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Bill Baruch is founder and President of Blue Line Futures, Blue Line Capital, and Blue Creek Capital. Bill has extensive experience in the financial industry as an advisor, trader and manager. He started his career as an investment banking analyst, but quickly left for the fast paced world of commodity trading in 2007. He got his start as a Market Strategist at Lind Waldock’s Chicago Board of Trade office. Lind Waldock was purchased by MF Global and he began running his own trade desk there in 2009. In 2011, he took a role as the Chief Market Strategist at iiTRADER. Blue Line Futures is a futures and commodities brokerage, Blue Line Capital is a registered investment advisor, Blue Creek Capital is a commodity trading advisor.

Blue Line Futures

May 2, 2022

Where Did Demand Go? 

China PMIs for April on Friday night plummeted due to country’s zero-virus policy and lockdowns, state read Manufacturing contracted at 47.4 versus 48 expected and private Caixin contracted at 46.0 versus 47.0. Services came in at 41.9.

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Blue Line Futures

April 29, 2022

Can Stability Overseas Offset Earnings Shock?

Earnings from Apple and Amazon after the bell brought an immediate shock to the broad market. Amazon is down about 10% after the fourth largest company in the U.S. by market cap lost $7.56 per share when +$8.37 was expected.

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Blue Line Futures

April 21, 2022

Make No Mistake, This Is Tesla

Let us not beat around the bush; this morning’s strength is Tesla and all about Tesla. If the company had missed earnings, the market would be singing a very different tune.

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Blue Line Futures

April 19, 2022

Everyone Is On Spring Break

Everyone is on Spring Break. Of course, I mean this figuratively, but the reality is people are out, and people are spending money.

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Blue Line Futures

April 4, 2022

Navigating the Risk-Landscape

Russian war crimes in areas around Kyiv, create calls for new sanctions. French President Macron spearheads push for immediate embargo on Oil and Coal from Russia, but not Natural Gas.

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Blue Line Futures

April 1, 2022

Quarter Kicks Off with Jobs

March Nonfarm Payrolls to kick off the new quarter, due at 7:30 am CT. Expectations for 490,000 jobs but wage growth, an inflation indicator, a major focus.

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Blue Line Futures

March 31, 2022

Eagle-Eyed Looking Ahead 

It is the last day of a tumultuous first quarter. As we reflect to learn from our positives and negatives, we cannot help but to look forward and realize the fundamental uncertainties that lie ahead.

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Blue Line Futures

March 29, 2022

Smoke and Mirrors?

Stock market euphoria has arrived in 2022. A relentless bid post-FOMC, through Quadruple Witching, and since last week has carried the S&P 11% to two-month highs, all in just two weeks.

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Blue Line Futures

March 25, 2022

Stocks Marching & Commodities Retreating

Bank of America weekly flows suggest $1.2 billion came out of stocks. Also, $13.2 billion moved into cash. Price action is out above our Pivot and point of balance at 4520.50 in the S&P and 14,765-14,780 in the NQ.

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Blue Line Futures

March 24, 2022

A Digestion Phase or More to Come?

U.S. equity benchmarks digested the week-long run yesterday and are pointing higher ahead of the opening bell. Overseas markets were mixed with the Nikkei gaining ground while the DAX and Hang Seng slipped,

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Blue Line Futures

March 21, 2022

Bullish Continuation or Bear Market Rally?

Kremlin says peace talks have not progressed as much as they should and mark no basis for a Putin-Zelenskyy meeting. Russia moves in on Mariupol, pro-Russian Donetsk leader says will capture in no less than a week.

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