Slow News Cycle Keeps Oil Prices in Check

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Crude Oil futures continue to tread water due to lack of geopolitical events and more than ample supplies. While there is still plenty of tension in Syria with ISIS rebels, the potential impact on Oil supplies... Read More...

Bear Trend in Crude Stalling?

Bear Trend in Crude Stalling? Crude Oil Bulls received some positive news last week after the Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. Crude Oil inventories fell by over 4.2 million barrels the past week, which was a surprise to traders... Read More...

Will Traders go "Hog Wild" following USDA Report?

Friday, September 26, 2014 The following are the average "trade" estimates for this afternoon's USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report due out at 2 pm Chicago time. All Hogs and Pigs on Sep 1: 96.5% of year-ago totals Hogs kept... Read More...

Currency Corruption Weighs on Copper

Thursday, September 25, 2014 Front month Copper futures fell to their lowest levels in over 3 months on currency and demand concerns. The Federal Reserve indicated the asset purchase program will conclude on schedule next month, which helped bolster the... Read More...

Cocoa Bucks Bearish Trend for Commodities

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Both large and small speculators in Cocoa futures were lightening up on their net-long positions last week only to see prices soar in the past few trading sessions. The Commitment of Traders report shows non-commercial traders... Read More...

Gasoline Heading Toward $3?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Gasoline prices continue their summer decline, riding the Crude Oil market lower. Oil prices account for 66 % of the cost of gasoline. Crude Oil has declined amid fears that China, the world's second largest consumer,... Read More...

Bears in Charge as Natural Gas Prices Tumble

Monday, September 22, 2014 The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center is calling for above normal temperatures for most of the east and central parts of the U.S going into the start of October. Mild early fall temperatures should allow... Read More...

Will Fed Determine Dollar's Direction

Friday, September 19, 2014 The British Pound (GBP) has lived up to its name of late as the GBP has been "pounded" lower vs. the U.S. Dollar on concerns of a "yes" vote for an independent Scotland. However, the GBP... Read More...

Gold Shrugs Off Fed, Sells Off

Thursday, September 18, 2014 Gold futures are little changed this morning after suffering late decline in yesterday's trading. The policy statement from the FOMC could be seen as extremely dovish on the surface, reiterating that interest rates are going to... Read More...

Traders Nervous Ahead of Fed Meeting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Bullish equity traders received a surprise ahead of today's Fed announcement, as the People's Bank of China provided 500 billion yuan of liquidity to the country's largest banks. This monetary stimulus signals that Chinese leaders areprepared... Read More...