The following ICE Futures US  margins changing with the open of business 1/27 A complete grid of margin rates for all ICE Futures U.S. Agricultural and Financial Products is available on our web page @ www.theice.com _____________________________________________________ Legend EH: Exchange Holidays | LT: Futures Last Trading Day | OE: Option Expiration Day FN: Futures First [...]

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BY BARANI KRISHNAN AND SAMANTHA SUNNE | Reuters Oil prices were up for a second straight day on Monday ahead of the first major snowstorm expected this year in the U.S. Northeast. Gains were limited, however, by the absence of any market disruption in top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah’s death. An 11-year [...]

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How to trade the historic blizzard

On January 26, 2015 - 2:56 PM By

Evelyn Cheng | CNBC The historic blizzard bearing down on the East Coast will likely be bullish for energy and public utility firms, if the past is any guide. Those energy-related stocks tended to outperform in the five trading days after four inches or more of snow fell within 24 hours in the New York [...]

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It is estimated that over 2 billion chicken wings will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. That means 1 billion chickens gave the ultimate sacrifice for our munching pleasure. It occurred to me…. Does PETA know about this? Of course all they would care about was whether they were caged or free range chickens. And [...]

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By Barani Krishnan and Samantha Sunne | Reuters Oil prices were up for a second straight day on Monday ahead of the first major snowstorm expected this year in the U.S. Northeast. Gains were limited, however, by the absence of any market disruption in top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah’s death. An 11-year [...]

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Wednesday, January 28th is the Last Trading Day for ALL the January Metals & February Natural Gas in NY.  We ask that you do not wait until the last minute to exit these markets. Friday, January 30th is the First Notice Day for ALL the Feb Metals and Feb CBT Ethanol.  Anyone LONG any of [...]

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Morning Grains 1/26/15

On January 26, 2015 - 10:40 AM By

DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 100,146 lots, or 4.41 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Mar-15 4,416 4,416 4,340 4,340 4,426 4,378 -48 4 118 May-15 4,421 4,445 4,391 4,391 4,432 4,414 -18 82,258 209,592 Jul-15 – – – 4,396 4,421 [...]

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Morning Softs 1/26/15

On January 26, 2015 - 10:36 AM By

COTTON General Comments: US markets turned lower in response to the sharp rally in the US Dollar and on demand concerns. The move lower continued on Friday despite a second strong week of export sales. China was once again a featured buyer of US Cotton last week. But, the market remains more concerned with overall [...]

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No I was not attributing to spring vacation’s girls gone wild. The Russians are further showing signs of brutal aggression in the Ukraine. This is almost six the day then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Levrov with Reset button of course the gift had an incorrect translation which implied hostility, [...]

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Growth Warning! The Energy Report 1/26/15

On January 26, 2015 - 7:47 AM By

Commodities across the board are signaling there are major risks to global growth. Whether it is copper hitting a 5 and a half year low or oil or even soft products, grains and meats, it is clear that commodities are sending clear economic warning signs. The results of the Greek election with the anti-austerity party Syriza, [...]

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Morning Softs 1/23/15

On January 23, 2015 - 12:34 PM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices were lower as world economics and a sharply higher US Dollar took the attention of the traders. China and now Europe have had weakening economies and have moved to Support them. The weaker economies in both regions imply less demand for Cotton overall. Meanwhile, the weak domestic and world prices imply [...]

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Morning Grains 1/23/15

On January 23, 2015 - 12:31 PM By

DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 68,388 lots, or 3.02 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Mar-15 – – – 4,426 4,426 4,426 0 0 118 May-15 4,445 4,454 4,416 4,426 4,453 4,432 -21 56,848 210,796 Jul-15 – – – 4,421 4,421 [...]

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