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Bob Loukas

Bob Loukas

Contributor since: 01 Oct 2012


Bob Loukas is the founder of "The Financial Tap", a membership site dedicated to helping traders and investors navigate the markets while increasing their expertise and understanding. Bob has over 20 years of experience in trading the markets, is a life-long student of economics, and has an abiding passion for the financial markets. Much of his investment philosophy is top-down in nature, beginning with a global and macro outlook which is used to create a framework that drives his intermediate investments.

  • Danger Zone - Gold Decline

    Published 03 April 2017 | viewed 0 times

    As the days and weeks continue to pass, gold is struggling to show us anything close to the strength seen during the 2016 rally. And…

  • Crude Oil Continuation

    Published 20 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    I like this Crude oil decline, and to date, it has been a picture perfect Cycle's development. Members of The Financial Tap were already tracking…

  • Is the Gold Silver Ratio Predictive

    Published 13 February 2017 | viewed 0 times

    Gold Silver Ratio One aspect of the precious metals market today that I like is the Gold Silver Ratio. It appears to have topped, right…

  • Where are the Gold Traders?

    Published 06 February 2017 | viewed 0 times

    This is the 3rd piece on gold that highlights how unloved gold remains today.  Considering the 2016 rally in gold and the turbulent times we…

  • Returning Gold Bulls

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 0 times

    Back in December, I noted that there was not a Gold bull to be found (See post: Not a Gold Bull in Sight) and that…

  • Not a Gold Bull in Sight

    Published 21 December 2016 | viewed 0 times

    In last weekend's report, we covered how the Daily Cycle count was stretching too far, so marking a Nov 15th Daily Cycle Low (DCL) made…

  • Trump Stock Market

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Equities sold off sharply as the election results started to come in, but by the end of the week, the market had settled generally higher. …

  • Gold Price Reversal

    Published 04 October 2016 | viewed 0 times

    The Gold market continues to be lethargic. Two weeks ago, negative rumblings about Deutsche Bank pushed Gold higher out of the Half Cycle Low. But…

  • The Winds of Change

    Published 13 September 2016 | viewed 0 times

    An except from the Financial Tap Weekend Report – See here for more detail.   Friday's 2% + decline in the equity markets was impressive.…

  • Another Cycle Higher – SP500

    Published 29 August 2016 | viewed 0 times

    What we know for certain is that the Daily Cycle is well into the timing band for a Daily Cycle Low (DCL), and has reached…

  • Bond Sentiment Extreme near a Cycle Turning Point

    Published 15 August 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Bond Sentiment will lead to a Cycle Turn The Bond market has obviously been in a strong rally since the April Investor Cycle Low (ICL).…

  • Will this Crude Oil Rally Hold?

    Published 09 August 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Crude has finally reversed higher to recover some of its recent losses, and is now showing clear evidence of a new Daily Cycle (DC) and…

  • Golden Fireworks

    Published 05 July 2016 | viewed 0 times

    This is a follow up post to last month's blog post - Gold is Ready to Perform and is an excerpt of the weekly premium…

  • Gold Is Ready to Perform

    Published 14 June 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Gold Rally A solid bid returned to the Gold sector this past week as the market saw a solid Gold Rally. And the GLD ETF…

  • Possible $200 Gold Rally

    Published 17 May 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Gold Rally In my opinion, gold's Cycle is setup well for a surprise, $200 Gold rally. Gold has reached an interesting crossroads and based on…

  • Crude Oil Trap

    Published 14 March 2016 | viewed 0 times

    The price correlation between the Crude and equity Cycles was on full display last week. The only real difference is the relentless nature of Crude's…

  • Crowded Gold

    Published 29 February 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Even though Gold did not continue higher this week, sentiment still seems to be dangerously elevated. Talk of $2,000 Gold and a new bull market…

  • A Bear Party Perhaps

    Published 11 January 2016 | viewed 0 times

    This blog post is a continuation of the bearish theme I highlighted and posted for you back in December, titled: Game Changing Action Maybe 2016…

  • Game Changing Action

    Published 14 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    It appears as if the worm has finally turned for the equity markets. The S&P 500 recorded its largest weekly decline since August, and the…

  • The Final Gold Chapter

    Published 17 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    This is the final chapter of this intermediate gold Cycle, and it's likely to get ugly. If you've followed the blog these past few months,…