Giblet Stew

2022-11-23T14:14:38-06:00November 23rd, 2022|Afternoon Commentary, Commentary|

Session Summary: I don’t know what the title of today’s Afternoon Commentary is supposed to mean, other than we found the giblets from the turkey were left out in a pot on the stove overnight. A look beneath the lid [...]

Quietly Red

2022-11-21T05:49:33-06:00November 21st, 2022|Commentary, Morning Commentary|

Morning Summary: As we get rolling on this holiday-shortened week the US dollar index is showing some short-term strength. The greenback confirmed a short-term uptrend overnight as it hit a new 4-day high above 107.24. As of the writing the [...]

Soft or Hard

2022-11-18T06:11:15-06:00November 18th, 2022|Commentary, Morning Commentary|

Morning Summary: There was a lot of chatter overnight that could come into play in markets over the course of time. The piece of news I found most interesting talked of how the US Treasury yield curve was now more [...]

Dollar Down

2022-11-15T06:12:17-06:00November 15th, 2022|Commentary, Morning Commentary|

Morning Summary: There are mornings when one market jumps out at you, and this morning that market is the US dollar index. As always, I started the process of running the traps of the various market sectors with global currencies, [...]

US Drought Monitor

2022-11-11T07:11:10-06:00November 11th, 2022|Commentary, Report Commentary|

Once again, I don't see much change in the latest 2-week comparison of US Drought Monitor maps. Splitting hairs, the situation across northeast Nebraska seems to have worsened slightly with more area now in exceptional drought. Otherwise, everything looks about [...]

401k Day

2022-11-10T14:54:27-06:00November 10th, 2022|Afternoon Commentary, Commentary|

Session Summary: The Tweet of the Day, at least in my opinion, came from CNBC’s Jane Wells when she posted, “Today I think I’ll check my 401k!” This has been difficult since last January, when all three major US markets [...]

Sleeping it Off

2022-11-09T06:00:16-06:00November 9th, 2022|Commentary, Morning Commentary|

Morning Summary: Not a market was stirring overnight through early Wednesday morning, not even natural gas. A look at the Barchart Futures Market Heat Map shows a lot of red, but a closer inspection shows most sectors and markets posting [...]

Opposite Day

2022-11-04T05:53:25-05:00November 4th, 2022|Commentary, Morning Commentary|

Morning Summary: It’s always interesting the difference 24 hours can make when it comes to markets. Recall yesterday in this space I talked about how every market sector that traded overnight was in the red, due in part to a [...]

Seeing Red

2022-11-03T06:03:31-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Commentary, Morning Commentary|

Morning Summary: A close look at the Barchart Futures Market Heat Map early Thursday and three markets stand out for showing green: The US dollar index, feeder cattle, and orange juice. However, if we consider feeders and orange juice don’t [...]

Trick or Treat

2022-10-31T14:38:08-05:00October 31st, 2022|Afternoon Commentary, Commentary|

Session Summary: As we all learned when we were younger, innocently trick or treating on Halloween Night, sometimes you get peanut butter cups and sometimes you get candy corn. Now as adults, we see similar results looking at markets as [...]

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