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Thanksgiving 2015 – Holiday Trading Schedule

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Thanksgiving 2015 – Holiday Trading Schedule
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Futures Power Rankings – Metal and Energies Back in Focus

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Futures Power Rankings – Metal and Energies Back in Focus

11.2.2015

Trade Rec Update:

Although small, we had two winners out of two strategies last week (approx. $300-450, total). We suggested to offset both before close on Friday and this week’s rankings supports that due to the change in volatility.

If you are still holding ES or Sugar, we suggest to take the added profit. Sugar has been a nice consistent rally, but only giving us a teaser of profit. Although there is no reversal signal yet in Sugar, it looks as if it is getting top heavy.

For this week, we have three new trades: Natural Gas, Soybeans and a weekly ES option that could take us through the employment number. The ES will also allow us to participate through all of the earnings week. If we don’t hit the objectives earlier, traders should offset by noon Central on Friday.

Biggest Jump (+5): 

Silver and gold round out the top 2 spots, and had the biggest jump for the week, closing down every day but one last week. Since moving above 1180 on October 15th for the first time since early in the summer, gold has closed lower 11 out of 13 trading days.

Biggest Drop (-7):

The NASDAQ dropped 7 spots in the rankings, closing higher every day except Friday. but failing to gain significant momentum to the upside. The reversal of the NASDAQ has outshined both the S&P and the DOW, making a new high for 2015 on Friday.

For Trade Recommendations associated with the Power Rankings, click here or call your broker. If you’re not yet working with an Index representative, call 800-376-0810 to get started.

 11.2.2015

Legend:

[  ] – Associated Trade Recommendation

[  ] – Market was UP
[  ] – Market was DOWN
VDO – Last Week’s Price Volatility in dollar terms; or Volatility Dollar Opportunity
              (click here for more on the VDO)
Bias – This Week’s Bias
Rank – Based on VDO
Volatility – Last Week’s Price Volatility
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Previously on the Futures Power Rankings:

10/26 – USDA Report Generates Huge Moves

10/12 – Celebrating One Year

10/5 – Metals Back in Focus off Employment Data

 

 

 

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Economic Calendar: Friday, Oct 30

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Economic Calendar: Friday, Oct 30

 

Friday

7:30am CST
Persoanl Income and Outlays

Employment Cost Index

8:45am CST
Chicago PMI

9:00am CST
Consumer Sentiment

FED- John Williams Speaks

10:25am CST
FED- Esther George Speaks

Noon CS…

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Celebrating One Year of The Futures Power Rankings

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Announcements, Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings | Comments Off on Celebrating One Year of The Futures Power Rankings

Celebrating One Year of The Futures Power Rankings

1st Anniversary 3D on blue background

Power RankingsOne year ago, we delivered our first ever Futures Power Rankings email. Beginning as a proprietary indicator (VDO) utilized internally to track volatility, we’re thrilled to see how it’s evolved.

From a weekly newsletter to a March Madness tournament, most recently we launched option strategy trade recommendations based on the directional bias of the Power Rankings.

Thank you for being dedicated readers and loyal clients. We do our best to provide you with the highest level of service and as always we’re here for anything you need.

Good Trading,
The Index Team

 

This week:

Two Actionable Trade Strategies Among a Mostly Neutral Week 

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For Trade Recommendations associated with the Power Rankings, click here or call your broker. If you’re not yet working with an Index representative, call 800-376-0810 to get started.

 

Legend

[   ] – Associated Trade Red
[   ] – Market was UP
[   ] – Market was DOWN
VDO – Last Week’s Price Volatility in Dollar Terms, or Volatility Dollar Opportunity
Bias – This Week’s Bias
Rank – Based on the VDO
Volatility – Last Week’s Price Volatility

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Economic Calendar: Wednesday, October 7th – Friday, October 9th

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Economic Calendar: Wednesday, October 7th – Friday, October 9th

Icon of Calendar

 

Wednesday

6:00am CST MBA Mortgage Applications
7:30am CST Gallup US Job Creation Index
9:30am CST EIA Petroleum Status Report
Noon CST 10yr Note Auction
2:00pm CST Consumer Credit

 

Thursday

Weekly Bill Settlement
Chain Store Sales
7:30am CST Jobless Claims
8:45am CST Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
9:30am CST EIA Natural Gas Report
10:00am CST 3month Bill Announcement
6month Bill Announcement
52week Bill Announcement
Noon CST FED- Narayana Kockerlakota Speaks
30yr Bond Auction
1:00pm CST FOMC Minutes
2:30pm CST FED- John Williams Speaks
3:30pm Fed Balance Sheet
Money Supply

 

Friday

7:30am CST Import and Export Prices
9:00am CST Wholesale Trade
11:00am CST WASDE and Crop Production
Noon CST Baker Hughes Rig Count
12:30pm CST FED- Charles Evans Speaks

 

 

 

 

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Futures Challenge Begins October 4, 2015

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Futures Challenge Begins October 4, 2015

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