Sowing the Seeds of a Bull Market for Cotton?

Friday, April 17, 2015 A quick look at the most recent Commitment of Traders report shows non-commercial traders becoming increasingly bullish on Cotton after adding over 7,000 new net-long positions for the reporting period ending 4/7/2015. This has sent the... Read More...

Is It Time for the Aussie to Turn?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 The Australian Dollar continues to slide, but the downtrend has begun to slow since February. Traders have begun to take notice of the relative stability in the currency and are asking themselves if this is a... Read More...

Drillers Finally Plugging the Oil Price Leak?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 The possibility of economic sanctions being lifted from Iran from a prospective deal on its nuclear program was initially deemed bearish for Oil prices, as Iran would once again be able to return to the global... Read More...

Russia Ends Rocket System Ban, Propels Oil

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Crude Oil futures are higher in early trading this morning, boosted by an Oil-for-goods swap agreement reportedly signed between Russia and Iran. Coincidentally, or maybe not, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree ending the... Read More...

Choppy Waters Ahead for Japanese Yen

Monday, April 13, 2015 The Japanese Yen has settled into a very narrow trading range after several periods of volatility over the past few years. The Japanese economy has vacillated between expansion and recession over the past several years. Japan's... Read More...

"Red" Across the Board Following USDA Report

Friday, April 10, 2015 The following are the highlights from the USDA Supply/Demand report for April U.S. Inventories 2014-15 U.S. Inventories 2013-14 Corn: 1.827 billion bu 1.232 billion bu Soybeans: 0.370 billion bu 0.092 billion bu Wheat: 0.684 billion bu... Read More...

Unexpectedly Hawkish FOMC Minutes Weigh on Gold

Thursday, April 9, 2015 Gold futures fell after the release of the FOMC minutes, which showed committee members split on the timetable for interest rate increases. Several Fed participants went on record saying that they expected economic metrics to warrant... Read More...

Currency Traders Focus on Tomorrow's FOMC Minutes

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 The US Dollar Index continues to trade in a sideways pattern on the daily chart, largely due to lackluster economic data and signs that the Fed has pushed back their timeline on rate hikes. Currency traders... Read More...

Swing and a Miss

Monday, April 6, 2015 The employment picture apparently got a bit brighter for those looking for work, as weekly initial jobless claims fell by a larger than expected 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000 for the reporting period ending March... Read More...

Stimulus Hopes, Greenback Stabilize Copper

Friday, April 3, 2015 Copper prices have been steadily climbing since making a relative low in late January, bolstered by expectations of further expansionary policies from the Peoples' Bank of China (PBOC). Chinese economic activity has been lackluster, at best,... Read More...