Currencies

Euro In Focus: Without The News, Without The Noise

The Greek deadline is focusing a lot of eyes on the Euro, or at least it should be, as the FX market tends to impact a number of other asset classes and asset allocation strategies as well. Just as an experiment, let’s try to strip out all of the news…

Inside The COT Report: Are Investors Betting On Higher Rates?

The following is a recap of The COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of June 16, 2015. Note that the change is week-over-week. 10-Year Treasury Note: Let us see if we can make some sense…

The COT Report: Traders Mine The Market As The VIX Lurks

The following is a recap of The COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of June 9, 2015. Note that the change is week-over-week. 10-Year Treasury Note: Last week, the IMF urged the Federal Reserve to…

Top Trading Links: Staying Desperate And Hungry

The NBA Finals have been highly entertaining this year. Surprisingly Matt Dellavedova has quickly become a cult figure. Is he more talented than league Most Valuable Player Steph Curry? Hell no, but it’s painfully obvious he wants the championship more. The point is: there is one heck of an upside…

US Dollar/Yen Currency Pair Could Be A Game Changer

It has been a long time since we’ve seen the US Dollar/Yen currency pair at a major crossroads, with implications for the broader market. Don’t get me wrong, there have been plenty of “trades” to be had and inter-market trends to be followed. But how this one plays out could…

The Best Of See It Market (May 2015)

Despite rising rates and a few flare ups in volatility, the stock market held together pretty well in May. Market breadth continues to be a problem for stocks, but that won’t matter until it does. Active investors are probably best to keep it on their radar and use other price…

The COT Report: Traders Try To Balance The Global Economy

The following is a recap of The COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of June 2, 2015. Note that the change is week-over-week. 10-Year Treasury Note: Yields have decisively broken out of a five-month downtrend channel. …

The COT Report: Traders Weigh The Fed, Economic Data

The following is a recap of The COT Report (Commitment Of Traders) released by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) looking at futures positions of non-commercial holdings as of May 26, 2015. Note that the change is week-over-week. 10-Year Treasury Note: If we just focus on what the consensus was…

Top Trading Links: The Market Silence Is Deafening

The market keeps getting tougher, particularly growth stocks, as the S&P 500 Index is still stuck under the major Fibonacci extension level. (chart via @andrewnyquist) Economic data has evidently peaked but we know there can be a significant lag between economic peaks and market peaks. We don’t know what’s next,…