We noted the following in our August 9th Discretionary COT Signals regarding the September Dow Jones futures: Read more →
The British Pound was trading at more than $1.47 to the Dollar just one year ago. The Brexit vote last June and the British Pound “Flash Crash” in October combined to drive the Pound to its lowest level against the Dollar in more than 30 years. The one thing that both of these events had in common was commercial traders… Read more →
Crude oil has been trading roughly sideways for more than two years now, between $40 and $80 per barrel. Recently, the market tested 2016’s high near $58. We noted in several publications that this rally was bound to fail and that rallies above $55 per barrel should be sold. The purpose of this piece is not to pat ourselves on… Read more →
The USDA has done a study on price reactions following their reports. It’s very interesting with less bias than one would expect. 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 →
Everyone involved in a given market has been brought there by their peculiar set of circumstances and forces. Commercial traders come to the market out of fear. Fear that they may not be able to purchase forward operating inputs at favorable prices or, fear that they may not be able to get their anticipated production sold at favorable prices. Speculators,… 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 →
We don’t normally spend time patting ourselves on the back as we’re usually too busy with the next trade. Today, however, we have no new trades primarily thanks to letting the winners we’ve recently published here, continue to run. Therefore, we’ll update our last several posts here at Equities.com and explain the process of our support and resistance based swing… Read more →
When I was first introduced to Tradestation in the late 90’s, I couldn’t believe there was now the means to quantifiably test everything I’d learned as a local in the S&P 500 pit. I quickly learned two things. First, much of what I learned were good sound bites but iffy trading strategies. Secondly, many of the successful techniques that worked… Read more →
The Canadian Dollar made one last try higher at the beginning of the month but has ground its way lower ever since. Moreover, the recent weakness has now breached important support around $.7550 to the U.S. Dollar. Classic momentum trading techniques would suggest that breaching this level could be the catalyst to a washout towards lower prices. However, we don’t… Read more →
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