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.
Investors should be paying close attention to the U.S. dollar index and its 100-week moving average.
There are 2 trades now, depending on how you see the Iran conflict playing out.
How to prepare your portfolio and be opportunistic in the face of this geopolitical instability.
It is impossible to know what could come next, but history suggests that oil prices could surge sharply in the weeks ahead.
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.
The Federal Reserve left rates alone, but don't miss these subtle signals coming from Wednesday's statement.
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.
Retail traders are generally surprised to learn that natural gas prices tend to soften in November and December.
There's a simple way to play this type of weird price action.
I believe there is only one suitable way to use this ETN.
It is probably a time for investors to play defense rather than offense and aggressive speculators might even want to nibble on bearish positions.
This is not the time of year to be a hero.
Buyers of the exchange operator's shares have been aggressive over the last few months.
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.
We tend to favor a strategy of getting bullish on large dips, but not getting greedy on the rips.
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.
There are two big reasons why the odds of Treasuries moving higher from here are dismal.
Strong emotions and the high level of volatility will lead to a new crop of opportunities.
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.
Gold has had a good run, but the bulls are likely running out of money.
Using the SPX and S&P 500 futures charts to help stay on the right side of the market, whatever your time frame is.
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?
The corrective chart pattern in the S&P 500 is nearly complete.
Markets sold off on the back of the 'currency manipulator' designation, but have reversed sharply. The question is whether that reversal will hold.
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.
Prices are approaching multi-year lows at a time in which the number of bearish market participants is at a multi-year high.
I believe a sizable move is on the way, with higher volatility coming.
Look for the VIX to back off as we enter earnings season.
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.