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Dollar Sends Most Markets Lower and Gold Rushes to Top

»Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings | Comments Off on Dollar Sends Most Markets Lower and Gold Rushes to Top

Dollar Sends Most Markets Lower and Gold Rushes to Top

11.09.2015

Trade Rec Update:

Last week we had two winners out of two trades entered totaling over $800.00.

This week we have four opportunities, all with reasonable risk. We will be revisiting the Beans and also suggesting the Yen, Euro and 10yr.

Biggest Jump (+6): The Yen jumped 6 spots into the top 10 as the dollar sent currencies lower. Speculation of a December rate hike sent the dollar near all-time highs, and closed the week above 99 for the first time since April. The Euro took the biggest hit of the majors, but the Yen could be poised to test the 80 level in the coming weeks.

Biggest Drop (-9): Natural gas dropped 9 spots from the top 5 after taking the week to digest levels in the low 2.30s. Expectations of a mild winter have curbed demand for the heating fuel, and prices may be poised to test 2.00 before all-time lows from 2012 at 1.90 if demand doesn’t pick up.

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.

 11.09.2015

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
PowerRankingBiasArrows

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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Futures Power Rankings – Metal and Energies Back in Focus

»Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Announcements, Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings, Geopolitics | Comments Off on Futures Power Rankings – Metal and Energies Back in Focus

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
PowerRankingBiasArrows

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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The Bulls Return as S&P Soars During “ROCKTOBER”

»Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Blog, Bonds, CNBC, Commodities, Geopolitics, Stocks | Comments Off on The Bulls Return as S&P Soars During “ROCKTOBER”

The Bulls Return as S&P Soars During “ROCKTOBER”

raging bull

“As the world focused on China and the crude market declined in August and September, investors entered the month of October with all the anxiety associated with global turbulence.”
~ Jack Bouroudjian, CEO

See the full article on CNBC.com

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Economic Calendar: Friday, Oct 30

»Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Announcements, Blog, Commodities, Geopolitics | Comments Off on Economic Calendar: Friday, Oct 30

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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Futures Power Rankings – Euro Jumps with Equities Holding in Top Five

»Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings | Comments Off on Futures Power Rankings – Euro Jumps with Equities Holding in Top Five

Futures Power Rankings – Euro Jumps with Equities Holding in Top Five

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Trade Rec Update:

Those that traded sugar had quite a rollercoaster to deal with last week and any trader that had multiple contracts should have partially offset at a small profit. Although it turns out that we rallied again this morning, there is no replacement for good discipline. Traders should hold onto sugar calls if you still have them. We are suggesting to buy more calls again, but we may not get our price before they finish the move higher.

Biggest Jump (+7): 

The Euro leapt into the top spot, selling off sharply late last week from dovish ECB bets. Wednesday’s FOMC meeting will key heavily on weakened emerging markets, which may weigh on the dollar, and in turn spark a reversal in the Euro. There is low probability of a rate hike, which will shift focus into 2016..

Biggest Drop (-4):

Gold and copper both dropped 4 spots this week. Gold bounced around a bit, digesting near term highs over 1180 and ending down 12.4 for the week. Prices seem to have held in the near term, shifting focus to the Fed meeting on Wednesday. Copper continues to trade in the middle of its range between 2.5 and 2.20.

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.

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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
PowerRankingBiasArrows

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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Crude Tops List for Second Straight Week, Metals Hold 3 of top 5

»Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings | Comments Off on Crude Tops List for Second Straight Week, Metals Hold 3 of top 5

Crude Tops List for Second Straight Week, Metals Hold 3 of top 5

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Trade Rec Update: 

Last week’s Anniversary Trades provided those that took action with two winners! Congratulations.

This week, wee have 5 new trades – ES, Yen, Hogs, 10-Year and Sugar.

Good Trading,

Howard

Biggest Jump (+7): The Japanese Yen jumped from the bottom spot with a move above its nearly 3 month trading range. Prices have failed to break above 84.50 since late August, but the surge last week due to Japan trade surplus finally ushered a break above, before closing under 84 for the week.

Biggest Drop (-7): Live cattle continued to jump off seasonal lows last week, despite closing higher on only one day. Its big move Friday more than overcame the losses for earlier in the week, and closed on the highs at 139.55. Despite the move, volatility was low for most of the week, leaving cattle in the bottom of the rankings.

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.

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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
PowerRankingBiasArrows

Previously on the Futures Power Rankings:

8/17 – USDA Report Generates Huge Moves

7/24 – Introducing Trade Recommendations

7/6 – Greece and USDA Headline Weekly Moves

6/29 – Grains Move Big Ahead of Acreage Report

6/22 – Metals Jump into Top Three with Dollar Volatility

6/17 – Low Volatility Creates Big Jumps in Rankings

 

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