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Michael Ballanger Michael Ballanger of GGM Advisory Inc. shares an update on the current state of the market, and one stock he has been keeping his eye on.

USD index futures are lower, taking gold (+.85%), silver (+2.69%), copper (+1.77%), and oil (+.04%) all higher.

Stock index futures are mixed. Bitcoin is down. U.S. markets close early (1:00 p.m.) and are closed tomorrow in celebration of U.S. Independence Day.

Jerome Powell spoke yesterday in Portugal and hinted at a "disinflationary trend" in the U.S. economy, which sent yields lower and stocks higher on optimism for a July rate cut.

SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD:NYSE)continues to oscillate between $215 and $220 (August Gold $2,330-2,380). With this morning's move above $216.19 (50-dma), it will probably head up to the $220 level (August Gold $2,380) before hitting any real supply. I should be trading this $5 range rather than simply holding the puts, but for now, I will wait to see if this rally gets fades by the 1:00 p.m. close and then decide whether to bail.

The month of July marks the beginning of the "Worst Four Months" of the year for the NASDAQ and that seasonality weighs favourable on my QQQ put position which still have a 45-day window until expiry.

Fitzroy Minerals

Fitzroy Minerals Inc. (FTZ:TSX.V; FTZFF:OTCQB) closed at a new recovery high at CA$0.17 and is about to attract a new audience as CEO Merlin Marr-Johnson is set to be interviewed by a high-visibility podcast host shortly.

I am also getting inquiries from a U.S. group that has been largely absent from the Canadian junior resource group since 2021. They love what they are hearing about the recent FTZ acquisition (Buen Retiro) and wanted further clarification on the structure of the deal and funding plans.

There is substantive institutional interest in Buen Retiro that will allow the company to step up aggressively to further delineate the size and scale of this copper-gold ore body.

The chart would suggest that FTZ/FTZFF is getting somewhat overextended on a near-term basis, but I would contend that valuation is going to trump all technical considerations when the larger institutional investors finally get a glimpse of the Buen Retiro story. I think this company is close to getting into the acquisition loop by the same investor group that took Los Andes

Copper from CA$2.00 in 2020 to CA$19.00 by Summer 2023. Retail participation by the Millennial and Gen-X demographics has been muted at best, but that may be changing as copper-gold still reigns supreme as the "GO-TO" asset mix for 2024 and beyond.

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  1. As of the date of this article, officers and/or employees of Streetwise Reports LLC (including members of their household) own securities of Fitzroy Minerals Inc.
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