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Don't Sleep on the Grains Following Trade Deal

Here's why grain prices are softening on the news of the China trade pact that promises huge buys of U.S. corn and soy.

What the Dollar Does Here Is Key for Gold and Market Trends in 2020

Investors should be paying close attention to the U.S. dollar index and its 100-week moving average.

Should You Buy Gold on Iran Conflict?

There are 2 trades now, depending on how you see the Iran conflict playing out.

Jim Cramer: Don't Get Sacked in This Political Football Match

How to prepare your portfolio and be opportunistic in the face of this geopolitical instability.

Crude Prices Jump on Airstrike News and Escalation of Tensions With Iran

It is impossible to know what could come next, but history suggests that oil prices could surge sharply in the weeks ahead.

China Needs Hogs and the U.S. Has Them at Discounted Prices

We could be staring at one of the more opportune times to be a bull in the lean hog market than we've seen in years.

'Uncertainties' Out of Way, but Fed Hike Still Unlikely

The Federal Reserve left rates alone, but don't miss these subtle signals coming from Wednesday's statement.

Think Trade War Has Hurt Equity Markets? That's Hogwash

A look at the the Baltic Dry Index, the prices of corn and soy, and other data give a clear picture of what's going on during this 'phoney' war.

$2.00 Natural Gas Is a Real Possibility

Retail traders are generally surprised to learn that natural gas prices tend to soften in November and December.

Get Your Kicks With the VIX This Way

There's a simple way to play this type of weird price action.

Here's the Rub on VXX

I believe there is only one suitable way to use this ETN.

The Major Indices Are at a Critical Crossroads

It is probably a time for investors to play defense rather than offense and aggressive speculators might even want to nibble on bearish positions.

Holiday Markets Are Volatile, Unpredictable and Dangerous: Hedge While You Can

This is not the time of year to be a hero.

CME Group Charts Point to Bullish Future Despite Recent Correction

Buyers of the exchange operator's shares have been aggressive over the last few months.

The S&P 500 Will Soon Face Fierce Resistance - Technical AND Political

Biden's proposed doubling of the capital gains tax rate and the seemingly anti-business stance of his opponents are likely to drag the market down.

Natural Gas Bulls Should Be Patient

We tend to favor a strategy of getting bullish on large dips, but not getting greedy on the rips.

China Will Hold Off on Trade Retaliation -- Here Is What That Means for Markets

Rather than react to headlines and try to decipher market clues as to where it is headed, take a step back and evaluate the bigger picture.

Stunning Treasury Rally Is Likely in Its Final Stage

There are two big reasons why the odds of Treasuries moving higher from here are dismal.

4 Tips for Dealing With Volatility on Trump, China and the Fed

Strong emotions and the high level of volatility will lead to a new crop of opportunities.

Jim Cramer: Pajama Traders Got It Wrong -- Again

The important thing on the China trade talks is that the president can move the market and he doesn't want it to go down too much.

For Gold Bugs, the Fun May Soon Be Over

Gold has had a good run, but the bulls are likely running out of money.

Making Bets on Future Action With SPX, S&P Futures Charts

Using the SPX and S&P 500 futures charts to help stay on the right side of the market, whatever your time frame is.

Stay Cool, Trade Smartly: Ignore the Futures, Yield Curve Craziness

When you hear hysteria over the inverted-yield curve recession fears, ask whether you are really going to sell all your stocks now, because of something that might happen far in the future?

A Recovery in the S&P 500 Is Probably Closer Than Most Think

The corrective chart pattern in the S&P 500 is nearly complete.

Markets Are Bouncing but Must Deal with This Damage

Markets sold off on the back of the 'currency manipulator' designation, but have reversed sharply. The question is whether that reversal will hold.

Will the U.S. Shoot Itself in the Foot in a Race to the Bottom With China?

For Trump to get what he wants, he will tariff nations and cause an economic shock just to get the Fed to further cut rates.

Speculators Could Be 'Too Short' Natural Gas Futures: Reversal on the Way?

Prices are approaching multi-year lows at a time in which the number of bearish market participants is at a multi-year high.

Boo! It Looks Like Volatility Is Around the Corner

I believe a sizable move is on the way, with higher volatility coming.

Novice Trade: VXX Short-Term VIX Futures ETN

Look for the VIX to back off as we enter earnings season.

Beware the Bond Shock on Strong Nonfarm Payrolls

The Fed can't justify a rate cut soon on the strong jobs growth data. Expect bond selling and a follow-on hit to equities.