Archive | July, 2013

OJ Futures

FCOJ – A Retracement Ahead

On the one month relative performance OJ has been the best performer with November futures higher by 12% as of this post. Me being a contrarian I’d like to fade this appreciation with clients. As one can see prices have been running into resistance for the last two weeks just above current trade as identified […]

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Brent WTI Crude oil Spread

Brent/WTI Crude oil Spread

Buying Brent and selling WTI Crude oil is what will be discussed today. In the September contract this spread is currently trading with Brent carrying a $2.65 premium. Just one week ago we were trading even money in this spread. Every $1 move equates to a $1,000 gain/loss. I’m operating under the influence that we […]

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US 30 Year Treasuries (T-Bond), July 27, 2013

Whippy action in the Treasuries complex

Energy: Crude oil will close under its 18 day MA but on its highs we failed at the 8 day MA. I remain bearish but did have some clients lighten up as not to be short large size over the weekend. I still think a trade under $100/barrel is in the near future. On higher […]

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Overdue student loans hit all time high

Overdue Student Loans Hit All-Time High

The levels of student loans overdue in the US have hit an all-time high, as spiraling education costs meet with the inability of new graduates to repay their loans. While personal debt in households across the US has fallen to around 2006 levels, student debt is one area in which this trend has been reversed. […]

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Japanese Yen Futures

Japanese Yen – From par to $1.0350…

For the last two weeks the Yen has been range bound dancing on both sides of par (1.0000). Futures as of this post are consolidating around all the major MAs I use in my FX trading as seen on the daily chart below. My interpretation is we are taking a breath before jumping higher in […]

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Canadian Dollar Futures - CAD - Loonie

CAD – The Loonie has a Broken Wing

I hate to date myself here but as a young man I was very fond of the video game duck hunt- a “classic” shooting game for the first version of Nintendo. Just as those birds fell from the sky I think the Loonie short term is headed south. Most followers are aware I have been […]

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Coffee Futures, July 23, 2013

Coffee –A cup of Joe for your Portfolio

Drinking too much coffee can surely cause an upset stomach and having too large of a position and being on the wrong side of the market of late likely could end in the same result. In recent sessions it’s been like the Wild West with a range H/L of over 12 cents in 2 sessions […]

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Gold futures chart

Gold – A Final Push or Just the Beginning?

Since bottoming on 6/28 at $1179.40 August gold futures have advanced 12.5% approximately $150/ounce. As of this post a decisive move through $1300 higher by 2.88% today. One can see on the chart below the horizontal line just below $1300 that had served as resistance now shall serve as support. In three short weeks future […]

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US SPX 500 Futures(Daily) - Option Queen

The Option Queen Letter

Look with an unemployment rate of 7.6%, (which, by the way, is totally bogus with actual unemployment in the teens), why would anybody suggest that minimum wage be increased? The current administration is also pushing to remove unpaid internships. A possible result will be the employment of more robots and less people to do the […]

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