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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 15 higher at 143’05, 10 Yr. Notes 4.5 higher at 120’11 and 5 Yr. Notes 2 higher at 114’04.7. Not much has happened week over week, but on a daily basis Treasuries made new recent lows with Bonds trading as low as 142’14. Yields edged slightly higher with the 10 […]

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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently unchanged at 143’12, 10 Yr. Notes 4 lower at 120’06.5 and the 5 Yr. Note 3.2 lower at 114’03,2. Yesterday’s CPI came in slightly higher indicating a perceived rise in inflation. Retail sales were slightly lower disappointedly  well below expectations of a positive number. Most of the action has been […]

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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 25 lower at 143’27, 10 Yr. Notes 7 lower at 120’25 and 5 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 114’17.2. Quite a volatile week as the Bond market traded as high as the mid 147’s to current levels, staging sharp rallies and sharp breaks in response to moves in Equities. Volatility […]

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Dollar remains weak.
Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 20 lower at 147’06, 10 Yr. Notes 7 lower at 121’11 and 5 Yr. Notes 3.5 lower at 114’19.2. Yesterday the FOMC left rates unchanged but in the meetings language left the door open for a March rate hike citing expected inflation of 2% for 2018, […]

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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 17 higher at 149’00, 10 Yr. Notes 4.5 higher at 122’11 and 5 Yr. Notes 2 higher at 115’05.5. The long Dec.2018/short Dec. 2019 Eurodollar spread is now at 27 points, slightly above my objective of 26 points. Take profits. Grains: Mar. Corn is fractionally higher at 357’0, Mar. Beans […]

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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 23 lower at 149’19, 10 Yr. Notes 6 lower at 122’15 and 5 Yr. Notes 2 lower at 115’08. The long Dec. 2018/short Dec. 2019 Eurodollar spread has widened from last weeks 21 points premium the nearby to 23 points approaching my objective of 25-26 points premium the Dec. 2018. […]

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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 8 lower at 149’26, 10 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 122’31 and 5 Yr. Notes unchanged at 155’20. The long Dec. 2018/short Dec. 2019 Eurodollar spread is currently trading at 21 premium the 2018 contract. Rumors that China is going to slowdown purchases of U.S. treasuries has driven these markets […]

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The Windy City Trader. 01/08/18

On January 8, 2018 - 2:49 PM By

OK I know I’m a bit late but I would like to wish everyone all the best for a very healthy, happy and prosperous new year. So are visions of bitcoins dancing in everyone’s heads? This Week’s Commentary Metals: Gold and silver have quietly crept higher as the US Dollar weakened but need a new […]

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Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 10 lower at 152’00, 10 Yr. Notes 5 lower at 123’20 and 5 Yr. Notes 3.5 lower at 115’28. The long Dec.2018/short Dec. 2019 Eurodollar spread is currently at 20.5 premium the 2018 contract. In my last “Report” I recommended putting on the Eurodollar spread at 16.5. As it turns […]

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Financials: March Bonds are currently 7 lower at 153’15, 10 Yr. Notes 5.5 lower at 124’14.0 and 5 Yr. Notes 4.5 lower at 116’13.5. Yesterday the Fed, as expected, raised rates by 25 basis points. In their comments it is perceived that 2018 will bring 3 rate hikes of 25 basis points. The reaction was […]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 10 lower at 153’24, 10 Yr. Notes 5 lower at 124’14 and 5 Yr. Notes 3 lower at 116’11. During the last week the yield curve between the 10 Yr. and 30 Yr. has narrowed to 38 basis points which has been reflected in the futures as the Bonds gained […]

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Special Report: Bitcoin Futures The purpose of this report is to explain the new Bitcoin futures contracts about to be listed at the CME and CBOE and to give a brief history of this relatively new trading vehicle. This concept was said to be originally invented by Satoshi Nakatomo in early 2009 coming on the […]

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