Stock Indices

Commercial Traders Aggressively Selling S&P 500 Futures

There’s been a lot of talk about trade wars triggering an overdue stock market correction. We all pick up our signals from different places. I watch the Commitment of Traders report, and commercial traders sold more mini-S&P 500 futures contracts last week than any week since September of 2007. This has brought the commercial traders’ net position to its most… Read more →

Smart Money Piling Up Against Trump Bump

The bull market in the stock index futures is finally showing signs of tiring. The primary difference over the last week has been the record selling by the commercial traders, which has driven their net position to a new net short record. We’ll look at the structural forces at play through the Commitments of Traders report and distil this information… Read more →


Sugar & stocks

May 2016 Modern Trader Commitments of Traders column.


Beware as Debt Ceiling Meets Fiscal Ambitions

By Bluford Putnam and Erik Norland of the CME Group

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