Chuck Butler mentioned yesterday in the Daily Pfennig that, for the first time since 2005, Futures Traders are going long the US Dollar. 2005, you’ll remember, was the year of the dollar’s counter rally in this downtrend. Nothing goes straight up or down, so we’ll see if this is the start of some sort of […]
Note: This article was also published on Seeking Alpha. Bull markets, like college fraternity parties, usually begin in relatively quiet fashion – with small participation, initial awkwardness, and some doubters. In both cases, things have a tendency to quickly kick into gear when they are driven by supply and demand fundamentals – be it alcohol, […]
In an indication the commodities boom may not be the bubble imagined, Mr Lipsky said the forces pushing prices up “appear to be fundamental in nature” – and these were being amplified by lower US interest rates and the dollar’s decline. Full article
Open Positions Date Position Qty Month/Yr Contract Strike Call/Put Entry Price Last Price Profit/Loss 04/15/08 Long 2 JUL 08 Corn 605 628 1/2 $2,350.00 04/29/08 Long 1 OCT 08 Live Cattle 103.850 107.050 $1,280.00 04/30/08 Long 1 OCT 08 Live Cattle 104.350 107.050 $1,080.00 05/08/08 Long 1 OCT 08 Live Cattle 105.350 107.050 $680.00 05/09/08 […]
The dollar rally continues today, on the back of comments by a Fed Head mentioning inflation, and hinting at a potential rate increase in the cards. I’m filing this one in the category of “I’ll believe it when I see it”. Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing the rally continue, just sweetening the entry prices for […]
Same story we’ve been following here. A nice rally in the grains today, and a little bit of life in the softs as well. Can corn continue to break out from here? It’s been rangebound for the past couple of months – I keep thinking that fundamentals will eventually prevail and push corn past the […]
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.