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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.

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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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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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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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Power Rankings: Metals Back in Focus off Employment Data

»Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings, Geopolitics | Comments Off on Power Rankings: Metals Back in Focus off Employment Data

Power Rankings: Metals Back in Focus off Employment Data

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Trade Rec Update: 

Traders,

We showed an immediate winner with sugar last week and then the markets got wild. Beans and crude went our way and flipped around so quickly we were triggered to offset all three markets within a just a few days. Overall the strategies showed a small loss on the week.

This week we have six trade recommendations and the markets are allowing us into three of them right now: 10yr, Soybeans and Crude. All three of which are acceptable risk reward scenarios. Natural gas, Sugar and Hogs may have to wait.

Sugar and Crude oil have less than 11 days till expiration, so if you are not in by the end of trade Wednesday, cancel your orders. Consider the same with beans as they have less than 19 days until expiration.

Over all I like this grouping. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Good Trading,

Howard

Biggest Jump (+8): Silver jumped back to the top with an 8 spot rally after dropping 8 spots last week. Silver and gold benefitted from a poor jobs number on Friday, as silver took back all its weekly losses on and then some. After dropping under 14.50 on Thursday, silver surged to close the week at 15.235. The flight to safety trade seems to have come back into play, yet the rallies held even after equities finished strong.

Biggest Drop (-3): Copper and the Japanese Yen dropped 3 spots for the week. Volatility in other markets pushed these markets lower, as copper didn’t seem to get the same spike as silver and gold, but still finished strong on the week. The Yen had wild intraday moves last week, but couldn’t seem to find a direction.

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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Futures Power Rankings: Metals Hold at Top of Power Rankings for 2nd Straight Week

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Blog, Commodities, Futures Power Rankings, Geopolitics | Comments Off on Futures Power Rankings: Metals Hold at Top of Power Rankings for 2nd Straight Week

Futures Power Rankings: Metals Hold at Top of Power Rankings for 2nd Straight Week

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Trade Rec Update: 

Congratulations to those traders who entered on the first day last week as we hit 3 for 3 winners! With the moves this morning, though, it may be hard to catch all of today’s trades except Soybeans (which can be entered at the time of this writing). However, we have five trade suggestions. Crude and NQ will be high risk/high reward trades even if the market can come back to us. (Work those orders through Wednesday only.)

Trades are in Sugar, Soybeans, 10yr, NQ and Crude.

Good Trading!

Biggest Jump (+7): Live cattle jumped 7 spots after a wild week of limit moves. After breaking a new low on the 23rd and reaching limit down, prices reached the expanded limits on the 24th, but ended positive. After the wild move Thursday, cattle ended the week with another limit up day. These swings are likely to continue as a test of the seasonal bottom may be in play.

Biggest Drop (-8): Silver dropped 8 spots, sputtering after its recent run up over 15. Silver ranged between 14.75 and 15.25 last week, rebounding from Tuesday’s steep sell-off late in the week. Global markets continue to be pressuring the market, as well as an interest rate hike looming later this year.

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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