Something for "Everybull" in FOMC Statement

Friday, September 23, 2016 While the Federal Open Market Committee meeting was most definitely the "highlight" for traders so far this month, the most important Central Bank statement may have come out of Japan, where Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor... Read More...

September Rate Hike on the Table? Yes or No?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Market participants are starting to lean towards the announcement of a Federal Reserve rate hike this year but not necessarily following today's conclusion of the 2-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting (FOMC). Fed Funds futures traders... Read More...

Glut Outweighs OPEC

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Crude Oil futures are at the lowest level in six weeks, as the oversupply and consumption fears have outweighed potential OPEC action. The Oil group has been weighing a production freeze to stabilize prices. Even if... Read More...

Equity Markets set to Resume Rise?

Monday, September 19, 2016 After a summer which saw the United States equity markets in a lull with almost no volatility, trading since the Labor Day holiday has been marked with a sharp increase in volatility. The spot CBOE Volatility... Read More...

Is the Sleepy Wheat Market Ready to Awaken?

Friday, September 16, 2016 Globally, the Wheat market is a mixed bag with favorable growing condition in Australia this season causing traders to raise their production forecasts. While in France, Wheat exports fell to 10-year lows as disappointing production totals... Read More...

Currency Traders on Fed Watch

Thursday, September 15, 2016 The currency markets have been extremely choppy in recent weeks, as traders digest ECB and BoE decisions and await next week's FOMC meeting. The central bank rate decisions from across the Atlantic have been mixed for... Read More...

UK Data Weighing on the Pound

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 This is a busy week for UK economic data. Today, UK inflation numbers came in unchanged at 0.6%, below expectations of 0.7%. Tomorrow will feature unemployment numbers and Thursday will feature a meeting of the Monetary... Read More...

More Beans and Less Corn? Traders Await USDA Report

Monday, September 12, 2016 The following are pre-report estimates for the USDA Crop Production and Supply/Demand report Corn production: 14.97 billion bushels vs. 15.153 billion bushels Aug. Corn Yields (ave. per acre): 173.0 average vs. 175.1 Aug. Soybean production: 4.105... Read More...

Euro Jump on ECB

Friday, September 9, 2016 The European Central Bank (ECB) kept rates and other stimulus programs unchanged, citing no immediate threats to the European economy. What had surprised many traders was the central bank's decision to not extend the deadline for... Read More...

Java Prices Jump

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Speculators have not been aggressive buyers in Coffee futures the past week despite the recent price recovery. The most recent Commitment of Traders report shows non-commercial traders added a paltry 81 new net-long positions during the... Read More...