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Gold Mining Stocks Gaining Strength, Copper Losing

Gold Mining Stocks ETF/Gold Shares ETF Relative Strength Ratio (GDX/GLD) rose above its highs of the previous 11 months on 1/12/14 and remains systematically bullish. Copper, iPath DJ-UBS Copper TR Sub-Index ETN (JJC) price fell below its lows of the previous 7 weeks on 8/12/14, thereby confirming a medium-term downtrend. Long term, JJC has been in a downtrend since topping at 61.69 on...

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Russia Eager To Sell Wheat: Play It With A Put

Russia Eager To Sell Wheat: Play It With A Put

Wheat rallied last week due to fears that the Russian/Ukraine crisis could slow or halt exports. However both nations are in need of foreign reserves and the short covering rally was short lived. World production estimates continue to climb and US prices are well above foreign competitors. Therefore, without supply disruptions from the Russian/Ukraine region, there seems to be little reason...

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Livestock Market Bears in Control

LIVESTOCK: October live cattle closed down $2.70 at 147.75 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low and hit a seven-week low today. Worries about the beef market fundamentals weakening have hit the futures market hard recently, to suggest a major market top is in place. Serious near-term chart damage has also been inflicted recently. Bears now have the near-term technical advantage as a...

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China, EU Economic Data Miss Expectations Wednesday

* Latest Market Developments * While there are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that the market place is monitoring, traders this week appear to have a bit more risk appetite. However, trading volumes have been light in many markets, with many focused on late-summer vacations and other outdoor activities. However, any flare-up will likely jolt traders and investors back into a keener...

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October Live Cattle Futures: Trading Idea August 12, 2014

October Live Cattle Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness  See on the daily bar chart for October live cattle futures that prices have dropped sharply recently and hit a four-week low, including a bearish weekly low close last Friday. The bears have quickly gained downside technical momentum to suggest still more downside price pressure in the near term. A move below solid...

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Yawn … The Market Is Boring, Again

It’s sad, but, once again, I’ve become bored with the market. I know, I know … objectivity and emotion-free are the buzz words when dealing with the market, yet, here I am. If I hadn’t already taken a vacation, I would recommend that, so, in lieu of a vacation, I suggest I deal with something else, sort of. Here is a long question from a reader. I have broken into parts and answered each as...

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US Stocks: Small Caps Have Room To Run

US Stocks: Small Caps Have Room To Run

I am the type of trader that likes to keep things simple. I don’t scan through the thousands of stocks to buy or sell. I don’t try and trade all of the index ETF’s. I trade one index, the Russell 2000 and when you stick to following just one index, you learn how it trades. For the last two weeks, I have been expecting the beta chasing bulls to ramp up the small caps or the Russell 2000. For...

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Unusual Options Activity: What Does Big Call Buying In Gannett Mean?

Unusual Options Activity: What Does Big Call Buying In Gannett Mean?

Gannett Company Inc. (GCI) is a media and marketing solutions company headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, VA.  The News Last Tuesday morning Gannett announced it would split into separate print and broadcasting companies, causing at least one trader to take an aggressive long position in GCI stock on Monday in what was an otherwise thin day for unusual options activity. The Big Trade...

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What Will iPhone6 Sales Mean For The Stock? Apple Déjà Vu

What Will iPhone6 Sales Mean For The Stock? Apple Déjà Vu

Two years ago in the summer of 2012, many analysts and guru's in the media were saying "buy AAPL stock, it's going to $1,000, $1,111 even $1,200." Their reasoning was the "new bigger screen" on the upcoming iPhone 5 would set new sales records due to big demand. The analysts were right. When the iPhone 5 was released on Sept 19, 2012, it set an all-time new sales record for Apple. It also...

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STOCKS ROSE AGAIN, BUT VOLUME FELL AGAIN

iShares MSCI BRIC Fund (BKF) Relative Strength Ratio (BKF/SPY) rose to its highest level in 8 months on 8/11/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting uptrend. Technology stock sector ETF (XLK) absolute price rose above its 50-day SMA on 8/11/14, thereby turning systematically bullish (from neutral). The S&P 500 Composite Index (SPX: 1,936.91, up 0.28%) absolute price opened higher on...

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