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Technical Analysis of the Wheat Market





So price can always go far lower or higher than one would think ahead of time in any market, but in commodities especially be careful not to make price assumptions. 

 
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More Layoffs Coming in Financial Markets





Just watch markets lately and one realizes rather fast that more job cuts are on the way, and in a major way all across the spectrum from financial analysts, stock analysts, traders in most products, back office support staff, and management.

 
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The Corn Market Looks like a Short





There was corn planted in makeshift small lots, open fields, small farms, and bigger farms. 

 
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The S&P 500 and Brent Oil are basically the Same Market





This is why before and during almost any major up move in markets traders go to the EUR/USD and USD/JPY funding crosses for the juice to propel the move. It all starts with the juice, that is what determines price in markets. 

 
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The Brent Oil Contract is a Sham!





We have gone from a supply and demand market to a funds flow market and this really sucks for consumers. 

 
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WTI – Brent Spread to test $30 Level in 2013





Now that Enterprise Products Partners LLP has let the cat out of the bag that less than a month after expanding the Seaway pipeline capacity to 400,000 barrels per day, The Jones Creek terminal has storage capacity of 2.6 million barrels, and it is basically maxed out in available storage. 

 
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The Volatility Index is closing out February with a Whimper





The first two months of the year have seen volatility crushed downward in this two month bullish rally in assets as new money came rushing into markets needing to get off to a positive start for the year. 

 
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Is Inflation really a Problem?





It seems that to exclusively focus on one side of the equation can be human nature at times, and with regard to inflation concerns humans never see the other side of the equation, i.e., areas where they are actually experiencing deflation in their lives.

 
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Central Bank Inflation & Spending Recovery from the Deflationary Abyss





Everyone is currently worried about inflation with the central banks printing like there is no tomorrow.

 
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No Love for the Coffee Market?





Coffee is just that kind of market great for traders and well worth putting on your trading radar screens.

 
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So David Einhorn is the Dumb Money on Apple





 

Turning your growth trade into a value trade is the quintessential sign of a losing trader on Wall Street. 

 

 
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US Consumers Subsidizing Venezuela Gasoline at 18 Cents a Gallon





The gasoline market is well supplied, but if it weren`t for gasoline exports to countries like Venezuela, the United States would have much cheaper gasoline.

 
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After Election Obama Doesn`t Care about High Gas Prices





The last time prices reached only $95 a barrel WTI the Whitehouse started talking up the SPR release only six months ago.  Now that gas prices are higher than ever for this time of year and set to go higher, and we haven`t heard a single mention of the SPRs? 

 
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When Goodwill Turns Nasty





More and more in fashion lately in the financial world is companies taking huge write-downs of some flopped acquisitions....

 
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