Gold Price Recovery Stymied by Strong U.S. Dollar and Interest Rate Concerns

Friday, January 13, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market While speculative accounts both large and small are holding an overall net-long position in Gold as well as the entire Precious Metals sector, we have seen some rotation from Gold into Silver recently... Read More...

OPEC Staying True to Their Word

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Crude Oil futures had a turbulent trading session yesterday, dropping like a lead balloon when the EIA announced a sizable weekly increase. Prices later rallied on signs that Saudi Arabia is holding up... Read More...

Sugar Prices Resilient Despite Index Fund Selling

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market With Crude Oil prices currently hovering near the $50 per barrel level and well above its worst levels seen the last few years, it appeared that Cane ethanol production in Brazil would be... Read More...

Will 2017 Bring the End of the Wheat Bear Market?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market 2016 was a terrible year for Wheat, as prices fell by over 16% and dipped below the $4 mark for the first time in a decade. Globally, favorable weather conditions led to some... Read More...

It's Hard

Monday, January 9, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Although UK Prime Minister Theresa May does not like the term, "Hard Brexit," recent remarks by the Prime Minister seem to indicate that she favors a complete break with the European Union including... Read More...

Winter Rally for Natural Gas Prices Over?

Friday, January 6, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Experienced traders in the Natural Gas market typically pay close attention to the March/April futures spread, which is known in the industry as the "widow maker" due to the potential extreme volatility that... Read More...

2017 May not be Welcoming to Soybean Bulls

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Next week begins the yearly commodity index "rebalancing" where funds tied to the major commodity index adjust their portfolios to match the weighting of the particular index. The grain complex is expected to... Read More...

Natural Gas Traders "Buy the Rumor and Sell the Fact"

Friday, December 23, 2016 Today's Spotlight Market The so called "widow maker" spread of March vs. April Natural Gas has mimicked the lead month futures the past several months but could start to see in increase in price volatility as... Read More...

Are Cotton Price in Store for a Hard Landing

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Today's Spotlight Market Speculative accounts and especially large commodity funds are currently heavily net-long Cotton futures according to the most recent Commitment of Traders report. For the reporting period ending December 13, non-commercial traders were holding... Read More...

Geopolitical Risks Drive Oil

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Today's Spotlight Market Crude Oil futures finished higher on the day after several events overseas stoked geopolitical fears. A Russian envoy to Turkey was assassinated at an art gallery by an off-duty Turkish police officer disgruntled... Read More...