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    Pearl Harbor Day

    Dec 07, 2018 04:21 PM

    his is the 77th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack against Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. US military facilities were caught in peace time mode and suffered some heavy losses. The US of course rebuilt and expanded its capabilities and won the war less than 4 years later after deploying some new technology in the atomic bomb. Bulls and bears in the futures markets aren’t opposed to employing shock and awe tactics, whether deliberately or just because of the herd mentality.

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    World Domination

    Nov 30, 2018 04:40 PM

    The current tariff fight between the US and China is one part of that equation. The tariff fight has triggered a different sort of attempt at world domination, that of dominant exporter. Brazil is sneaking in to capture that title for soybeans by selling to China without the inconvenience of a 25% tariff being applied to the purchases. Brazilian production had already been expanding but is set for another record high this year if weather permits.

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    Fourth and Four

    Nov 23, 2018 03:53 PM

    Perhaps I’m under the influence of too many Thanksgiving football games (not to mention a couple big college contests this weekend), but I see some analogies to the commodity markets and football games. You have Bulls vs. Bears every day. There are rules, and there are referees from the CFTC. Your star quarterbacks are the trading advisors and some spec fund heavy weights. The commercials are the offensive and defensive lineman. Without them you can’t get the market to move much.

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    All or Nothing

    Nov 16, 2018 04:03 PM

    We’re coming up on the Thanksgiving holiday, but I’ll spare you the turkey and dressing theme this year. The holiday does make for an awkward trading environment, falling on a Thursday. Many market participants are traveling and thus not participating on Wednesday, and many take Black Friday off. The CME in its infinite quest for trading volume is open for business on Friday even if few are interested. This has potential for mayhem.

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