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September 21, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

By EconMatters


YouTube has decided to cancel private subscription channels as they deem they can make more money from ads on increased viewership, and it is in their best interests to eliminate a model that in a fundamental sense hurts their bottom line. The reasoning is they only get a minority of the channel subscription revenue, and viewers willing to pay for videos drops the overall audience views per video dramatically verse the free model. And given that Google keeps all except small pennies on the individual ads they sell per video, they come out ahead by having as many free channels as possible, with free videos and a larger viewership audience versus a much smaller audience which they only receive a minority revenue stream.

Thus the paid channel will be eliminated by year end, so those that already subscribe to EconMatters YouTube Channel make sure you watch all the videos before the service ends sometime in December of this year. I frankly have thought the YouTube management in response to any issues I have had over the years has been rather pathetic, but incompetence abounds so many places these days, that it has just become the cost of doing business in the world these days. I now know that there are costs to offering employees such a playground campus, nobody actually does any real work there, given the responses from my inquiries with the YouTube staff in the past.

At any rate, I may just continual to offer videos on the free YouTube model, but we are negotiating with a couple of Financial Websites for exclusive content arrangements such as Seeking Alpha, that may be an option. Also, I might just discontinue videos altogether and concentrate on writing for EconMatters exclusively, and focus on the book I am writing. Alternatively, EconMatters may send out paid market videos via a mailing list option or store all the videos in the cloud with a link for paid subscribers to view at their discretion. There are pros and cons with each option, so no decision has been made at this point on the matter. I will speak with my tech guy for his input on what makes the most sense, and eventually take some steps on this matter in the future.

I have enjoyed doing the videos, gotten a lot of good feedback, and overall deem this experiment a positive experience. Best of luck with your future endeavors, and thanks for subscribing to my paid YouTube channel, you are quite the diehard fans.

Sincerely,

EconMatters

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Financial Markets as Price Discovery Mechanisms (Video)

September 20, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss the API numbers ahead of the EIA report, talk a little about the options market, buying puts at a decent price, and finish off with a discussion of Norway`s sovereign wealth fund, and why it is so emblematic of how things have really gotten out of hand with Central Banks buying assets in Financial Markets, and the complete destruction of Financial Markets as Price Discovery Mechanisms.

Everyone is in the exact same trade, they just don`t know it! There is only one asset, there is no diversification in this Central Bank Market. There is no place to safe harbor the money at this point, the bubble is too large, any major fund that tries to be the first to liquidate causes the first set of many future market crashes to come.

This is the reason for all the Can Kicking by Central Banks, they even want to put off Taperings for as long as possible! The takeaway is that everyone`s capital gets destroyed at the same time. Mark my words this will be Capital Destruction like we have never experienced, the breadth and magnitude of the losses will wipe out entire country`s sovereign wealth funds, cut pension funds in half, make most bank`s insolvent, and there will be a liquidity vaccum in Financial Markets that will make for multiple days of the 2012 Flash Crash Scenario. Financial Markets will literally be like watching a Zombie Apocalypse meets Electronic Markets Horror Movie.

Norway`s Sovereign Wealth Fund - US Holdings: 2015 Investments=$205 Billion.

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Market Analysis 9-18-2017 (Video)

September 18, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss everything from Natural Gas to Apple to Bonds and the Currency Markets in this Market Analysis video. Wednesday is the big news event day of the Trading Week, but Thursday may have the bigger follow through moves!

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Beware of The Value Trap (Video)

September 16, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss the Copper Market in this video, compare it to the Silver Market run of 2016, talk some market and investing theory in regard to the Value Trap, and throw in some analyst bashing for good measure. Nobody cares about value, or is considering valuations when an asset is on the upswing, so don`t make the mistake of thinking about valuations when something is on the downswing. Think in terms of everyone who was interested in buying this asset has already occurred, now you are in the unloading phase!

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The Ultimate Short by Michael Lewis (Video)

September 16, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss the fact that the UK is now going to start paying attention to the data to determine whether they should raise interest rates a mere 25 basis points with almost record employment levels, the all-time high in their labor participation rate, a 3% rate of inflation and climbing. Central Bank Stupidity will be the topic of the next book from Michael Lewis - The Ultimate Short!

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Diagonal Entry Points and Trading Algos (Video)

September 15, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss the energy markets in this video, covering WTI, Brent, Heating Oil, Gasoline and Natural Gas all of which are starting to show some signs of life. We also discuss some Trading Theory with regard to Price Action Trading and Diagonal Entry Points. Always examine if your trading style is in tune with the market!

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Currency Markets, Correlated Asset Classes and Trading Setups (Video)

September 13, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss the Forex Markets in this Trading video focusing on the EUR/USD and USD/JPY Currency Majors. We discuss asset correlation and currency market trading, what to look for, how to put multiple components together for a trading thesis setup, and finally the tradeoffs involved with different trading styles in regard to entry points. It ultimately takes volume to move price, and some of the best setups revolve around Stop Hits!

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The Brent WTI Spread Too Large (Video)

September 10, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss the weekly EIA Petroleum Inventory Report with a look at the oil and product markets in this energy related video, also discussing the trading algo that was in play Friday in the market, and how the Brent/WTI Spread at $6.30 is just too large given the current export dynamics in the US. This wide Brent/WTI Spread should tighten going forward as the hurricane season comes to an end!

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Trading Setups in Markets (Video)

September 8, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We discuss the value of Trade Setups, why they are important, how to record them for future use, and provide a few examples of trade setups in the oil market, some still valid and some extinct ones, as remember markets are always changing. So what worked three months ago may not work today, but some trading algos and trading setups have lasted for years before being terminated to the graveyard of trading setups. Know the important trading setups for your given market, as all markets have their own unique trading dynamics and thus trading setups that often play out in good price action setups that can generate consistent profits to help your overall mathematical edge.

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Financial Markets Analysis 9-6-2017 (Video)

September 6, 2017 by EconMatters   Comments (0)

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We analyze the financial markets in this video from stocks and bonds to gold, copper, bitcoin and the energy markets. Dollar Weakness being used as an excuse to buy a lot of financial assets across the board. We have the short dollar buy anything that isn`t nailed down feel to markets right now. Anyway you slice it though, it all starts with central bank supplied liquidity, take that away and we start experiencing some good two sided financial markets. Just close your eyes and buy every dip, and hope to hell North Korea doesn`t escalate into a worst case scenario. Energy Markets will be action packed with both Inventory reports on Thursday because of the extended Labor Day weekend.

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