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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

March 15, 2022

China’s Bludgeoning and Inflation Ahead of Fed

U.S. equity benchmarks slipped further overnight, and the NQ traded to the lowest level since May. Monday was another failed rally attempt; indices were slammed after the S&P gained as much as 1% through the opening hour.

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Blue Line Futures

March 10, 2022

Narratives Mount with ECB and CPI

U.S. equity benchmarks ‘staged’ a terrific rally yesterday, a steady grind from start to finish. With price action slipping overnight, it is a reminder of the broader environment; we cannot get caught up in one day’s action.

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Blue Line Futures

March 8, 2022

Bulldozed by Stagflation 

U.S. equity benchmarks are peeling themselves off the pavement after getting bulldozed to start the week. There was no midday bounce and like last Thursday a low volume pre-market spike in the minutes leading into the bell was quickly wrecked.

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Blue Line Futures

March 1, 2022

Pricing Out the Fed’s Hawkishness

Yesterday, a firm bid remained under Treasuries despite broad strength across risk assets as U.S. equity benchmarks erased overnight losses. What is this move telling us?

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Blue Line Futures

February 24, 2022

Your Roadmap to Wartime Markets

A continued tone of risk off took hold yesterday and equity markets around the world are sharply lower today. Russia’s attack on Ukraine will remain the dominant headline.

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Blue Line Futures

February 17, 2022

Your Roadmap to a Whirlwind of Headlines

Walmart’s early earnings release helped bring U.S. equity benchmarks out of their overnight funk. The company’s stock is up more than 2% after topping estimates and comes a day after strong Retail Sales signaled the consumer is still alive.

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Blue Line Futures

February 16, 2022

The Consumer is Alive

The consumer fell off a cliff in December, the holiday season, with headline and Core Retail Sales contracting by 1.9% and 2.3%, respectively. To make matters worse, November’s read was nothing special.

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Blue Line Futures

February 10, 2022

Inflation is Front and Center

U.S. benchmarks finished strongly yesterday, but the S&P and NQ have yet to clear their February 2nd highs. The strength comes on the heels of the ninth largest week of inflows since 2009, according to Bank of America data, great technical groundwork, and earnings tailwinds.

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