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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 2 lower at 141’15, 10 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 126’29 and the 5 Yr. Notes fractionally lower at 119’29. Results of the 2 day FOMC meeting will be announced at 1:00pm Central. It is expected that we will see the end of Quantitative Easing and that language will reflect [...]

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The Windy City Trader 10/28/14

On October 28, 2014 - 7:47 AM By

Usually as we approach November Chicagoans know what to expect weather wise and pretty much go into hibernation for the next 6-7 months until the spring thaw sometime around May. Our beloved Chicago Bears however went into hibernation much earlier than usual, about 4 weeks ago, as they continue to find new and innovative methods [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 10 higher at 142’01, 10 Yr. Notes 3 higher at 127’04 and 5 Yr. Notes fractionally higher at 119’30.5. The failure of several (17?) European banks, particular the Italians, to pass ECB initiated stress tests in the event of a financial debacle has rallied U.S. treasuries off of overnight lows [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 20 higher at 142’11, 10 Yr. Notes 8 higher at 127’08 and the 5 Yr. Note 4 higher at 120’01.2. Need to know: On Wednesday June Bonds rallied sharply jumping more than 10’00 points to above 151’00, as the rest of the market was more or less unchanged. The June [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 13 lower at 142’22, 10 Yr. Notes 7 lower at 127’19 and the 5 Yr. Note 4 lower at 120’07. These markets have set back from last weeks lofty numbers as equities have had a near 50% correction to the upside from their recent lows due to some surprisingly good [...]

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As I have aged and the girth around my midsection grew I finally decided to get healthy. I wouldn’t really call it a diet but a common sense lifestyle. As folks have noticed and asked how much I have lost and how much more I expect to lose I used the what I like to [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 21 higher at 145’02, 10 Yr. Notes 9 higher at 128’27 and 5 Yr. notes 2.5 higher 120’25.5. Yesterday was the most volatile day in recent history as the yield on the 30 Yr. Bond dropped temporarily below 3.00% and yield on the 10 Yr. dropped below 2.00% (the low [...]

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The Windy City Trader 10/15/14

On October 15, 2014 - 2:16 PM By

Hello Fellow Traders, OK now, no offense to Red Sox or Yankees fans but it is sure nice to actually have one year in the playoffs where neither team is a participant. Hey Boston and New York fans use our motto from our Chicago baseball teams…. There is always next year. This Week’s Commentary Metals: [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 20 higher at at 142’21, 10 Yr. Notes 10.5 higher at 127’15.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 5 higher at 120’01. Continued flight to quality in treasuries as Equities set back about 6% over the last couple of weeks. I am willing to sell the 5 Yr. Note above 120’00 (I [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 12 higher at 141’21,10 Yr. Notes 12 higher at 126’29.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 9.5 higher at 119’24. The market is still in “risk off” mode as investors look to U.S. treasuries in a flight to safety as equities give up most of their gains from year to date. I [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 16 higher at 141’05, 10 Yr. Notes 11 higher at 126’23 and 5 Yr. Notes 7 higher at 119’19. Yesterday’s release of the FOMC minutes from their last meeting suggested that the Fed is concerned about slowing global economic growth and that rates will remain at their current historic low [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 13 higher at 139’25, 10 Yr. Notes 7.5 higher at 125’20.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 4 higher at 118’27.7. Negative economic numbers out of Germany early this morning drove yields on German 10 yr. to the 0.9% level and caused a bit of a drop on U.S. 10 yr. notes [...]

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