Archive | January, 2012

Off the Beaten Path

Over the years I’ve tried to stay informed on 50-60 different commodities and paying attention to commodities off the beaten path has provided my clients opportunities when the majors did not provide trading opportunities. For example following markets like lean hogs, cocoa or soybean meal when gold or oil are not giving clear signals. Crude […]

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Sleeping Giants

It will not likely make headlines because it is not energy or metal but look at the last few days in some of the soft commodities. OJ and cocoa higher by 17%. This is what commodities is all about…timing. by The 9 day MA has supported Crude the last three days but unless we make […]

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Trading Your Plan

Over the years I’ve learned that when markets are quiet it is easy to fall asleep at the wheel and not abide to your plan but avoid those pitfalls to increase the likelihood for success. Crude bounced off support and closed back above the 9 day MA above $101/barrel. As long as $100 holds prices […]

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Too Little too Late

Jobs are being added and unemployment is dropping according to today’s NFP but is it too little too late? The picture economically is bleak and I do not see a quick fix. Oil is getting support from the Iran situation but with economies faltering globally we should not expect this appreciation to continue. Well at […]

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Traders Market

The impressive start to the year in both stocks and commodities is coming into question as some big movers start to retrace. The message is clear 2012 like previous years will likely be a traders market NOT buy and hold. Crude failed at its highs and by day’s end reversed to trade down nearly 2%. […]

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Finding Direction

Today is only the second full day of trading as markets are still trying to find direction. I maintain a weighting in commodities is necessary for all suitable investors that desire diversification…just saying. Albeit slight gains Crude made it to higher ground and appears like we will see further upside from here. My suggestion exit […]

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Giddy Up

Investors, traders alike wasted no time putting money to work as most stocks and commodities started the new year on a bang. We do not expect this pace to continue but perhaps the public is waking up to the fact that cash and debt will likely underperform select stocks and commodities in the foreseeable future. […]

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