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Global Supply Chain Disruptions in Bullish Copper Market

By | February 15, 2017

On the heels of President Trump’s victory in November, Copper Futures (HG) rose nearly 16% in just over two weeks. The strong bullish run for copper had investors playing on President Trump’s infrastructure investment commitments in a vow to bolster the U.S. economy. While Copper Futures experienced a minor correction ahead of the new year, recent supply chain disruptions could push the metal into new bullish territories not seen since May 2015. Read More

Crude Oil Futures Fall as U.S. Shale Production Ramps Up

By | February 7, 2017

Crude Oil Futures dipped to its lowest level since mid-January amid news that U.S. inventories are on the rise. Read More

DOW Hits the 20,000 Milestone

By | January 25, 2017

For the first time in its 120-year history, the Dow Joes Industrial Average breached the 20,000 mark.

The stock gauge, comprised of 30 U.S. blue chip organizations, was up roughly 100 points and trading above the 20K threshold before the open.Read More

Major Currencies Gain Ground on the U.S. Dollar

By | January 23, 2017

The U.S. Dollar continues to sell post President Trump’s inauguration speech giving way for stronger foreign currencies such as the Euro & Yen. The nationalistic sentiment of President Trumps speech on Friday, pointing to tougher international trade arrangements, nudged the currency on its continued slide. However, with all signs pointing to a very healthy U.S. economy, some economists predict the current pullback will be short lived. Read More

Gold Trading Near 2 Month Highs on a Weak Dollar

By | January 18, 2017

Intraday Gold Futures traded at its highest levels in nearly two months on Tuesday. News surrounding British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and her commitment to a full extraction from the European Union, combined with uneasiness leading up to Inauguration Day & the President Elect labeling the Dollar “Too Strong”, sent the U.S. Dollar on a dive. The 1.2% Dollar Index slide pushed Gold Futures nearly the exact same percentage in the opposite direction.Read More

Dollar Weakens Ahead of Trump’s Press Conference

By | January 10, 2017

First press conference jitters overtook investors amid tomorrow’s first Q&A meeting since the election.

The Dollar stalled in its impressive bullish run since election night as the markets look for hints of insight regarding upcoming legislative policies. Read More

Crude Oil Rebounding After Rough Start to 2017

By | January 4, 2017

After a dramatic sell off to start 2017, oil futures prices are pushing for a rebound on news that some international production levels will remain curtailed.Read More

Post-Election Trading Trends: S&P 500 (ES), Nasdaq (NQ) and Crude Oil (CL) Futures

By | December 8, 2016

Some interesting futures trading trends have been developing since the result of the US Presidential Election. While the S&P 500 (ES) has been making minimal trading moves, comparatively, the Nasdaq (NQ) and Crude Oil (CL) have been trading inversely in a wider range. Read More

EUR|USD Currency Pair and S&P 500 Futures Contract: An Inverse Trading Pattern

By | December 2, 2016

Inverse Futures and Forex trading patterns occasionally form in the wake of market moving events. An inverse trading relationship occurs when two financial instruments trade in opposite market directions. The EUR|USD foreign currency pair and the S&P 500 Futures Contract (ES) have been trading inversely in the aftermath of both Brexit and the US Presidential Election. Read More

U.S. Dollar Rallies as Gold Futures Falls

By | November 23, 2016

On the heels of a stunning GOP victory by President Elect Donald Trump, the U.S. major indexes have been on a tear, thrashing all-time highs during this proclaimed “Trump Rally”. Alongside the DOW, S&P 500 & NASDAQ lies the US Dollar Futures Index (DX) flirting with records of its own as Wall St. embraces the pending changes at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.Read More