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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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General Comment: I recently read a piece by Dr. Kent Moors about the cut in oil prices by the Saudis being the biggest economic threat to Russia. Traditionally, Asian buyers of Saudi crude pay a premium which makes it a higher price than Europe or North America pays. Russia began to compete in the fast [...]

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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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Janet Yellen, current head duck at the Fed, spoke up today at a conference on “Economic Inequality” at the Boston branch of the central bank. She’s concerned about rising economic inequality in the United States. I am concerned too, that I am not in the top 1%. To be fair, Janet Yellen has accepted a [...]

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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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