Crude Higher on Canadian Fires

Thursday, May 5, 2016 Raging fires near Canada's Oil-sands threaten to lower the country's output, sending Crude Oil prices higher in their wake. In Alberta, at least one major Oil-sands mining operation was halted , as workers were evacuated. Making... Read More...

Equity Markets on a Wild Ride

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 While inaction by the Bank of Japan last week on additional stimulus measures disappointed market participants, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lowered rates for the first time in nearly a year, taking the benchmark rate... Read More...

Indecision and Weak Dollar Drive Gold

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Gold futures have flirted with the $1,300 mark over the past several sessions, but prices have been unable to push through and close above this pivotal level. The main driving force behind the Gold rally has... Read More...

"Tech" tonics move the Nasdaq

Monday, May 2, 2016 Last week was quite active in the earnings front as several large tech companies announced earnings. The tech heavy Nasdaq was quite volatile as investors reacted to the earnings announcements as well as future guidance. Fundamentals... Read More...

Will Sugar Price Rally Sour?

Friday, April 29, 2016 Sugar futures are the only major product of the "Softs" that saw a decline in the large speculative net-long position the past week. The most recent Commitment of Trader's report shows non-commercial traders shed 1,300 net-long... Read More...

BOJ Surprises By Holding Steady

Thursday, April 28, 2016 The Bank of Japan surprised traders this morning by opting to keep interest rates steady and avoided adding additional liquidity from other sources. This move caught many traders off guard, which resulted in the Yen rallying... Read More...

Cocoa: Bull Market or Overbought?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 The most recent Commitment of Traders report shows both large and small speculators adding to net-long positions. During the reporting period ending on April 19, non-commercial and non-reportable traders added a combined 7,493 new-net long positions... Read More...

Loonie Winning Slow and Steady Race?

Monday, April 25, 2016 Crude oil prices have remained volatile after negotiations collapsed in Doha, Qatar last weekend. Iran refused to attend the Doha summit. When the summit opened, Saudi Arabia insisted that all OPEC member nations agree to any... Read More...

Follow the Leader

Friday, April 22, 2016 Implied volatility levels have been increasing in the grains with Corn and Wheat vol. at 60 day highs. May Corn implied volatility rose to 38.04 vs. an average of the last 60 days of 18.2. May... Read More...

Soybeans Rally on Argentine Rains

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 The fundamentals for the Soy products Oil and Meal have diverged although prices have been strong in both contracts of late, following the strength in Soybeans. Soybean Oil has been the strongest performer in the grain... Read More...