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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.

  • Don't Trust Gold Here

    Published 04 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Just when the short-term prospects for Gold were looking good, precious metals reversed lower this past week. It could be that Gold was surprised by…

  • A Golden Surprise

    Published 15 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The surprises are going to the upside for gold, and that is obviously a change in behavior. The miners are roaring higher and are outside…

  • Gold Cycle Running Out of Steam

    Published 01 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I predicted that gold would rally last week up to the $1,155 area, and was also equally unsurprised when it was rejected the first time…

  • Steps from a Deep October Market Selloff

    Published 22 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    For some reason there was a late flurry of expectations that the FED was going to raise rates this past week. Many in the media…

  • Sound the Alarm

    Published 24 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    We saw an amazing capitulation event in equities these past three sessions. It's clear that market internals were weak, but no one could have foreseen…

  • Just a Little Bit More

    Published 20 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Back in May, I sent followers of this public blog a Gold Cycle Update, outlining how gold had a 75% chance of failing to rally,…

  • Crude Oil Nearing Exhaustion

    Published 26 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    For an asset like Crude, which is normally extremely volatile, the current prolonged sideways range is very much out of character. Crude has us accustomed…

  • Approaching An Endpoint

    Published 15 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Apart from two mini-peaks at recent Daily Cycle (DC) tops, Gold's current Investor Cycle has traded in a narrow, horizontal range. The Investor Cycle (IC)…

  • You Don't Know Where the Market is Heading!

    Published 02 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I've been of two minds recently regarding the current Cycle picture in equities. So this week I focused more attention on finding secondary evidence to…

  • Some Breathing Room

    Published 18 May 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Now that Gold has pushed to a three month high, it's clear that my bullish read of the Gold tape is at least partially correct.…

  • Crude Bull Market Hope

    Published 20 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I believe that energy analysts are absolutely delusional to think Crude production will slow significantly, especially with Oil back near the $60 mark. During the…

  • A Gold Trading Idea

    Published 19 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday's FOMC was bullish for most assets, as the FED indicated it was not ready to beginning raising rates. The FED's ZIRP policy, designed primarily…

  • Gold Just Needs More Time

    Published 23 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The Gold market appears to be in reverse gear at present. It's at fresh 6 week lows with a 2nd Daily Cycle that continues to…

  • Crude's Capitulation Phase

    Published 09 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    After a long and relentless decline, the Crude market has finally enabled us to anchor its Cycles. Up until 2 weeks ago, Crude was locked…

  • Precarious Times for Equity Markets

    Published 02 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    It suddenly seems as though the good times in equities might be ending. Though my perspective is based only on "gut feel", there seems to…

  • Test of Strength

    Published 27 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    An update to the Jan 15th post A Cycle Test for Equity Markets   Until the ECB announcement of €1 trillion in QE, the equity…

  • An Epic Blowout

    Published 15 December 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The FED's easy money has encouraged rampant energy speculation and over-investment, resulting in more than $500 billion in new loans and investments in just the…

  • Reminiscent of Pompeii

    Published 24 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    We're at the point in the equity bull market Cycle that every piece of news is construed as positive for the equity markets. In many…

  • Has the Trap Been Set?

    Published 17 November 2014 | viewed 0 times

    We finally have some movement within the gold complex, and for a welcomed change, it's to the upside. It has been dicey lately, as the…

  • Crude Oil is Hitting Bottom

    Published 22 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In the past, we've discussed at length the structural problems facing Crude. So the pressure the energy markets are under, both from the demand and…