Monthly Archives: October 2010

Grain Opening Calls / Futures Broker

WHEAT – Down 1/2 to 1 cent per bushel. Pressure from a firm dollar, but market underpinned by dry weather in the U.S. winter wheat region that is leading to concern about seedings of the 2011 crop. * Dry weather beginning to cause concern in the winter wheat areas in the U.S. Midwest and also… read more

Reversal dates for the week of October 18 through October 22.

Monday – S&P Tuesday – Soybeans, Heating oil, Silver, Dow Jones Wednesday – Wheat, Coffee Thursday – Corn, Soymeal, Cocoa Friday – Cattle, Bean oil, Silver, Copper… read more

Grain News and Opening Calls / Futures Broker

WHEAT – Up 3 to 5 cents per bushel Weak dollar, corn strength supportive to wheat futures. Dry weather in key winter wheat-planting areas also viewed as bullish. Traders say market prone to profit taking on rallies. * Rainy weather boosts soil moisture in eastern half of U.S. Midwest, but more storms needed for winter… read more

Retail Sales 10/15/2010 – Futures News

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Sales at U.S. retailers rose a stronger-than-expected 0.6 percent in September, lifted by big-ticket items including autos, electronics and appliances, Commerce Department figures showed on Friday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected an increase of 0.4 percent for September, after an upwardly revised 0.7 percent gain in August. Excluding autos,… read more

Initial Jobless Claims 10/14/2010 _ Futures News

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The number of people filing new claims for unemployment insurance rose to a higher-than-expected 462,000 in the latest week, the Labor Department said on Thursday, while the number of people still collecting jobless benefits fell to an almost two-year low. First-time jobless claims rose 13,000 in the week ended Oct.… read more

Trade Deficit 10/14/2010 _ Futures News

Trade deficit widens sharply to $46.3 billion By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened sharply in August, reflecting a surge in imports of consumer products as businesses restocked their shelves in hopes of a pickup in consumer demand. The politically sensitive deficit with China climbed to an all-time… read more

Grains Opening Calls / Futures Broker

WHEAT – Up 2 to 4 cents per bushel Strength in corn, weaker dollar expected to lead wheat futures higher early. CORN – Up 3 to 5 cents per bushel Prices expected to resume upward trend, after pause on Wednesday, as weak dollar spurs buying from investors seeking hedge against inflation. Commercial buying noted after… read more

Swing Trading Strategies – How looking into the past will help find critical support or resistance in the future.[chart]

Past market action can offer invaluable information about future market reactions. Simply by looking into the past you can identify key support and resistance levels that may have a profound affect the next price movement of the market. Just recently, November Soybeans offered a very good example of past price action affecting the futures price reaction.… read more

Grain Opening Calls and News / Futures Broker

WHEAT – Down 4 to 6 cents per bushel Market considered overbought after Friday’s corn-led rally. Firm dollar also overhanging prices. Traders waiting for results of Egyptian tender to give direction to market. * Dry weather a concern for planting of this year’s winter wheat crop in places like Indiana and western Ohio. CORN –… read more

Market news to Watch – 10/11/2010-10/15/2010: Futures News

Five Market Changers to Watch This Week ________________________________________ • Fed chief speaks: Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, will speak early Friday morning (8:15 a.m.) on “monetary policy in a low inflation environment.” Reaction to the speech could be strong. Experts expect the dollar to regain ground next week in light of its decline… read more