Fireworks in the Markets

Very suitable fireworks in the markets as we celebrate our Independence. Be safe we will be back Tuesday…enjoy your long weekend. We feel oil could have another 3-4% downside at the most before we get a bounce higher. As we voiced in recent posts we expect the $70 level to act as solid support in August. If next weeks trade finds buyers we should have some bullish plays in September or October futures and options.
Inside day in natural gas wiped out most of the previous days gains. Aggressive trades could have used today’s setback to buy as we will stay long with clients as long as $4.50 supports in August. Our featured play is call spreads in October with clients. From here we expect indices to bounce; we view this as a tradable bottom but nothing more. On a bounce to 1060-1070 in the S&P we will be shopping bearish plays for clients. October sugar was higher by 2.58% today’s closing at a six week high. On a run above 17 cents we see resistance at 17.45 followed by 18.35. If lucky enough to see that we advised clients to exit ALL remaining longs. On a settlement below 16 cents early next week our upside objectives would need to be reduced. December cotton closed lower all five sessions this week; our 74 cent objective is getting closer.
Aggressive traders that are ok trading illiquid markets could lightly buy November lumber as an interim low is likely in. Though volumes were light yesterday could prove to be an interim top in Treasuries; on confirmation next week clients will be looking at NOB spreads (short 30-yr bonds/long 10-yr notes). Continue to accumulate longs in December live cattle.
It was encouraging today in the metals to see little down side follow thru. Gold was slightly higher but unable to close above the 50 day MA. We will let the dust settle before making any calls. Trade lower was rejected in silver with prices closing just above the 100 day MA; in September at $17.83. We suggest buying silver as prices have come down 7.5% this week. Use set backs in corn, wheat and soybeans to be a buyer as we think the lows are in. Our favorite remains corn as we suggested clients to buy December next week on any retracement. As for currencies we have three ideas, long the Loonie, short the Yen and short the Swissie. For specifics do not hesitate to contact us.
Risk Disclosure: The risk of loss in trading commodity futures and options can be substantial. Past performance is no guarantee of future trading results.


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