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I have been saying for months that I expected no rate hikes until the end of 2016. The Fed however has changed their narrative and has developed a new tactic. Two days before last week’s release of the Fed minutes for April the Fed shipped out two Fed governors both Wednesday and Tuesday to imply […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 13 higher at 164’22, 10 Yr. Notes 3.5 higher at 129’26, 5 Yr. Notes 2 higher at 120’16.5 and June 2017 Eurodollars 1 higher at 98.91. Last weeks release of the FOMC minutes confirmed a partially hawkish stance by the Fed in relation to a data dependent rate hike sometime […]

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The Windy City Trader 5/17/16

On May 17, 2016 - 7:17 AM By

Congrats to Jason Day after winning the Players Champions ship on the PGA tour. He has taken the number 1 spot away from last year’s phenom Jordon Spieth, who took it away from Irishman Rory McIlroy, all within the past year or so. There are so many great young players on the tour now one […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 7 lower at 166’16, 10 Yr. Notes 4.5 lower at 130’26.5, 5 Yr. Notes 3 lower at 121’07 and June 2017 Eurodollars 1.5 lower at 99.045. We remain short the June 2017 Eurodollars from the 99.10 area feeling that there is currently one rate hike priced into this market and […]

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DJ USDA Report: Summary for U.S. Agriculture Supply, Demand WASHINGTON–The following are key numbers from USDA’s crop report Tuesday and how the government’s estimates compared to analysts’ forecasts in a Wall Street Journal survey.   U.S. 2016 Corn, Soybean Production (million bushels) Tuesday’s Estimate      Average       Range       USDA 2015 Corn         14,430       14,151    13,590-14,431    13,601 Soybean       3,800        […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 2 higher at 165’03, 10 Yr. Notes 4 higher at 130’21, 5 Yr. Notes 2.5 higher at 121’08.5 and June 2017 Eurodollars 2 higher at 99.085. Friday’s disappointing Jobs Report which showed a creation of non-farm payrolls of 160K vs. expectations of 200K initially rallied treasuries, giving us the opportunity […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 1’02 higher at 163’08, 10 Yr. Notes 14 higher at 130’05, 5 Yr. Notes 9.2 higher at 121’00 and June 2017 Eurodollars 3 higher at 99.025. . The great international experiment of negative rates continues as Australia seems ready to lower rates. Japan has put a temporary hold on going […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 10 lower at 161’20, 10 Yr. Notes 4.5 lower at 129’07.5, 5 Yr. Notes 3 lower at 120’11.5 and June 2017 Eurodollars 1 lower at 98.940. Tomorrows FOMC meeting is not expecting a rate hike but the reading of their statement could indicate the raising of rates in June. This […]

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The Windy City Trader. 4/19/16

On April 20, 2016 - 8:43 AM By

As we made it through the first quarter of the year it started me thinking of those New Year’s resolutions and how they are working out so far. My goal for the year was to lose 15 pounds. Only 25 more to go !!!! Metals: Gold and silver remain in volatile ranges with silver being […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 2 higher at 166’06, 10 Yr. Notes 2 higher at 130’23, 5 Yr. Notes 1 higher at 121’09 and June 2017 Eurodollars steady at 99.085. Initial reaction to the disarray at the Doha (Qatar) conference of which several invitees did not show (Iran) and which resulted in inaction pertaining to […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 16 lower at 165’22, 10 Yr. Notes 5 lower at 130’28, 5 Yr. Notes 2.5 lower at 121’12.7 and June 2017 Eurodollars 2 lower at 99.070. We remain short the June c2017 Eurodollars from the 99.10 level. with the assumption that there wil be more than one rate hike over […]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 1’07 higher at 165’28, 10 Yr. Notes 13 higher at 130’28, 5 Yr. Notes 7.2 higher at 121’11 and June 2017 Eurodollars 3 higher at 99.09. Overnight the June 2017 Eurodollars met our objective of 99.10 and we were able to establish a short position at said price. My thinking […]

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