Musings On The True Reason For The CME's Increase In Daily Corn Trading Limits

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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 17:58 | 1209322 the mad hatter
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what a corny reason

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:30 | 1209588 disabledvet
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for a corny season no less.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:33 | 1210224 Dr. Porkchop
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Too much corn in the hole and it's your ass.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:37 | 1209606 SheepDog-One
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And of course margin limits are NEVER considered for equities. Or bonds. Thats all done behind the curtain and shall not be infringed upon.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:20 | 1209831 bigelkhorn
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commodities went a bit silly today, but i think 1400 On The S&P Coming? 

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 17:59 | 1209342 America- Some A...
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We are so fucked. Too bad we can't eat this fiat paper that Burnacountry is showering upon the world.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 20:20 | 1209718 JPDG
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Cornbread, bitchez! 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 03:57 | 1210392 Sudden Debt
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If only he printed the dollar on rise paper...


Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:02 | 1209347 SilverDoctors
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APMEX Now Out of Silver Eagles AND MAPLES, Until May 27th!

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:58 | 1209511 Long-John-Silver
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Earlier today when I BTFD the only product Apmex had for immediate delivery was the Scratch and Dent Industrial Silver. I bought all of it. Everything else depended on delivery in the future. No thank you. It could be weeks, months, or delivery not possible.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:13 | 1209544 tmosley
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I assume you mean in the 1oz denomination, because they've got plenty of 5oz and larger stuff (no COMEX bars, though), most for immediate delivery.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:17 | 1209551 hambone
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I ordered 20 APMEX 5 oz bars last week and they have a tentative ship date as of now of 5/2...not so immediate???  I haven't had a delay like this prior to now.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:27 | 1209990 tmosley
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Did you pay by personal check?  That takes 10 business days to clear.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 02:07 | 1210335 hambone
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Yup paid by check (always do) but d-checked and looks like only a couple more days than usual.  Mehhh.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:38 | 1209609 SheepDog-One
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What a farce longjohnsilver, 'PM's have topped out' yet theres none or only junk available to buy, yet the price drops. These arent markets its an asylum.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:05 | 1209371 gkm
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As I said before on ZH, the next group to be bailed out will be the farmers from their hedges.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:17 | 1209416 mynhair
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Screw margins, just use real BennieBuks.  They come free with each box of Trix.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:23 | 1209417 Dejean Splicer
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To da moon baby! And yes you can eat it.

Put some in the ground today.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:22 | 1209419 evrdetermined
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and what is the Zero Hedge position on the Michael Masters opinion of significant speculation in these consumable commodities?  I have been persuaded (in a non-stakeholder kind of way) that financial institutions are the ones pumping capital into futures markets, not farmers.  (to address the comment by gkm)

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:32 | 1209430 hambone
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Anybody notice DXY is now taking aim at all time lows - just went through 73.55...not real auspicious

Does this mean we should be looking for another Yen flash crash in near term???

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:55 | 1209495 topcallingtroll
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Maybe go long the dollar and play a temporary bounce?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:59 | 1209514 Long-John-Silver
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I think we just had the temporary bounce.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:28 | 1209845 topcallingtroll
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That was it?

Like my first girlfriend used to say.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:39 | 1209612 SheepDog-One
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I hadnt noticed hambone, but what a disaster.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:26 | 1209434 Robslob
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I don't really see your average farmer hedging jack shit...mainly because he is actually working all day?

Money people are evil...because they have no value and know it...

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:41 | 1209467 topcallingtroll
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Your average farmer always hedges. Selling forward and locking in a.guaranteed price requires derivatives, the spawn of satan but a farmer's lifeline.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 20:16 | 1209711 TheDriver
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Farming and hedging have gone hand in hand for centuries. It was one of the (many) sources of Jefferson's debts.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:27 | 1209440 max2205
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Limits should be done away with but taxed like crazy

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:32 | 1209442 buzzsaw99
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the manipulation will continue until confidence is restored.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:29 | 1209591 disabledvet
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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:40 | 1209616 SheepDog-One
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The beatings will continue until morale improves and worship is directed towards the ChairSatan.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:52 | 1209649 KickIce
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or until there are actual shortages.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:36 | 1209454 Sutton
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No limits on Coffee and Sugar futures.

Man up grain boys

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:43 | 1209472 topcallingtroll
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Grain and orange juice boys are girlymen.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:30 | 1209593 disabledvet
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absolutely not.  but as a man still looking for a free market "this is a good start."  surprising, actually.  of course "it will result in an immediate increase in price."

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:44 | 1209470 scratch_and_sniff
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Huge run on euro stops there, shorted to bed, wake me when im rich.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:50 | 1209488 topcallingtroll
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Good call i hope.

I am just dollar, vde, and ewz in my spec money.
I am looking for a breather cuz i dont know what to do now.
Oh yeah...still own BIDU that i documented buying at 145 ish a while back. But i did that just to piss off mosely and sheepdog.

Hell. Maybe its time to quit speculating, put it into a diversified mutual fund and just hang out with my harem.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:31 | 1209597 disabledvet
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well there is that speculative play called "General Electric."  By all means "go hog wild on that dog" if you wish.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:48 | 1209480 bob_dabolina
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Can someone just raise my taxes already?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:49 | 1209482 SWCroaker
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Jeez, if you are going to have any sort of limit, at least instantiate it as a percentage change, that way the limit automatically keeps track with inflation, which is kind of the root cause of the problem, isn't it...

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:58 | 1209507 topcallingtroll
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If limits and margins were rational and predictable they couldnt be used to benefit insiders.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:36 | 1209603 disabledvet
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And Gary Gensler is a "free market conservative."  The squid incarnate.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:10 | 1209542 Racer
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All this banksters, supermarkets, ebaying, it all a middle corporation suck the  profits from both sides con to get them to shake hands

They have become too greedy, I am seeing every day that people are not taking part in money transfer as in do something for me and I will do something for you.. or I will give free stuff so I can get free stuff

Society is undergoing a VERY radical shift and it would not have happened if the chairsatan just didn't just gone an got greedy about how gud he wus... he jus got stoopider

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:33 | 1209595 lolmao500
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In other news, the dollar is sinking. 73.60!

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:34 | 1209604 hambone
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low so far of 73.48...funny dollar would tumble absent QE3???

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:47 | 1209642 lolmao500
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Or insider trading saying that Ben will announce QE3?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 20:22 | 1209719 Bear
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All risk assest 'drift up' before announcements ... the bulls are afraid they will miss the big announcement move and this is the biggest announcement of them all

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:48 | 1209636 bob_dabolina
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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 19:48 | 1209644 youALREADYknow
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Shouldn't the best trade in the market then be to simply buy front (or next) month deep OTM calls since the probability of the price reaching extreme levels goes up with trading limits increasing?

I'd imagine the implied volatility would spike on those options if such a decision were made which makes the options price appreciate accordingly. If IV doesn't actually spike, then you technically just bought an undervalued option and it was still a wise decision to make.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 20:10 | 1209700 Josh Randall
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Cotton, Corn, Silver - this is how the West was won originally and may be again - Go Long Boys!

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