Commercial traders in the August feeder cattle futures have built up a near record short position ahead of this contract’s typical seasonal weakness. When we combine these factors with the technical picture on the chart below, you’ll see why we’ve already initiated short positions in this market. Read more →
With all eyes focused squarely on the FOMC’s March 15th meeting and the associated interest rate risk, we’ll present a currency setup in the British Pound futures that could provide some serious bang for the margined Dollar. Read more →
Many financial markets are approaching illogical valuations of their products, and while no one knows how high the stock market will go or when it will turn. Fortunately, there are other investment opportunities that fit both logic and risk. Today, we’ll look at the unleaded gasoline market and the growing support that will push us into the spring driving season. Read more →
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 →
The recent rally in the copper market has attracted record selling pressure from commercial mining companies. Better information does make for better trading strategies. We’ll explain the information circle at its highest levels, how it affects the futures market, and how you can use this information to help generate profitable swing trading opportunities in the commodity futures markets. Read more →
There’s an old saying frequently used to encourage an underdog, “The opponent puts on their pants the same way as the challenger.” While that may be true in a one on one matchup, it simply does not apply to the world of trading. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, David but, Goliath really does have the advantage.… Read more →
So many times January articles are built around grand ideas and plans for the coming year. Fortunately, we get to keep it simple this morning as our Commitments of Traders analysis pointed out a classic buy signal in the coffee futures. Read more →
Not all data points are created equally. There are times when the numbers alone don’t tell the whole story. The new record positions in the Russell 2000 futures are an excellent example of this type of situation. Let’s see why “This time it’s different.” Read more →
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