Corn Prices Weak as Harvest Nearly Complete

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 While strong exports for Soybeans vs. Corn has supported this seasons Soybeans futures prices, the picture for the "new" crop that will be harvested in the fall of 2015, may start to tell a different story.... Read More...

Can the ECB Help Gold Avoid a Total Meltdown?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Gold futures received a boost from the European Central Bank when bank President Mario Draghi stated that unconventional measures may be taken to spur growth. These measures could include asset purchases, including physical bullion and ETFs.... Read More...

Not So Sweet After All?

Monday, November 17, 2014 The direction for Sugar prices may take a cue from the energy markets, as the recent sell-off in gasoline prices may cause ethanol usage to decline, especially in Brazil, which is the largest producer of ethanol... Read More...

Treasury Bonds: The Bull Market that Will Not End

Friday, November 14, 2014 Here are the highlights from the October payroll reports for the U.S. and Canada Payrolls Unemployment Rate U.S. + 214,000 Oct 5.8% Canada +43,100 Oct 6.5% Fundamentals You have to hand it to those traders who... Read More...

Recession Fears Weaken the "Aussie"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 The Australian economy received a bit of good news on the employment front as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that 24,100 jobs were created in October, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.2%.... Read More...

Swimming in Oil

Swimming in Oil Crude Oil futures continue to fall ahead of inventory data from the API and EIA this afternoon and tomorrow morning, respectively. The supply glut has even overshadowed geopolitical risks to the Oil market. Reports on the escalation... Read More...

Bulls Crying over Spilled Oil

Monday, November 10, 2014 The influence of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, better known as OPEC, is starting to see some of its dominance in the Oil market begin to wane, as global production from shale formations increases. In... Read More...

Not so "Precious" Anymore?

Friday, November 7, 2014 Large speculators continue to shed their net-long positions in Gold futures, and are now net-short in Silver. The most recent Commitment of Traders report shows non-commercial traders, mainly large speculators and funds, still net-long 104,521 contracts... Read More...

Gold ETF Holdings Keep Shrinking

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Gold futures suffered heavy losses over the past 3 trading sessions since the FOMC terminated its asset purchase program. The end of quantitative easing surprised no one, yet the actual end date did set an extremely... Read More...

Traders show no love for the Loonie

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 The Canadian economy received some good news on Tuesday as the country's merchandise trade balance moved to a surplus in September. Canada's trade balance was reported at a positive C$710 million vs. a revised C$463 million... Read More...