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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 2 higher at 139’27, 10 Yr. Notes unchanged at 126’07 and 5 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 119’25. I am using this break to take a loss on current long 10 Yr./short Bond spreads in the 13’20 area (theoretical loss of about $1,250.00). I’m still short biased the interest rate [...]

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I’m sure most of you have heard by now of the new “Ice Bucket Challenge” sweeping the nation. This is where various celebrities pour a huge bucket of ice water over their head to collect donations for charity, most notably ALS or “Lou Gehrig” disease. So I decided to do my bit for charity and [...]

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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 12 higher at 139’27, 10 Yr. Notes 5.5 higher at 126’10 and the 5 Yr. Note 2.5 higher at 119’28.2. Weekly Jobless Claims were up by 21,000 vs. expectations of an increase of 5,000. The long 10 Yr./short Bond spread is currently at 13’16 (we are still in this trade) [...]

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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 4 lower at 139’09, 10 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 125’28.5 and 5 Yr. Notes unchanged at 119’19. We remain spread long 10 Yr./short Bonds with about at 32 point loss ($1,000.00). By Friday this spread should move one way or another after the weekly jobless claims report, business inventories, [...]

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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 3 lower at 139’10, 10 Yr. Notes 2 lower at 125’29 and 5 Yr. Notes 0.5 lower at 119’19.0. These markets have been quite volatile (Bonds rallied as high as 140’11 on Friday) as the markets flip-flopped on every bit of news concerning Russia-Ukraine, Iraq, Israel-Gaza hit the market. Yields [...]

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Financials: Sept. Bonds are curretly 20 higher at 139’00, 10 Yr. Notes 11 higher at 125’23.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 6 higher at 119’16.5. Renewed tensions between Russia and Ukraine and Italy’s falling back into a recession has put the market into a “risk off” position. The long 10 Yr./short Bond spread is currently at [...]

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The Windy City Trader 8/5/14

On August 5, 2014 - 10:21 AM By

Ok so I admit that I am no longer a spring chicken but didn’t realize what an old rooster I was until this weekend. We have a huge music festival in Chicago each year in August called Lollapalooza and the spelling may be wrong on that. Here comes the out of touch part. I saw [...]

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Good Ole Genetics. DRY HEAT Report 8/4/14

On August 4, 2014 - 9:58 AM By

I would say that just about everyone involved in commodity futures trading has read about the controversy of GMOs or genetically modified organisms. There have been fantastic advances in genetic modification that include drought resistant crops. There are also people who believe that Monsanto, a leader in corn and soybean genetic modification, has played fast [...]

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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 28 lower at 136’20, 10 Yr. Notes 10 lower at 124’11 and 5 Yr. Notes 5 lower at 118’21. Weekly Jobless Claims this morning were in the range of expectations being up by 23,000. Yesterday the FOMC left rates unchanged, continued paring the monthly purchase of Bonds and mortgage backed [...]

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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 16 lower at 138’14, 10 Yr. Notes 13 lower at 124’31 and 5 Yr. Notes 9 lower at 118’28’. GDP for 2nd quarter was up 4.0% better than the expected +3.0%. 1st quarter was revised to -2.1%. ADP private sector jobs report showed an estimated increase of 218K vs. a [...]

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This is the favorite time of year for Chicago sports fans for many reasons. It is the start of training camp for Da Bearssss. This is in part due to Chicago fans undying love for the Bears but also largely in part to the fact that our “professional” baseball teams, the Sox and Cubs are [...]

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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 6 lower at 138’`5, 10 Yr. Notes 4 lower at 125’05 and 5 Yr. Notes 2.5 lower at 119’03. This will be a busy week for release of economic data, the most important of which will GDP on Wed., FOMC on Wed. and the Monthly Jobs Report on Fri. I [...]

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