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    July 27, 2016
    What is the CFTC

    The CFTC or "Commodity Futures Trading Commission" is an appointed group of financial experts established to manage the sanctity of all markets [1]. It is an establishment that is well-regarded and holds an important role in maintaining the market and how it is running at all times. Here is more on the subject for those who are analyzing the CRTC's role in the financial world and how it provides [...]

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    How to Define Futures Contract

    The term ‘futures contract’ is used to describe the arrangement between a seller and a buyer concerning a transaction scheduled for the future.  The buyer agrees to purchase a specific asset that the seller promises to provide at the agreed upon price. An arrangement like this can be either very advantageous or severely debilitating depending on many factors, some of which seem to[...]

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    Dave Hightower and Virginia McGathery talk about the WASDE & Crop production reports focusing on the Agricultural markets in corn and soybeans. She said that she thinks that things will balance out a little better than they have in the past couple of reports. The last report they talked about El Nino which gave us a lot of volatility. She thinks we are going to see some selling fatigue. For [...]

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    Market Correction Definition

    The Reversal against what is usually the current uptrend in a commodity, stock, bond, or index when there is an over-evaluation for a certain asset. These reversals generally take the asset in a down trend temporarily.There are just three types of traders if you think about it. Those who are long, those who are short, and those who are uncommitted. The people who are long are, of course, those who[...]

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    Determine Support Resistance Levels

    Learning what it means to determine support resistance levels is key to understand. They will play a major role in learning when and where to place your orders, when to get out of a trade, and where you might want to place your stops. Think of support as the “floor” and resistance as the “ceiling.”  It’s important to understand that these support and [...]

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    Blip Reversals

    June 13, 2016
    Blip Reversals

    Remember when I said that Blips don’t always conform?  In other words, they don’t do what you expect them to do. I call these Blip Reversals, and once you understand what’s happening, you can learn to trade them too. Let’s look at the following diagram to see what a Blip Reversal day looks like, and then we can look at how to trade them.  As you can see, Example A[...]

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    Blips

    June 6, 2016
    Blips

    This is my favorite trading formation. Let me repeat that. This is my favorite trading formation. This is a variation of the two reversal days you just learned about.  I look for Blips after a big rally or after a big downtrend. I guess you could say that I’m looking for a major price reversal with a Blip. You can use the Blip to enter a trending market too.  I did not have a [...]

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    Best Commodities Traders

    A lot of people what to know who makes the best commodity traders and the answer to that is pretty simple. It’s the person who is willing to set aside the notion that all you have to do is find someone’s “magic” software system and buy it, turn it on and sit back and get rich. Really? I hope you are smarter than that. I’ve been trading for over twenty years, been a CTA (Commodity [...]

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    Understanding the Commodity Market

    Over the years there have been thousands of books and probably tens of thousands of magazine articles and over a million blogs and internet sites with the search phrase “Understanding The Commodity Market”. Why is there so much interest in these markets? It’s because in my opinion it’s one of best ways for a person to make a living from home with a relative small amount of time [...]

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    Have you ever needed organized market research reports? Think about it… How many times have you been blindsided by an Economic Report, like FOMAC, or an Unemployment Report or a Crop Report? If you are like me, it’s happened more than once and it’s very frustrating and often very expensive. I’m a technical trader and I look at charts and analyze them before placing a trade. But [...]

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