Tomorrow we get the latest numbers from the USDA in the form of the WASDE report. WASDE stands for World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, and it provides key estimates for production of major ag [...]
Take the time to learn some of the classic formations of technical analysis. While I believe that fundamental factors provide the best motivation for price trends, technical analysis in all of its forms helps [...]
Each week I'm invited to talk about the major agricultural futures markets with a radio network dedicated to ag markets. This network called "All Ag All Day" is headquartered down in the panhandle of Texas. [...]
In the metals markets today, both industrial metals and a precious metals fell back again. Platinum and copper are retesting their recent swing lows made last week. Palladium fell into new swing lows today. Gold [...]
Let's talk about the energy sector. WTI crude oil futures took it on the chin today. The most actively traded contract, the August futures, fell by about $3.00 per barrel today. The past four sessions, [...]
This morning we got the latest report card on the employment situation here in the U.S. Month on month nonfarm payrolls increased by 213,000, manufacturing payrolls increased by 36,000. These are good numbers, and [...]
Friday marked midyear on the trading calendar. It also marked the end of the quarter, a time for which the managed futures and managed money must publish their results for this year so far.
Over the [...]
Without new reasons to push the stock index futures even lower after last week's rout, the markets are doing what might be expected of them and recovering a piece of the recent slide.
At last week's [...]
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