Market News & Insights

Can Twitter Exploit “News” Advantage Over Facebook?

It turns out that even in its fledgling state, Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) seems to have an advantage over Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) in one critical area: The News. But questions remain… how big is this Twitter advantage? And can Twitter exploit it? Background This is a follow up to our prior…

U.S. Corn Weekly Overview & Price Outlook (August 21)

December 2016 corn futures managed to close up 10 ¾-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday at $3.43 ¾. This represented the highest close in December corn since July 20th, 2016. How have corn futures managed to sustain a rally despite the release of arguably the most Bearish U.S. corn…

The U.S. Economic Slowdown In Tweets

I’m going to do something a little bit different for this week’s market commentary. As most of my readers are aware, I am in the “growth slowing” camp and have been advocating for U.S. treasury bonds (NASDAQ:TLT) since the middle of last year. TLT has been an outperformer this year….

10 Reasons Why Trading Is A Difficult Endeavor

Trading is a difficult endeavor. It takes experience and a sound process to help you understand when to get into a trade. And when to get out of a trade. But perhaps even more important is the mental discipline it takes to follow your experience (gut) and process. Here are…

U.S. Corn Outlook: Yields Jump In August 2016 WASDE Report

USDA SHOCKS MARKET WITH MASSIVE U.S. CORN YIELD INCREASE IN AUGUST 2016 WASDE REPORT. Friday the USDA released its much anticipated August 2016 WASDE report. The trade was keenly focused on what many believed would be the USDA’s first upward adjustment to its 2016/17 U.S. corn yield forecast. The USDA…

Copper Prices May Fall Further In 2016 As Headwinds Mount

While copper has seen a sizable rally off the 2016 lows, it’s still in a downtrend. And this trend currently appears to be ready to continue lower based on a number of notable headwinds. Bearish headwinds include current price action, momentum, seasonality, and money flow. I’ll dig into each of these…

U.S. Economic Update And Financial Market Review – July 2016

July was an uneventful month, as equity and credit markets continued to drift higher after the June shock of ‘Brexit’ wore off.  U.S. payrolls data shows a continued, if uneven, recovery in the U.S.  As well, there was an absence of any additional financial shocks from around the world. Stocks…

U.S. Corn Outlook: Tension Grows Over 2016 Yield Estimates

CORN WEEKLY SUMMARY: December corn futures ended Friday’s session 3 ¼-cents per bushel higher at $3.34 ¼. However, corn futures still managed to close down week-on-week 8 ½-cents. Needless to say, it was another difficult and frustrating week for Corn Bulls. Many are waiting for corn futures to show some measurable…

3 Considerations For Investors Into Wild Presidential Election

It is normal during every Presidential election cycle to become concerned about its impact on the markets. This election, though, does seem to stand out in terms of concern regardless of your political persuasion. I’m 51 years old and I can’t ever remember an election like this before! And, no…