Commodities

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For September 27

Stock Market Futures Outlook for September 27, 2016 – After the Presidential debate last night, we still remain landlocked, though the charts did show quite a bit of weakness prior to the bounce. I’ll be watching the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) for signals that this weakness might continue. S&P 500 futures still sit…

COT Report: Gold, Oil Traders Navigate Volatile Markets

The following is a recap of the September 23 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of September 20.  Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog post…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For September 26

Stock Market Futures Overview & Trading Outlook for September 26, 2016 It’s good to be back after 12 days off – but the passage of time has had little effect on the overall resolution of the market and S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). The first week in September brought a big dip…

U.S. Corn Weekly Price Outlook And Fundamental Review

December corn futures consolidated this week into a relatively narrow 10-cents per bushel, high-to-low trading range ($3.42 ¼ – $3.32 ¼). This type of price action is not atypical for the month of September, especially in years where the market is anticipating a record to near record U.S. corn yield,…

Top Trading Links: Investing Research For The Week Ahead

It was another week of twists and turns, but by and large, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is stuck in a consolidation trading range.  For the week, the major stock market index ended up 1.2%. Much of the gains came on a positive reaction to back-to-back central bank announcements (Bank…

Can The Precious Metals & Mining ETF (XME) Hold Its Breakout?

It’s no secret that one of the biggest laggards within the equity market over the past 5 years has been the precious metals & mining group. After a blowoff top in 2008, the space absolutely cratered. Following the broad stock market bottom in 2009, the sector rallied along with the…

Gold And Silver Update: Are Bulls On The Verge?

One of the themes of 2016 has been the revival of Gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD). After reaching new multi-year lows in late 2015, Gold has regained some luster with a strong multi-month rally in 2016. But it isn’t fully out of the bear market woods just yet. Both Gold and Silver prices…

Major Commodity Index Has Rallied Back To A Pivotal Level!

Select commodities have done well this year, especially those in the Energy and Precious Metals space. These heavyweights have done enough to push the Thompson/Reuters Commodity Index higher this year. The rally has brought the index back up to an important level:  A test of a key long-term support line…

S&P 500 Technical Update & Market Thoughts – Sept 20

The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) has been pacing the “range-bound” price action in the U.S. – and we are seeing similar price action in Europe. At the same time Bond prices are consolidating with the US Dollar. All this is likely due to the upcoming Bank of Japan and Federal Reserve (FOMC)…

The COT Report: Gold And Crude Oil At Important Levels

The following is a recap of the September 16 COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at COT data and futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of September 13.  Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this blog post…