The copper market is frequently referred to as the, “economist of the metals markets” because the supply and demand issues associated with this market lead directly to construction and manufacturing. Therefore, commercial long hedgers actively locking in prices for their future usage is seen as a bullish sign for the economy because construction and manufacturing managers are trying to lock in their production supplies for an expected growth in demand. Obviously, commercial long hedgers setting a record net long position would be indicative of Continue reading Copper Traders Bailing Out of Record Position
Our Commitment of Traders live cattle trading program continues to excel having won 5 out of its last 7 trades. Furthermore, it looks like the current trade could be another big winner!
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Our published pieces this week for Equities.com and TraderPlanet focused on lean hog futures and soybeans respectively. The hog market fell through the support we were leaning on and stopped us out with a loss. The Commitment of Traders Report continues to suggest that long hedger buying will continue to support this market as packers ensure their future supplies at these prices.
Meanwhile, the soybean market appears to have peaked. Commercial selling has been consistent through the October rally. This is exactly what we expected to happen as we near the expiration of the November soybean futures contract.
Our primary article this week focused on trading system development and the possibility that the new meat market hours will return a technologically outdated trading program back to its former glory in the lean hog futures market.
Finally, one piece of information about today’s markets. The Japanese government elected to inject further economic stimulus into their domestic markets in an attempt to reach their 2% inflation target and stave off 25 years of deflation in their economy.
This announcement pushed the Nikkei 225 up more than 5% for today’s trading. The S&P500 is currently higher by 1%. The overnight rally in the S&P500 pushes the rally from the October 15th lows to our current price, more than 11% higher in 11 sessions. This has only happened 3 times since 9/11. Twice in 2009 and once in November of 2011.
Fortunately, we saw that the sell off in the stock market was being used by the commercial traders to add onto their long positions. We discussed this in October Market Volatility Scared No One.
Here’s the chart from our commercial long only, mini Russell 2000 trading program. This program cleared more than $7,000 on its last trade and currently holds an open position worth more than $13,000.
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