Risk On for Oil

Thursday, April 17 2014 Crude Oil futures continue to trade above the $100 mark after supportive statements from the Federal Reserve and a continued heightened state of alert in the Ukraine region. In her first speech in front of Wall... Read More...

Wheat Rallies on Ukraine Conflict Fears

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 The Winter Wheat crop has run into some difficulty due to dry weather, especially in the Southern Plains. The western portions of Kansas and Oklahoma, along with Northern Texas have been mired in a prolonged drought,... Read More...

Web 2.0 Coming to a Head?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Technology stocks have faced selling pressure in the recent weeks, as market sentiment for the sector seems to have shifted. NASDAQ stocks have outperformed the broad market and many traders believe the tech sector may be... Read More...

Bulls Starting to Get "Juiced" Over O.J. Futures

Monday, April 14, 2014 Both large and small speculators have become bullish on O.J. futures according to the Commitment of Traders (COT) report. The most recent COT report shows non-commercial and non-reportable traders holding a net- long position totaling 7,560... Read More...

Will Palladium Shine for Precious Metals Bulls?

Friday, April 11, 2014 Large speculators are slowly accumulating a net-long position in Palladium futures, according to the Commitment of Traders report. Non-commercial traders, mainly large speculators and commodity funds, added 70 new net-long positions during the week ending April... Read More...

FOMC Backtracks on Rate Outlook, Gold Rallies

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Gold futures had a late day surge after the FOMC had released the minutes of their last meeting. The minutes of the Federal Reserve's March meeting suggested that several policy makers may have exaggerated the pace... Read More...

Cattle Futures Weaken as Beef Prices Tumble

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Large speculators have been adding to a record net-long position in Live Cattle futures just prior to the recent sell-off. The most recent Commitment of Traders report shows non-commercial traders (normally large speculators and commodity funds)... Read More...

China, Libya Sink Oil Prices to Start Week

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Crude Oil futures started the week on a negative note, giving up 70 cents in yesterday's trading session. It was a turbulent trading session after pro-Russian protestors seized control of several state buildings in several eastern... Read More...

10-Year Notes Rise on "Dull" Jobs Report

Monday, April 7, 2014 The U.S. was not the only nation to report its employment data on Friday. Our neighbor to the north, Canada, reported better than expected gains in employment last month, as 42,900 jobs were created in March.... Read More...

S&P 500 Remains Near Record Highs Ahead of Payrolls Report

Friday, April 4, 2014 Prior to the release of this morning's non-farm payrolls and unemployment data for March, traders received some mixed data on the economic front. Early on Thursday, the Labor Department reported that the number of Americans filing... Read More...