When Hedging Goes Wrong

Peabody Energy received a margin call because its core product gained value too quickly. Here's what that means for investors in this stock and, possibly, other names.

Red Monday, Running for the Hills, Crude Reality, Nickel, Lithium, Apple Event

Professionally managed capital not only participated heavily on Monday, the pros showed some aggregate fear.

With Commodities Up in the Air, Wait for the Dust to Settle

Let's see how extreme volatility is exacerbated by extreme illiquidity amid chaotic pricing in wheat, crude.

Please Sit Down as We Take a Closer Look at the Energy Market

We need to look at the charts of the XLE and crude oil futures.

Worse Before Better, Longer Than Shorter

Rising food prices could be a bigger story, from a negative perspective, than energy issues.

The Fog of War Besets the Market

The great challenge for market participants right now is that there is no safety in individual stocks.

We're Taking Another Look at the Soaring Charts of Alcoa

Here's our next price target area.

It's Ugly Out There, and It's About to Get Uglier

It's hard to see how Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the world's response to it don't have big negative consequences for markets and the world economy.

Commodities Are in a Vicious Cycle -- Don't Get Sucked In

As the worst is feared in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, widespread volatility in commodities is feeding on itself. Here are two rules to remember and my take on what we're seeing now.

Traders Wait on the Headlines for Direction

The worst stocks in the market have bottomed and are now holding above support levels.