Natural Gas Rallies as "End of Summer" Heat returns

Thursday, August 25, 2016 It's a battle of large speculators and commercial traders in the Natural Gas market, as both sides continue to add to their existing net-positions. The most recent Commitment of Traders report shows that non-commercial traders added... Read More...

Supplies Outweigh Iran Overtures

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Crude Oil futures are lower in early trading after yesterday's American Petroleum Institute (API) reports showed a surprise build in inventory levels. Traders will be waiting for today's Energy Information Administration (EIA) report to see if... Read More...

U.S. Corn Producers May Benefit from Brazilian Crop Woes

Friday, August 19, 2016 Large speculators have finally thrown in the towel on the net-long position they have been holding for months and have now become overall net-short Corn according to the most recent Commitment of Traders report. During the... Read More...

Gold Grind Continues

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Gold futures continue to trade in a choppy, sideways pattern, unable to find a near-term direction. Like many markets, Gold futures have been somewhat quiet ahead of September, when trading activity is likely to pick up.... Read More...

The Calm Before the Storm?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Tuesday saw a huge slew of economic data being released but overall little that may hold sway on Fed officials in regards to a change in interest rate policy at the September Federal Open Market Committee... Read More...

Dollar Treading Water

Monday, August 15, 2016 Recent economic events have been mixed for the US Dollar, which has resulted in the currency remaining in a holding pattern. The cash Dollar Index (DXY) is smack dab in the middle of the 92.50-97.50 trading... Read More...

USDA Report a Highlight for Grain Traders this Week

Thursday, August 11, 2016 The major cash crops in the U.S. are looking nearly picture perfect in much of the Midwest as the weekly crop progress report continues to show high crop condition rating overall. On Monday afternoon the USDA... Read More...

Tech Leads the Way

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 The stock market got a boost yesterday from tech stocks, with several notable players making notable gains. Amazon made a new record high, climbing above its August 1 record close. The massive online retailer has been... Read More...

Just a Job to Do

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Domestic and international economic reports dominated the financial news for the first week of August, traditionally a slow month in equity markets. On Thursday, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England met and delivered... Read More...

Treasuries Rally Ahead of Jobs Report

Friday, August 5, 2016 In other markets of note, the British Pound is currently testing the lower boundary of its recent trading range following the "Brexit" vote, as the Bank of England (BOE) surprised traders on Thursday by lowering the... Read More...