Making money in futures trading hinges upon how well you walk the fine line between risk and reward. On paper, it sounds easy ― simply cut off losers and let winners ride ― right? Well, as any veteran of the markets will tell you, trade management may be the single most challenging aspect of active… Read more.
As anyone associated with agriculture knows, El Niño is a significant factor in the marketing of everything from rice to corn. The warm temperatures and variances in regional precipitation can boost or compromise almost any crop’s yield. Futures market fallout is often extensive, prompting proactive risk management by using weather trading strategies. Although unique in… Read more.
Open interest is a metric used by futures traders to study a market’s evolving liquidity. It’s the number of outstanding or open contracts facing a security at a specific point in time. The functionality of the indicator is extensive, readily applicable to both trend following and reversal trading approaches. Identifying a security’s market state is… Read more.
According to the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH), the financial markets are methodical systems specializing in the valuation of assets. Under EMH, the current price of a security is a reflection of all available and relevant information. Supporters of the theory believe asset pricing is a product of random walk functionality, with the market being “always right.”… Read more.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A FREE TRIAL OF THE SWINE TIMES Good afternoon everyone If you are reading this, you should have received our first trade recommendation around 11:30 am central time today. This is the first trade-able recommendation from the newsletter, we hope it came across clean and understandable. Keep in mind… Read more.
The product market has turned, and the live hog prices are following them. Below is how the weekly product market changed for the week ending 8/18/ 17 *Product Price Monday 8/14 Price Friday 8/18 Net Change Loins 82.71 81.80 (.91) Butts 92.05 93.12 1.07 Picnic 58.98 54.54 (4.44) Rib 128.35… Read more.
Weekly Cattle Commentary 8/11/2017This week’s cash prices saw the bulk of cattle trading 114.50 to 116, 2 to 3$ lower than last week’s trades. Dressed sales were 183 to 185$. Basis was 5$ over the August Live board. Estimated weekly slaughter was 641K head, 62K larger than the same week last year. Box prices in… Read more.
The product market has turned and the live hog prices are following them. Below is how the weekly product market changed for the week ending 8/4/ 17 *Product Price Monday 8/7 Price Friday 8/11 Net Change Loins 85.94 82.78 -3.16 Butts 90.24 90.67 .43 Picnic 62.39 57.66 -4.73 Rib 118.13… Read more.
The product market has turned and the live hog prices are following them. Below is how the weekly product market changed for the week ending 7/28. *Product Price Monday 7/31 Price Friday 8/4 Net Change Loins 87.96 83.65 (4.31) Butts 88.22 88.55 .33 Picnic 63.60 60.68 (2.92) Rib 112.24 116.79 4.55 Ham 74.48 70.06… Read more.
The product market has turned and the live hog prices are following them. Below is how the weekly product market changed for the week ending 7/28. *Product Price on Monday 7/24 Price as of Friday 7/28 Change Loin 90.52 85.97 (4.53) Butt 92.46 87.41 (5.05) Picnic … Read more.