Archive | November, 2015

S&P 500 Futures - Dec 15 - option queen letter

Option Queen Letter

It is official, Christmas will arrive on December 25, so gear up for the shopping bonanza. This year Christmas is a Friday giving the retailers a few extra days for returns and additional shopping. The recent violence in the world has scared many visitors and shoppers away from crowded areas. We were in NYC yesterday […]

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World Silver Deficits –12 Years Running

According to the recently released Silver Institute 2015 Interim Report, the world experienced annual silver net deficits for 12 years running. This is surprising as the Silver Institute actually reported a small net surplus of silver in 2014. However, the small silver surplus turned into a deficit when 2014 mine supply and total demand figures […]

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U.S. Treasury Bond Futures

U.S. Treasury Bond Futures See Solid Price Rebound

March U.S. Treasury bond futures prices have made a strong rebound from the November low and the bulls have regained the slight near-term technical advantage. Prices this week hit a three-week high and a fledgling uptrend line is now in place. The bulls have gained some near-term technical momentum to suggest that prices can continue […]

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Weekly Coffee Perspective

NY RALLIES BUT BASIS REMAIN STRONG Equities were able to recover in the past five sessions partially driven by the FOMC’s minutes suggesting that interest rate increase will be gradual and on words from Mario Draghi that said the ECB will do what it must to raise inflation as quick as possible. The dollar index […]

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S&P 500 Futures Overview - Option Queen Letter

Option Queen Letter

We are fortunate to live in a free country where we are allowed to express our feelings. No matter what people say there is a freedom here for both men and women which all enjoy whether they are visitors to our shores or residents. To learn how precious this freedom is, travel to another country […]

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Weekly Coffee Perspective

NON-COMMERCIALS, COMMERCIALS AND INDEXES Risky assets fell in the past five days on a continuation of dollar strength with the markets now betting there is a 90% chance of a December FED lift-off. Japan entering the 5th recession since 2008, oil sliding close to US$ 40.00 a barrel and the belief that the Euro might […]

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Weekly Coffee Perspective

BLAME THE DOLLAR AGAIN The US non-farm payroll data released on Friday beat all expectations with the creation of 271k posts during the month of October, taking the unemployment rate to 5%. Growth wage, smaller part-time workers and smaller under-unemployment figures have set the stage for the FOMC to increase interest rates on the December […]

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S&P 500 Futures - Dec 15 - Option Queen Letter

Option Queen Letter

Here in the northeast, the weather has been fantastic. We have been enjoying our Indian summer and, as the major indices continue to rally in the fourth-quarter, so too have the markets. We did; however, see a minor retreat on the very positive “Jobs Report” in the Friday session. The reports highlights the expansion of […]

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