Basics on Trading Meat Futures

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Nice article here by Kevin Kerr on the basics of the meat markets and trading meat futures. Everything sure is setup for higher meat prices. I think this is a temporary breather this week, as the live cattle charts were going parabolic for the last couple of weeks. I have not checked my account since […]

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Hallelujah for our forward looking government leaders, now on the lookout to protect us innocent civilians from those evil speculators who lurk in the night. What fools we were for believing that supply and demand, government mandates for corn based ethanol, and a national policy to turn the US dollar into toilet paper have been […]

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Sticking with the rules here, I’m now into cotton and sugar on their respective breakouts. Still like the live cattle and added some longer dated contracts this week. Will probably not add to this position, as it’s heavy enough. Got scared out of corn early – I ended up selling at the break even mark. […]

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I find it’s always good to check your assumptions periodically. It’s even better to check them again. And better yet to recheck them one more time. I have a long term belief that the commodity bull still has years to run. And it’s refreshing to step back, look at the big picture (especially on down […]

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Full video Quick notes: Short investment banks – all investment banks go to “8” in a bear market Short Fannie Mae and Citibank Still likes Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, Chinese Renminbi Recently bought airlines hand over foot (I find this very interesting) – says bankruptcies are a sign of a bottom rather than a top […]

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I don’t see too many free columns from good old Jurgens anymore, but they’re always worth a read. Comments on coffee, cocoa, sugar, and cotton. I love reading takes from these old-time commodity traders, as they provide good, rational perspectives. Plus always amusing to see how baffled they are at the circus these markets have […]

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Open Positions Date Position Qty Month/Yr Contract Strike Call/Put Entry Price Last Price Profit/Loss 06/12/08 Long 1 SEP 08 Corn 734 1/4 768 1/2 $1,712.50 05/08/08 Long 1 OCT 08 Live Cattle 105.350 109.950 $1,840.00 05/09/08 Long 1 OCT 08 Live Cattle 106.700 109.950 $1,300.00 06/11/08 Long 1 SEP 08 Wheat 867 3/4 907 1/2 […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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