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Posted August 18, 2014

Crude’s Slippery Slope Geoffrey A Smith Oil and gas are two commodities that we use every day. How much we use can fluctuate from week to week, and we can end up spending more one week because the prices have increased. So what causes the price to increase and fall from week to week? Supply […]

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Posted July 31, 2014

What’s Hot in August Geoffrey A. Smith Chief Instructor, Diversified Trading Institute (DTI) Most have heard that when in May, go away. This statement points to the equity (stock) markets, which suggests that the equity markets turn flat to weak during the summer months due to kids getting out of school and families going on […]

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Posted December 3, 2013

Click on the graphic or link below to check out the recording from the December 3, 2013 DTI Market Buzz radio show on Biz1190 in Atlanta (part of the Wall Street Business Network) during which DTI’s Chuck Crow and Steve Thompson discussed how changes in currency valuations relative to others affect global economics and the […]

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Posted June 17, 2013

This is an update to the article I wrote in May about coffee. At the time, coffee was trading around 1.30 and we were looking for continued weakness to the 120-122 area, and our target was hit as coffee made a 4 year low at 121.10. The coffee market now needs to make a decision, […]

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Posted March 22, 2013

Cattle is weak. After peaking out in December, live cattle has been in a correction as the equity markets have been making highs. Many had anticipated that cattle would continue to move higher after the droughts we had over the past several years; but this is a different year. Live cattle has pulled back 0.12/lb […]

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Posted February 22, 2013

To put it plainly, gold is in a down trend. Since the election, gold has decoupled itself from the equity markets and started moving its own way. Technically gold is weak, and could get weaker. Fundamentally, gold is strong, and could get stronger. This is a diverging problem that only time will tell which way […]

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Posted February 8, 2013

Since the Pork Belly market was terminated by the CME, Lean Hogs have been the contract of choice for trading pigs. Global demand is picking up and supplies remain tight. Hogs made a new high in July, fell off into the slaughtering month of September, and turned back around going into the end of the […]

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Posted January 25, 2013

Cotton.  The fiber of most clothing.  Most people know what cotton is and wear it just about every day.  It is a commodity that is very widely used, yet it is rarely talked about in trading.  For starters, cotton is on the rise.  After bottoming out is early November, the World Agricultural Supply and Demand […]

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Posted January 23, 2013

As its name implies, heating oil is used to heat boilers which radiate heat for homes and offices, mainly in the northeast.  Heating oil comes from crude oil.  If you have ever read the EIA Petroleum Status Report, you will notice that it give you the crude oil inventories and its distillates.  The distillates are […]

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Posted January 18, 2013

It has been since last October that I wrote about bonds.  Much has happened since then and bonds have had quite the move.  Last I wrote that bonds had been in a down trend since the middle of summer.  After the Election, however, bond took off and rallied back to 152-21, where they once again […]

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