After yesterday's run-up in crude, the obligatory return to red was the order of the day as WTI crude ended below $37/barrel. Not to be missed were the turn-about in gold and silver, but stocks remain mostly on hold for Mario Draghi and the ECB's rate announcement on Thursday.
This is what happens when the entire world revolves around central bankers: lots of nothing, and all investment vehicles returning essentially zero returns on capital, unless one's timing is extraordinary, you're a professional horse handicapper turned day-trader, or one of the various front-running HFTs.
Speaking of timing, Money Daily editor, Fearless Rick, has called out Dennis Gartman of the Gartman Letter, and his somewhat flimsy assertion that his proprietary fund is up 12.3% year-to-date. Mr. Rick emailed Gartman (see here), and tried to get a subscription to his newsletter, but has heard nothing yet. Money Daily will update with any developments (some interesting information on Mr. Gartman has already been discovered on the internet and a file is being updated... stay tuned)
Today's Mangled Mess:
S&P 500: 1,979.26, -22.50 (1.12%)
Dow: 16,964.10, -109.85 (0.64%)
NASDAQ: 4,648.82, -59.43 (1.26%)
Crude Oil 36.46 -3.80% Gold 1,263.20 -0.06% EUR/USD 1.1006 -0.08% 10-Yr Bond 1.8320 -3.68% Corn 360.75 +0.49% Copper 2.22 -2.89% Silver 15.43 -1.33% Natural Gas 1.72 +1.54% Russell 2000 1,068.18 -2.37% VIX 18.75 +8.07% BATS 1000 20,677.17 0.00% GBP/USD 1.4215 -0.33% USD/JPY 112.6420