Monthly Archives: December 2010

Grain News and Opening Calls / Futures Brorker

WHEAT – Down 2 to 4 cents per bushel. Concerns about China’s interest rate hike weighed on market but drop expected to be limited by weakness in U.S. dollar and low-quality of Australia’s crop. * China says supplies of wheat are sufficient. * Russian wheat output fell by 32.7 percent to 41.5 million tonnes in… read more

China Raises Interest Rates 12/27/2010 – Futures trading, news, broker

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street was set for a lower open on Monday as shares fell globally following a surprise interest rate increase from China’s central bank. China’s central bank raised interest rates on Saturday for the second time in just over two months as it stepped up its… read more

US Jobless claims dip, consumer spending rises

* Weekly jobless claims fall 3,000 * Consumer spending up 0.4 pct in Nov * Durable goods orders fall 1.3 pct * Orders ex-transportation surge 2.4 pct WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – New U.S. claims for jobless benefits dipped last week and consumer spending increased in November for a fifth straight month, reinforcing views of… read more

TMV Swing Trading report – Update on Long February Hogs position. (chart)

TMV Swing Trading report – Long February Hogs @ 75.75 – Higher than expected cash prices due to high demand triggered a strong rally in February Hogs. The price surge stalled after the price advanced above the prior swing high and reached the ascending median line. It is time to exit the long Hogs position… read more

EIA Inventory Report / Futures Broker

EIA Inventory Report * Crude stocks fall 5.33 million barrels * Distillate stocks off 589,000 barrels * Gasoline stocks up 2.4 million barrels NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) – U.S. crude inventories fell more than expected last week while gasoline stocks rose, according to a weekly report from the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. Domestic… read more

Hogs Higher On Higher Cash Prices / Futures Broker

KANSAS CITY (Dow Jones) — U.S. hog futures are sharply higher in early trading Wednesday on stronger-than-expected cash prices just ahead of the christmas holiday, expectations of smaller slaughter-ready hog supplies by mid-January and spillover support from gains in cattle and most other commodity sector.… read more

Home Sales Less Than Expected / Futures Broker

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Sales of previously owned homes rose less than expected in November, suggesting the U.S. housing sector is struggling to gain traction as high unemployment and tight lending standards continue to hamper recovery. Sales rose 5.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual unit rate of 4.68 million units, the National Association… read more

Grain Calls Mixed /Futures Broker

WHEAT – Down 2 to 4 cents per bushel. Outlooks for drier weather in Australia’s wheat harvest lending pressure, but market underpinned by dryness in the U.S. Plains hard red winter wheat region. CORN – Up 2 to 4 cents per bushel. Gains for sixth straight session to a 28-month high on hot and dry… read more

Swing Trading Strategy – March Coffee reaches reaction line target objective! What’s next? [chart]

In last night’s issue of the TMV Swing Trading report I wrote, ” – One of Dr. Alan Andrew’s (the Andrew’s Pitchfork is named after him) trading principles states that the market should reach the latest median line 80% of the time.  The current chart of March Coffee offers a very good example of this… read more

3rd Quarter GDP Higher Than Expected – Futures Trading News

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth was a touch higher than previously estimated in the third quarter, but below expectations as a rise in the pace of inventory accumulation was offset by downward revisions to consumer spending, a government report showed on Wednesday. Gross domestic product growth was revised up to an annualized… read more