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Are Corn Futures Prices About to Pop?

Corn Futures

According to USDA Prospective Plantings Report released this past Friday, March 31, 2017 by the USDA, Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4% or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected

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Are Short-Term Rates About To Plunge?

Two Year US Treasury Note

As we have been discussing in our recent blogs about interest rates, the latest Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released this past Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reports that the Commercials or Hedgers (what we consider the smart money-see red arrow at bottom of chart) at their

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Are Long-Term Interest Rates About To Plunge?

Long Term US Treasuty Bonds

As per the latest Commitment of Traders Report (COT) released this past Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), we observe that the Commercials or Hedgers (what we consider the smart money-see red arrow at bottom of chart) are at their highest net long position in the

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Is Crude Oil Finally Beginning to Break Down?

The Commitment of Traders Report (COT) Released this past Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) calculates that the Commercials or Hedgers are near the highest net short position in history and the Open Interest is at change of trend levels. Crude Oil inventories are reported

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What do the Commercials or Hedgers know that we don’t know?

As per the latest Commitment of Traders Report from this past Friday, we note that the Commercials or Hedgers are at the highest net long position in the 10 Year US Treasury Futures Market in history. Open interest or the number of contracts held overnight are also at

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