Commodities Recover on "Solid" GDP Figures

Friday, August 28, 2015 In addition to the rebound in commodity prices on Thursday, so-called commodity currencies also showed some strength with both the Australian and Canadian Dollars up nearly 1% vs. the U.S. Dollar and the Brazilian Real up... Read More...

Turnaround Tuesday--Extreme Edition

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 While the equity markets were in a corrective mode, VIX futures came back into the spotlight, with the lead-month September futures nearly doubling in just 4 trading days. Also of note was the move of the... Read More...

Global Equity Meltdown Springs Oil Leak

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The historically significant sell-off in the equity markets over the past several sessions has put heavy selling pressure on Oil prices. Front month futures fell below the $39 level for the first time since 2009 due... Read More...

Lack of Clarity from Fed Minutes Benefits Gold Prices

Friday, August 21, 2015 It appears that speculators are starting to dip their toes back to the long side of Gold futures according to the most recent Commitment of Traders report. Non-commercial traders added over 4,600 new-net long positions during... Read More...

Dollar Flash Crash

Thursday, August 20, 2015 The US Dollar started off the week strong, bouncing off of support in the low 96.00's, but the currency is lower for the second straight session. The greenback saw a huge spike in volatility yesterday after... Read More...

Bears "Bollin'" as Cotton Prices Rally

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 While it appears that the U.S. will produce a much smaller Cotton crop this season, the demand side of the equation appears to favor the bull camp as well. The USDA lowered its beginning stocks estimate... Read More...

Bonds Had More Fun Last Week

Monday, August 17, 2015 International currency uncertainty often causes a flight to safety with investors rushing in to buy 30 Year U.S. Treasury Bonds. The Euro and Greek uncertainty from earlier this summer was one such event. This week, China... Read More...

Traders See Late Summer Vacations Cut Short by Yuan Devaluation

Friday, August 14, 2015 In addition to the yuan devaluation, traders also had to deal with the August USDA crop production report. The USDA estimated the U.S. Corn crop at 13.686 billion bushels, which was over 350 million bushels above... Read More...

Grains Volatile Ahead of USDA Report

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Average pre-report estimates for this morning's USDA crop report: Corn Production: 13.4 billion bushels vs. 13.53 billion bushels (July USDA Report) Corn Yields: 164.5 bushels per acre vs. 166.8 bushels per acre (July USDA Report) Soybean... Read More...

Oil Teetering

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Crude Oil futures are teetering above the $43.46 relative low from May of this year, as inventories and a stronger greenback continue to pressure prices. Recent hints at a September rate hike from regional Federal Reserve... Read More...