There are many phrases for capitulation. Very few have happy endings. I specialize in the analysis of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s weekly Commitments of Traders report. This report separates the traders into three primary categories; commercial, large speculator, and small speculators. Big silver bugs, pools and, funds fall into the large speculator category. Throughout the history of this report, the… Read more →
The second trade for February is in the March silver futures contract. We’ll be buying March silver futures late this week or, early next week. We’ll place a protective stop loss order 2% below the entry price. This is $.34 per ounce if silver is trading at $17 per ounce. Thirty-four cents in the futures market equals a $1,700 move… Read more →
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Silver Holding Huge Commercial Short – June 2017 COT Column for Modern Trader Magazine
August 2016 Modern Trader Commitments of Traders column.
June 2016 Modern Trader Commitments of Traders column.
Speculators have gotten ahead of themselves in the silver futures market and now face trouble with their near record long position. We use the Commitments of Traders(COT) reports, published weekly by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to track the actions of the commodity markets’ primary participants. The main benefit of this report is that it tells us the positions of… Read more →
President’s Day represents the last of the New Year holidays. The current setup in the silver futures market looks like it may be the last holiday for speculators whose positions are quickly piling up on the long side of a market that is already significantly overbought. We’ll examine the case for a holiday driven speculative washout and reset in the… Read more →
The silver market has rallied approximately 10% since Christmas and now stands above $17 per ounce. The new year undoubtedly brought new speculative Dollars to the silver market. Annual re-allocations, changing political climate, and interest rate concerns have all done their part to contribute to an additional 10,000 futures contracts ending up in speculative hands over the last couple of… Read more →
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