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Grains: DJ USDA Report: Summary for Mar 1 Quarterly Grain, Soybean Stockpiles & U.S. 2015 Planting Reports KANSAS CITY–The following table of analysts’ estimates is provided as a service to The Wall Street Journal subscribers in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s March 1 Quarterly Grain, Soybean Stockpiles and 2015 U.S. Grain, Soybean Prospective [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 13 lower at 164’00, 10 Yr. Notes 4 lower at 128’18 and 5 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 120’00. The prospect of some easing of the tensions and progress with Iran over nuclear armaments has eased some of the safety factor on the interest rate markets. Last Thursday we recommended [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently unchanged at 164’17, 10 Yr. Notes unchanged at 128’26 and 5 Yr. Notes up 1 at 120’01. Islamic nations instability, air strikes in Yemen and Tikrit (Iraq) pushed Bonds higher overnight before retreating to present levels. Yesterday’s 2 and 5 Yr. auctions were not well received causing the rates to [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 14 higher at 163’18, 10 Yr. Notes 1 higher at 128’18 and 5 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 119’26. Yesterday’s FOMC left rates unchanged and commented that it would do so until there is a better employment picture and inflation comes closer to the targeted 2.0%. It also suggested that [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 1’13 higher at 161’11, 10 Yr. Notes 13.5 higher at 127’20.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 7 higher at 119’08.5. This morning Crude Oil is once again on new contract lows which has rallied Bonds on renewed fears of deflation. I feel just the opposite thinking that disposal income will eventually [...]

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OK all it is that special time of year for sports fans called March Madness, the NCAA year end tourney. Many will be filling out those brackets and many are enticed with offers of millions of Dollars for completing a perfect bracket with every game being a winner. Before you get too excited folks the [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 1’03 higher at 160’20, 10 Yr. Notes 18 higher at 127’17 and 5 Yr. Notes 12 higher at 119’05. I am changing my bias from being a buyer on breaks to being a seller on rallies, particularly in the 10 Yr. Notes above 128’06. Grains: May Corn is currently fractionally [...]

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Hey Han Solo, do you think you could have parked the Millenium Falcon on that golf course? Or was that Indiana Jones who was unable to avoid the blow darts being shot his way by the locals as he took off which caused the crash? Next time better let Chewbacca do the flying. This Week’s [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 26 higher at 156’15, 10 Yr. Notes 6 higher at 126’08 and 5 Yr. Notes3 higher at 118’14.5. On Friday Bonds dropped sharply as a result of the monthly e,employment report which showed an increase of 295,000 non-farm payrolls, well above the pre-report average guesstimate of 235,000. The unemployment also [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 2 higher at 158’30, 10 Yr. Notes 6 higher at 126’31 and 5 Yr. Notes 4 higher at 118’27. I am still on the sidelines and will remain so until Friday’s Employment Report. Short term traders should continue to treat the 10 Yr. Note as a trading affair between 126’16 [...]

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The Windy City Trader 3/2/15

On March 2, 2015 - 2:40 PM By

As baseball players assembled for spring training it reminded me of my days as a ball player and my most famous moment when in game 6 of the iconic 1975 World Series game (remember Carlton Fisk pushing his hands toward fair territory for the game winning homer) I hit a three run homer late in [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 3 lower at 161’24, 10 Yr. Notes 1.5 lower at 127’24 and 5 Yr. Notes fractionally lower at 119’08.5. Overnight China lowered rates in an effort to address slowing growth and the worry of deflation, joining the what appears to be Global concern about the fear of deflation. Testimony by [...]

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