…
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