Currencies

The COT Report: 3 Charts For Commodities Traders (June 2)

The following are non-commercial futures trading positions as of May 30, 2017. Note that the data were released in the June 2 COT Report (Commitment of Traders). Below are 3 charts of futures trading positions for commodities traders, including Crude Oil, Gold, and the US Dollar. Crude oil: Currently net long 434.8k,…

3 Charts That Traders Should Be Watching Right Now

The final trading day of May is seeing waving US Futures markets and flattish European and Asian markets. The US Equities market is set to finish positive for the month… which would mark gains in the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) 6 out of the last 7 months since the election (with March…

US Dollar Bullish ETF ($UUP) Looks Ready To Bounce

With the minor decline in the U.S. Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD) during recent weeks, it looks as though the alternate scenario we wrote about in March may be playing out. If so, then the Dollar index and the related Power Shares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish ETF (NYSEARCA:UUP) may be ready to…

Currency Market “Shift” At Play? US Dollar Breaking Key Support

The US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) has shown strength versus the Euro (CURRENCY:EUR) since 2008, with the “meat” of that strength coming in the last 3 to 4 years. This strength worked as a headwind for precious metals, emerging markets, and at times, the domestic economy. But that market dynamic is at a crossroads… and may…

The COT Report: Gold, Crude Oil Rally But Data Mixed

The following is a recap of the recent Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at Commitment of Traders data and commodity futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of May 9. Note that the change in COT report data is week-over-week. Excerpts of this…

Japanese Yen Rally Likely To Fizzle Out By Summer

The modest rally in the Japanese Yen that we predicted in our February post has proceeded nicely. Currently, price is approaching the area we have been watching for a downward turn. If the Elliott wave pattern continues to behave, the next decline in the Yen should be fairly powerful and…