Archive | June, 2004

Merc, CBOT try gimmicks to attract new traders

By David Roeder What’s next — a free cell phone for every new futures trader? The Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade are in a fee-cutting frenzy, lowering the cost to trade on their markets in response to keen competition. They want to fend off challenges to their turf from European exchanges, […]

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Offshore Seminar in Costa Rica

July 16, 2004 – San José Palacio Hotel, San José, Costa Rica You are invited to a Private Seminar – Comprehensive Wealth Preservation Offshore – Offshore Asset Protection – Liability Exposure Strategies – Non-Insurance Methods of Risk Management (more…)

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Gold Stocks: A Time to Start Buying

By Bill Cara The Gold futures have now topped the $395 level and finally appear to be headed further north in the next three months. That’s what it will take to bring some glitter to the languishing gold stocks and turn them into bulls. If you happen to be a gold bug, there is now […]

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About the U.S. Money Supply Data

By Bill Cara The price of gold is about to jump through the roof, finally :), and gold is linked to money supply. With my reference on Thursday about the Fed no longer being able to properly use the money aggregates data in its policy decisions because of questionable data, it’s a good time to […]

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Dalian commodities exchange booms

By Richard McGregor Like most things to do with soybeans in China, the Dalian Commodity Exchange is doing record business. The number of contracts and the volumes of trades in the oil seeds more than quadrupled in the three years to 2003, and have continued to grow rapidly this year. The breakneck increase in demand […]

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$100 million fine set in futures fraud case

By Ann Saphir International Financial Services LLC and International Financial Services Inc., of New York, were ordered to pay $100 million for defrauding currency futures investors, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said. John Walker Robinson, former IFS president, and Chan Kow Lai, an IFS director, were also “personally liable for the wrongdoing,” Judge Gerard Lynch […]

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The rally in the Dow and Nasdaq has extended into overbought territory. This rally in price was not confirmed by volume which indentifies it as a bear market rally as opposed to the begining of a new bull market. The rally has also relieved the very oversold position that existed in these markets three weeks ago.

Words to the wise commodity trader

The rally in the Dow and Nasdaq has extended into overbought territory. This rally in price was not confirmed by volume which indentifies it as a bear market rally as opposed to the begining of a new bull market. The rally has also relieved the very oversold position that existed in these markets three weeks […]

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Pay Attention to Volatility

Pay Attention To Volatility

By Len Yates What trader has not experienced seeing the market move in the anticipated direction, but his options gaining only very little? Betcha those options were overvalued when they were bought! Or, covered writers: Have you ever written options and felt that you were getting unusually low premiums? Maybe you were selling when options […]

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