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Cotton Futures

Cotton – China’s Appetite Should be Absent

Since establishing a bottom on 11/22 cotton prices have appreciated 14% yesterday trading to their highest levels since 8/20. While past performance is not indicative of future results you can clearly see a pattern on the chart below that prices in the high 80’s appears to be unsustainable? I am operating under the influence that […]

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Sugar Futures chart for January 16, 2014

Four Soft Commodities – The Forgotten Sector

I track and follow approximately 50 different commodities and I must say that the softs sector where I do a fair bit of trading for clients is ignored too much in my opinion. In this piece I am going to briefly touch on four soft commodities that I track and trade with clients. Below you […]

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Cattle, US drought, Indiana

Why Agricultural Commodities May Be A Good Investment

For investors in the United States, 2013 has been the year for buying stocks. So far, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up a little over 22%, and prospects are that it will keep on rising at least through the end of the year. However, there are increasing noises from concerned investors about whether or […]

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Cotton - Markets Do Not Move in a Straight Line

Cotton – Markets Do Not Move in a Straight Line

For the last ten consecutive sessions cotton prices have been in the red shedding 7% within that time frame. Futures are within spitting distance of posting fresh 13′ lows closing under 80 cents/lb the last two days. A 100% Fibonacci retracement puts futures in March near 75 cents though I believe the red horizontal line […]

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Crude oil futures, August 2, 2013

Crude oil – $108 is the Line in the Sand

High to low on the week Crude oil jumped $6/barrel but front month futures failed above $108 just as that level capped upside on 7/19 and again on 7/22. Crude oil fell short of its contract highs by 11 cents and has traded south since. Early support came from upbeat news out of China and […]

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Commodity currencies charts, July 20, 2013

The Commodity currencies not out of the woods yet

Energy: Crude oil finished higher for the fourth consecutive week trading within pennies of the $109/barrel level. It looks like an overstretched rubber band in my eyes that should snap back very soon. Those willing to accept a little risk are advised to buy September $100 put options…currently near $500 per. It is apparent I […]

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The Trillions of dollars question…Will the equity rebound have any follow through?

Global Economic Calendar June 25th-26th  2013   *Actual data releases for today Data release times are in GMT or specified US EST (Eastern Standard Time) Figures posted are estimates unless specified otherwise Data in italics-high potential to influence markets   Click here to see video for weekly Economic Calendar (Use Windows Media Player for best […]

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Azucar Not so Sweet for the Bulls

In the last 18 months as one can see on the chart below sugar has been trending lower depreciating 30% dragging futures to their lowest levels in three years. There is no denying the direction of the trend and until we see prices retake the down sloping trend line we are grasping at straws. However […]

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