Our third seasonal trade this month comes in the May unleaded gasoline (RBOB) contract. The abbreviated publishing style of the coffee trade has met a warm reception so, we’ll continue with the nitty gritty up front, followed by the detail. Read more →
We’ve discussed the growing speculative bubble in the stock index futures both on our blog and in Modern Trader magazine. The market’s 10% flush has wiped out much of the speculative money. It will be another week before we can run the Commitment of Traders data and quantify our suppositions accordingly. We expect this washout to reset the deck and… Read more →
The sugar market is as international as markets get. The USDA states that the top sugar producers are Brazil, India, European Union, China, Thailand, and the United States. This covers every continent but Antarctica. The global nature of the sugar market’s top producers requires the simultaneous processing of several variables as unfavorable weather events in one region may be offset… 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 →
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 →
Given the weight recent financial announcements have carried like those from the ECB, BOJ and here at home, the FOMC, would it seem odd to think that as a trader, I could’ve cared less what the numbers were or, the puppets said? The point is that we don’t trade the numbers, reports or announcements. We trade the underlying markets affected… Read more →
The 800lb gorilla in the room wants to know whether the FOMC will raise rates tomorrow. As a trader, the correct prediction of any Fed actions is fairly irrelevant. What matters is the correct prediction of prices of the markets I’m trading. There’s nothing worse that nailing the report and but getting the market action wrong. That’s why today, we’ll… Read more →
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