Risk On Tarnishes Gold's Appeal

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Gold futures have lost some of their luster over the past several weeks, as some traders have set aside their fears and taken on more risk. The stronger US Dollar has driven commodity prices broadly lower,... Read More...

Wait and See Approach from the ECB

Monday, July 25, 2016 The European Central Bank decided to wait for more data to better assess economic conditions after the shock of the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. The ECB decided to make no changes to... Read More...

Strong Dollar Weighing on Commodity Rally

Friday, July 22, 2016 Coming as little surprise to most traders and analysts, the European Central Bank (ECB) did not take any action on interest rates or signal further moves to provide any additional stimulus early this morning, despite concerns... Read More...

Real Rebound Perks-up Arabica Coffee Prices

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The recent recovery in the value of the Brazilian Real vs. the U.S. Dollar has sparked some renewed interest in spread trading between Arabica and Robusta Coffee futures. While fundamentals including dry conditions in Robusta growing... Read More...

Grain Rally Melts Despite Upcoming Heatwave

Friday, July 15, 2016 Soybeans saw large speculators leave the market in droves just prior to the 4th of July holiday weekend, as long liquidation selling dominated the trade. The most recent Commitment of Trader's report shows non-commercial traders reducing... Read More...

Commercial's "Bale" as Cotton Prices Rally

Thursday, July 14, 2016 In addition to estimates that Cotton demand is rising, traders are looking at weather forecasts that are calling for well above normal temperatures as we head towards the end of July. The National Weather Service in... Read More...

Stocks Rise on Earnings, Stimulus Hopes

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 The stock market has shrugged off economic fears brought on by weaker indicators and the Brexit to post new highs. Many traders have been paring their expectations of further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve.... Read More...

Who Wants to be a Party Leader?

Monday, July 11, 2016 The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England is scheduled to meet for the first time since the European Union referendum on July 14, 2016. UK consumer confidence fell sharply following the referendum decision to... Read More...

Up, Up and Away!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 The Treasury yield curve continues to flatten, with the 2yr/10yr curve down 13 basis points the past month to a positive 1%. For the year, the curve was lower by 95 basis points, which likely is... Read More...

Panic in the Streets of London!

Friday, July 1, 2016 Today's Spotlight Market: Just a week ago, worldwide markets were shocked when voters in the United Kingdom voted narrowly to leave the European Union in a non-binding referendum. The British Pound plummeted, along with the FTSE... Read More...