Trading Strategies

Top Down Guidance in the Sugar Market

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 →

Copper Miners Capitalizing on Rally

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 →

Recent Calls at Via the COT Report

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 and explain the process of our support and resistance based swing… Read more →

Big Traders Make Correct Call on FOMC – Bonds, Dollar & Gold

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 →

Big Bond Traders Betting on Higher Prices/Lower Yields

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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