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Building A Career As A Commodity Broker

Building A Career As A Commodity Broker

As commodity traders, we spend our time worrying about markets and the directions they’re heading. Obviously, to trade we need to have an account with a commodity broker, but we rarely have time to give a thought to the people who sit on the other side of the trading desk. Did you ever wonder what […]

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US SPX 500 Futures - Option Queen Letter

The Option Queen Letter

  Okay so how many of you knew that once the S&P 500 approached 1800 that it would take it out? We would be willing to guess that the majority of our readers were of that belief. Any market watcher, worth listening to, would have come to that conclusion. Now that the mission is completed, […]

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Commodities Impact Rainforest Loss

Commodities Impact Rainforest Loss

It’s been a bad time for the Amazon over the last several months. There has been a sharp reversal in deforestation trends there, following a number of years of significant progress. While deforestation is a yearly occurrence within the basin, until recently the rate of deforestation has been declining. However, in the last 12 months, […]

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US SPX 500 Futures for the Option Queen Letter

The Option Queen Letter

As to the bull market, remember the trend is your friend, that said, keep your stops tight and don’t be afraid to take profits when presented with that opportunity. One of the biggest mistakes investors can make is not taking profits when they are available. Remember, you can always purchase the issue again. Nothing goes […]

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Nasdaq 100 Futures Sep 13 - option queen

The Option Queen Letter

The problem seen with being correct on the markets is that if you are correct in a vacuum, nobody ever knows that you were correct, thus is the fate of many newsletter writers. Many are not published or circulated widely enough to get the proper recognition. The actual point is that it is unimportant that […]

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Weekly Crude oil – I’m Eating Crow

Crude oil futures have advanced 13% in the last three weeks cutting through the $100 level like a hot knife through butter lifting futures to fresh 14 month highs. I anticipated a probe of this level as seen in previous posts but I did not see this type of acceleration. I was wrong. Much of […]

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Crude oil – A Failed Break-out

It was a shortened week with the holiday so volumes has been lackluster but to take nothing away from this move as Crude has taken out the $100/barrel level and currently trading at 13 month highs just above $101. As one can see in the chart below futures have traded out of the $10-12 trading […]

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Metals Complex…a Rebound Underway

I follow and have the ability to trade 5 different metals…in no particular order gold, silver, palladium, platinum and copper. For the most part I am most active in gold and silver with clients, use copper to help navigate other trades interpreting the overall breadth of the economy and rarely do clients trade palladium and […]

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