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Not A Good Monday, For Me …

Today is not starting out well for me. Two words sum it up – computer problems. First, my normal work computer gave me the “blue screen of death” this morning, and for those who know Microsoft Windows, well, you know that this is as bad as it gets with Windows. The reason I am even writing about my computer problems is that just two minutes ago I was closing out my sagacious thinking for the...

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December SRW Wheat Futures: Trading Idea October 20, 2014

December SRW Wheat Futures a Buying Opportunity on More Price Strength See on the daily bar chart for December soft red winter wheat that prices have made a decent rebound from the September low and prices are in a three-week-old uptrend. The bulls have gained some near-term technical momentum and would gain more by pushing prices above chart resistance at last week’s high of $5.22 1/4....

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Silver and Gold Mining Are Relatively Weak

Gold Mining Stocks ETF/Gold Shares ETF Relative Strength Ratio (GDX/GLD) fell below its lows of the previous 8 years on 10/17/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. Silver/Gold ETFs Ratio (SLV/GLD) fell below its lows of the previous 5 years on 10/17/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. The S&P 500 Composite Index (SPX: 1,886.76, up 1.29%) opened higher on...

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Market Place a Bit Calmer Monday Morning

* Latest Market Developments * OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS The market place is calmer to start the new trading week, after a weekend that saw no significant events to further stoke trader and investor worries. U.S. stock indexes have weakened a bit following very disappointing earnings from IBM that were just released. U.S. Treasury prices are modestly lower, to suggest just a bit more risk...

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Trading Markets Has Become A Challenge - Know Your Time Frame

'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself' - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933 Presidential Inaugural Address. If you have a bit of an upset stomach watching the massive ups and downs in this market over the last couple of weeks, well you  are not alone.  I have been keeping a bottle of pepto bismal within reach (only kidding - actually more like three bottles!).  We can see and feel the...

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It’s Getting Easier To Say, Hang In There

Is this it? Is the panic over? Have the sellers become exhausted and have the buyers stepped back into the breach? Is this, after weeks of churning, the bottom? U.S. stocks were higher at the open on Friday, following a batch of solid earnings reports that eased concerns about the impact of weak global demand on U.S. growth and businesses. Strong right out of the gate and holding steady the...

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Australian Dollar Futures: Trading Idea October 17, 2014

Australian dollar futures a selling opportunity on fresh price weakness. See on the daily bar chart for the December Australian dollar futures that prices have seen a recent choppy pause following a downtrend. This pause is not bullish and suggests the bears are storing up power for a new leg down in prices. A move below solid chart support at the recent low of .8598 would give the bears...

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Stocks Look Better, But What Did "Dr. Copper" Say?

Copper, iPath DJ-UBS Copper TR Sub-Index ETN (JJC) absolute price fell below its lows of the previous 6 months on 10/16/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting downtrend. Long term, JJC has been in a major downtrend since topping at 61.69 on 2/14/11. "Dr. Copper" is widely accepted as one of the better indicators of investor confidence (or lack thereof) in the global industrial economy. ...

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Crude Oil Bears in Full Command

ENERGIES: November Nymex crude oil closed up $0.87 at $82.64 today. Prices closed near mid-range on short covering after hitting another more-than-two-year low of $79.78 early on today. The bears still have the solid near-term technical advantage. The next near-term upside price breakout objective for the crude oil bulls is producing a close above solid chart resistance at $86.00 a barrel....

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Less Risk Aversion Friday Morning...So Far

*OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS* The market place so far Friday morning is reflecting at least a temporary decrease in trader and investor anxiety. World stock markets are seeing relief rallies after strong selling pressure seen for much of this week. U.S. stock indexes by the close Thursday recovered from strong losses seen earlier in the day, due in part to comments from Federal Reserve Bank of...

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