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MDA SnapShot: Market Scanner Bull/Bear Breakouts 60 Min, Bears Showing Up, 6/1/17

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Back to Where We Started

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Right now it appears that the Cotton market is in a battle between speculative bulls and commercial bears, as both parties added to their existing positions the past week. According to the most recent Commitment of Traders (COT) report, for the period ending May 16, non-commercial and non-re-portable traders added over 11,000 new net-long positions during the reporting period. Commercial traders were on the other side of the trade...

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OPEC Set for Production Cut Extension, but Will it Be Enough?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Crude Oil futures started the week after it appears OPEC will agree to extend production cuts for another nine months. Iraq was viewed as a dissenter to the extension, but now seems on board with the rest of the Oil group after meeting with the Saudi Oil minister. Getting Iraq to agree to extend the 1.2 million barrel a ...

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"Nothing to See Here Folks"

Friday, May 19, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market Treasury Bond futures rallied sharply in contrast to the sell-off on Wall Street on Wednesday, as potential political issues in the U.S. as well as Brazil were given as catalysts for investors moving assets from Equities to Bonds. However, some solid economic data on the labor front, with weekly jobless claims declining and data from the Philadelphia Fed that the manufacturing sector in the region was strengthening, could convince...

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Slow but Steady Jobs Growth Expected in April

Friday, May 5, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market The following are the pre-report estimates for this morning's release of the Non-farm Payrolls and Unemployment data for April: Non-farm Payrolls: 185,000 estimate vs. 98,000 March Unemployment Rate: 4.6% estimate vs. 4.5% March Ave. Hourly Earnings: +0.3% estimate vs. +0.2% March Average Workweek: 34.4 hours estimate vs. 34.3 hours March Fundamentals Traders and analysts are expecting a rebound for U.S. employment in April following a very disappointing 98,000 jobs...

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It’s a Snap!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market UK Prime Minister Theresa May shocked the financial markets when she announced a snap general election upon Parliament's return from the Easter Recess last week. While the Fixed Term Parliament Act was designed to prevent the early calling of elections, a 2/3 majority vote in Parliament can supersede the Act, and Parliament voted overwhelmingly to approve a UK general election on June 8, 2017. Fundamentals This completely unexpected move shocked the financial markets ...

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The Week in Charts – Week 16

Tensions between the US and North Korea took center stage earlier this week. Risky assets halted their ascent, while stocks in China fell by 3% in just four trading days. The news flow on the topic decreased somewhat during the week, but it doesn’t feel that comfortable, now does it? In case you missed it! #China's stock market is down more than 3% during the last four trading ...

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Beef Prices Rally as Grilling Season Begins

Friday, April 21, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market This afternoon, livestock traders will stay late after the close of trading as the USDA will release data for the monthly Cattle on Feed report due out at 2 pm Chicago time. Here are the average pre-report estimates for the three main categories covered in this report: Placements (March 2017): 106.3% of last year Marketings (March 2017): 109.2% of last year On-Feed (April 1): 99.6...

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Gold Leading Precious Metals Prices Higher

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Today's Spotlight Market One potential way that some traders look for clues as to the strength of the global economy is to compare the performance of Gold versus some of the more industrial of the precious metals, such as Platinum. The theory here is that during times of strong global growth, the demand for industrial commodities such as platinum will rise, while a commodity such as Gold, which has taken on the ...

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