Archive | August, 2006

ETF Commodity Trader

ETF Securities Announces Record Breaking Launch

By Karl Heilman St. LOUIS (ResourceInvestor.com) — The commodities price boom continues to provide momentum to the Exchange Traded Fund wave. Today, ETF Securities announced the offering of 29 new Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) on the London bourse. (more…)

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BM&F News

Seminar at BM&F discusses Public and Private Sector investment opportunities with the Chinese for the State of São Paulo The Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange hosted on Tuesday, August 29th, the seminar “Investment Opportunities in the State of São Paulo with Emphasis on Public-Private Partnerships”. (more…)

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October Silver Futures

October Silver Futures

Silver has been range bound for the ladder half of this summer. We have seen a range between 11.75 – 12.75 traded for many weeks now. Today we had a dramatic move back to the lower end of that range and we are using this as an opportunity to buy long ahead of the bounce […]

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Bearish Descending Triangle in Dec. Cotton

Bearish Descending Triangle in Dec. Cotton

December cotton futures on the New York Board of Trade have recently formed a descending triangle pattern on the daily bar chart. These triangles are usually bearish. Prices are in a two-week-old downtrend from the August high of 57.75 cents a pound. A bearish downside “breakout” from the descending triangle pattern on the daily chart […]

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Propane’s Seasonal Boost

Is your refrigerator running? If so, it should be running off propane. With the changes that occurred in the early part of the last decade, more refrigerators are utilizing hydrocarbons, specificially propane, to keep their contents fresh. As opposed to the old technology that ran off of choloroflurocarbons (CFCs), propane is much less damaging to […]

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Dog Days of Summer: VIX in a FIX!

Option Queen Letter By my calendar, we are deep into the “dog days of August.” And, with precious little time left for summer sun-frolicking and venturesome holidaying, we can confidently anticipate the further dry-up of volume, while the money-movers have slipped away to vacations, preparatory to calendar recognition that we’re barking up the tree blooming […]

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Rough Rice Futures

Rough Rice Futures

Rough Rice is one of the more obscure markets that we as commodities traders trade. It is obviously dominated by Asian influences more than any other. This year we have seen a dramatic drought in many of the rice growing regions across parts of Asia. Weather concerns can have a huge impact on agricultural markets […]

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Gold Sees Potentially Bearish Diamond Pattern

Gold Sees Potentially Bearish Diamond Pattern

December gold futures on Monday dipped to a fresh two-week low of $634.10 an ounce, amid weaker crude oil prices and a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hezbollah. The bears have regained some fresh downside near-term technical momentum. The daily bar chart for December gold shows that a potentially bearish diamond pattern has formed. Diamond […]

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