March madness started early in crude oil as prices fell on relatively light volume and focused on bearish news about ignoring bullish news at its own peril. Traders sold oil off on a report that showed an increase in supply in Cushing, Okla., but it is about time. The Nymex Storage hub has seen supply fall at a record pace in recent weeks, and seeing that we are deep into refinery maintenance we should start to see the supply recover.
Friday marked the ninth anniversary of the stock bull market, the second longest since World War II following the spectacular run in the 1990s that finally met its match when the tech bubble burst in March 2000.
Last Friday, silver declined early in the day only to rally almost 40 cents from the initial low. In our previous alert, we discussed the possibility of silver topping at about $16.65 and this level was reached. Is silver about to take a dive just like it did in late November 2017?
Well, if you thought that OPEC production cuts were difficult to put in place, it may be even harder to work out of them. The extremely successful OPEC cuts, along with their co-conspirator Russia, will at some point be scaled back but raising oil production may not be as easy as it seems.
Apparently, President Donald Trump knows what a dictator wants. They want to be treated rough. Instead of being coddled and respected, they want to make sure that the guy they are dealing with is as tough as he is, and only then can you gain his respect, or maybe his fear. Instead of starting a nuclear war, President Trump’s tough talk and harsh sanctions has brought Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table.