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Posted August 21, 2015

by Geoffrey A. Smith, DTI’s Chief Instructor Football season is here just around the corner. College football will start over Labor Day weekend and professional football starts a week later. With the onslaught of all the fans comes the game apparel and various knickknacks that accompany them to the games or the living room. So […]

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Posted August 11, 2015

The Dog Days of Summer in the Market Geoffrey A. Smith, DTI’s Chief Instructor Sirius, the Dog Star (constellation Canis Major), is seen ascending in the early morning hours with the sun during the summer months. This happens during the hottest part of summer here in the US. Of course, we associate summer with kids […]

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Posted June 23, 2015

The Bond Dilemma Geoffrey A. Smith, DTI’s Chief Instructor Bonds are what make the world go round in the financial markets. Bonds are a lending tool that people use all the time and really don’t realize it. When you take out a mortgage on a house, you are selling a mortgage bond. When you sell […]

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Posted May 15, 2015

DTI’s Chief Instructor, Geof Smith, takes a look at both ‪#‎gold‬ and the ‪#‎dollar‬ and how you may be able to take advantage.

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Posted October 30, 2014

Pigskin Classic, Part 2 Geoffrey A. Smith, DTI’s Chief Instructor Back in September I wrote about Nike (NKE) and Under Armour (UA), and the effects of football season on their stock prices. (Click here for that article.). At the time, UA was trading at 71.00 and NKE at 80.00.  Since that time, NKE has gone up […]

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Posted October 14, 2014

Another Oil Glut? Geoffrey A. Smith, DTI’s Chief Instructor In August I posted an article about the crude oil inventories and the excess crude the US is producing.  At that time crude oil futures were trading around $95 a barrel.   As we enter in to the last quarter of the year, crude oil futures are […]

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Posted September 30, 2014

The Grain Elevator is Full Geoffrey A. Smith, DTI’s Chief Instructor What doesn’t have corn, wheat, or soy in it? These three grains make up the bulk of the world grain market. After peaking out a couple of years back, the grains have been declining the past couple of years. Droughts around the world shot […]

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Posted September 12, 2014

Pigskin Classic Geoffrey A. Smith, DTI’s Chief Instructor Football season is here once again. College football started over Labor Day weekend and professional football starts a week later. With the onslaught of all the fans comes the game apparel and various knick knacks that accompany them to the games or the living room. So how […]

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Posted September 2, 2014

The Cattle Stampede Geoffrey A. Smith So what does a steak cost these days? Pretty pricey huh? And I would not expect prices to come down in the near future. Ranchers are not taking their herds to the feed lots, and therefore, there is less beef available. There are several reasons for this. First, over […]

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Posted August 26, 2014

Who Doesn’t Like Chocolate? Geoffrey A Smith The price of cocoa has been on the move. Cocoa is the base for making chocolate. The beans are grown in pods on cocoa trees. When harvested, they are dried and shipped, and once they reached the chocolate producers, they roast and grind the beans to make their […]

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