Coffee Prices Cool but Bullish Fundamentals Continue to Percolate

Friday, October 24, 2014 A large long position being held by speculators may contribute to further price weakness in the short-term as weak longs are forced out of the market as prices move lower. The Commitment of Traders (COT) report... Read More...

Treading Water

Thursday, October 23, 2014 The Copper market has had a choppy few weeks of trading due to turbulent stock market activity and uncertainty in the Chinese economy. The extreme volatility in equities shook some longs out of the commodity markets.... Read More...

Sugar: A Bull Market or Bull Trap?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Large and small traders have a mixed opinion on the direction for Sugar prices, although neither side is placing much stock in their opinions. The most recent Commitment of Traders report shows non-commercial traders holding a... Read More...

China Beats GDP, but Oil Glut May Temper Bulls

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The Crude Oil market got a boost in early trading after China reported better than expected GDP numbers. Chinese GDP grew at a 7.3% pace in the third quarter versus a consensus estimate of 7.2%. Also,... Read More...

Not so "Golden" Anymore"

Monday, October 20, 2014 For those traders who really take a long view of market trends, looking at the monthly continuation chart for Gold futures, we notice that the bull market that began back in 2001 when Gold prices were... Read More...

Volatility has returned with a Vengeance

Friday, October 17, 2014 Looking over the price movements in several of the major futures markets this week, I noticed that price movement was, in most cases, contrary to the positions being held by large speculators, For example, we saw... Read More...

Treasury Yields Drop on Equity Panic

Thursday, October 16, 2014 The Treasury markets got a huge boost from disappointing economic data from Europe and the US, along with weaker equity prices on the data. Equities got absolutely pummeled early in yesterday's session, before paring losses going... Read More...

Wet Weather Stalls Soybean Harvest

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 The following are the highlights from last week's USDA crop production and supply/demand report: Corn: Production 14,523 billion bu. vs. 14,395 billion bu. last month Ave. Yield: 174.7 bu. per acre vs. 171.7 bu. per acre... Read More...

Heavy Rains Enough To Spark Corn?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Corn futures are trying to claw their way back from lower $3 levels, boosted by soggy conditions. The colder, wet weather could delay the Corn harvest, opening to door to some spoilage. Traders, however, must question... Read More...

Will the "Trend be Your Friend" when You Trade the Yen?

Monday, October 13, 2014 The Japanese Yen is a bit of an enigma among the major global currencies, as it is at times viewed as a "safe haven" asset during bouts of economic turmoil. This belief is held despite the... Read More...