I had planned an in-depth look at platinum and gold both individually and, spread against one another. There are predictable setups in all three of these tradeable vehicles. However, my body just hasn’t been willing to let me spend much time at my desk, and the platinum trade is rapidly approaching. Therefore, today’s analysis will focus solely on the upcoming platinum trade… Read more →
US Futures Market Hours Thanksgiving 2018 Our office will be closed Friday, November 23rd and Monday, November 26th. I’ll still check emails but phone calls will go straight to Chicago. Best, Andy Waldock. Read more →
There are many methods to successful trading. One key to all of them is an intimate understanding of risk at the program development and implementation levels. Rather than make this a highly technical article, we’ll let each picture speak 1,000 words. Then, we’ll tell you how the Commitment of Traders(COT) report, seasonality, and advanced data analysis come together to point… Read more →
Live cattle prices have risen more than 14% since the September low, and more than 40% since their October 2016 low. This rally has been sufficient to generate a bit of speculative euphoria. Speculators actually set a net long record this past June, at the year’s high and are within a whisker of establishing a new bullish net long record… Read more →
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February 2017 Modern Trader Commitments of Traders Column
Cattle ISSN: 1948-9099 Released July 21, 2017, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). July 1 Cattle Inventory Up 4 Percent from 2015 All cattle and calves in the United States, as of July 1, 2017, totaled 103 million head. This is 4 percent above the 98.2 million head on July… Read more →
Soybeans have spiked as much as 15% higher over the last three weeks. So far, the commercial traders’ actions have accurately forecasted this year’s market behavior. In fact, it was commercial processor buying that triggered the discretionary COT buy signal we published for June 28th’s trading. Now that the market has rallied, the commercial balance of power between processors and… Read more →
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