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The Windy City Trader 03/06/17

On March 6, 2017 - 2:20 PM By

Last fall into winter the LaNina’ pattern was entrenched along the Western US coast in the Pacific. This usually leads to nasty Midwest winters with plenty of cold and snow. By early December we had already seen temps in the single digits and a pair of 8 inch snowfalls. But then ……. A vicious polar […]

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The Windy City Trader 02/14/17

On February 14, 2017 - 9:53 AM By

February 14. I know I was supposed to do something today. Now what was that again. Birthday, no. Anniversary, no. It seems like something important but I just can’t put my finger on it. Oh well I’m sure I’ll remember when I get home tonight. This Week’s Commentary. Metals: I have been writing for weeks […]

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The Windy City Trader Report. 02/06/17

On February 6, 2017 - 4:59 PM By

Congrats to the New England Patriots as for a change the game overshadowed the much ballyhooed new commercials hype. OK all, two weeks until major league baseball players report to spring training, always a psychological boost to Midwesterners. This Week’s Commentary Metals: As expected the Fed did not raise rates last week and this extended […]

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The Windy City Trader. 01/23/17

On January 23, 2017 - 2:15 PM By

We are a mere two weeks ago from this year’s Super Bowl and everyone wants to know…. Will Tom Brady have deflated balls again….. or will they rise to the (13.0 psi) occasion? Deflategate ll, the Sequel? Metals: Gold and silver continue to hold near support and drop after testing resistance. Copper is holding with […]

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The Windy City Trader 01/18/17

On January 18, 2017 - 10:27 AM By

Metals: Gold and silver pushed to their almost exact resistance points as the Fed is backtracking on the timing of interest rate hikes. Copper pushed to the top of its range but I would wait for lower action there to buy. Gold; The Fed will raise rates again, but probably not until at least the […]

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The Windy City Trader. 01/10/17

On January 10, 2017 - 11:19 AM By

Metals: Copper has settled into a much higher range since the big rally after the election and gold and silver have stabilized and have been creeping higher since the bonds started advancing which shows a possible slower acceleration of rate hikes. Gold; From highs at $1350 in early November February gold pushed all the way […]

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Financials: March Bonds are currently 1 lower at 150’00, 10 Yr. Notes 5 lower at 124’10, 5 Yr. Notes 4 lower at 117’25 and June Eurodollars 1.5 lower at 98.825. Italy’s rejection of Prime Minister Renzi’s proposed reforms initially rallied the Bonds and Dollar but eventually these markets stabilized to current values. We have been […]

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The Windy City Trader. 11/29/16

On November 29, 2016 - 11:12 AM By

Ok Last Friday. turkey sandwiches, Saturday turkey tetrazzini, Sunday turkey soup, yesterday turkey pot pie. Ok Rover, time for some chopped turkey tonight. Well, it’s new to Rover. 
Metals: As expected gold and silver were slammed as soon as the Fed started talking up higher rates probably by the December meeting. They look […]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 5 lower at 154’28, 10 Yr. Notes 1 higher at 126’16, 5 Yr. Notes 2 higher at 119’02 and June Eurodollars 0.5 higher at 98.905. Over the last week Bonds dipped slightly below the 153’00 support level before rallying to the 155’00 level. I am for the moment using the […]

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The Windy City Trader 11/16/16

On November 16, 2016 - 11:11 AM By

After rising from 250 in August to highs just below 370 by mid October the warmer than average US temperatures weighed on futures and in a three weeks stretch February natural gas fell all the way back to 276 or nearly 1.00. Temps are starting to become more normal and I expect a seasonal move […]

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The Windy City Trader. 11/15/16

On November 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM By

OK folks it is obvious that ½ of the country is now happy while the other ½ is less than pleased. There is one common ground on which both sides I’m sure will agree. At least we don’t have to watch the nasty television ads sent out from both sides 24 hours a […]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 9 lower at 156’22, 10 Yr. Notes 12 lower at 127’21, 5 Yr. Notes 7 lower at 119’26 and June 2017 Eurodollars 3.5 lower at 98.910. Results of a Trump victory saw one of the most volatile days in recent history with Bonds having nearly a nine handle the range […]

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