Current Commodity Futures Positions – 7/06/08

The Contrary Investing Report

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Well not a great week – disappointed in cotton especially, and coffee to end the week. A few thoughts on the positions: Cotton FuturesCotton broke sharply to the downside, as I managed to pin the tail on the local top. However I believe the downside here is limited, so I’m planning to hang on for […]

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According to a recent NY Times article, at least 29 nations have recently curbed food exports. Take a wild guess what happens when nations curb exports of something – I’ll give you a hint, it’s not bearish for prices. Also this quote struck me in the article:“The main cause of rising rice prices is the […]

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Farmers continue to shift acreage to corn and soybeans. One industry executive estimates cotton would need to top $1/pound for it to be cost competitive with corn and soybeans. So we can do the math – either cotton is going higher, or corn and soybeans are heading lower, but something has to give.

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A nice little week – good to be back in the win column. Things cooled off later in the week for me, mostly as wheat plummeted in late trading hours Friday morning. However cattle ended the week very strong, which was great to see. My new policy of watching the charts, rather than my account, […]

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Video Link My notes: He is VERY concerned with the current levels of inflation. This is striking, as you rarely hear Warren Buffett mention inflation. If he were in Bernanke’s shoes, he would “offer his own resignation”. Still believes the dollar will weaken further over time – mentioned lack of Congressional discipline. Oil price is […]

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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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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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