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COT Chart and Commentary for Financial Futures and Options as of August 8 2014

COT Chart as a Heatmap

Financial Futures and Options Data as of August 8, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Trading Calendar of Holiday Trading Hours for Labor Day

labor-day-holidayBack Bay Futures Trading Calendar

Labor Day 2014 Trading Hours

Monday September 1, 2014 is the US holiday Labor Day.
Here is a list of futures markets that have early closes along with closures and re-open times for Labor Day Weekend.
All times listed will be Central Time (Chicago)

COT Chart as of August 5, 2014

COT Chart as a Heatmap

Financial Futures and Options Data as of August 5, 2014 published on August 8, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Implied Volatility Ratings August 8, 2014

Options on Futures Implied Volatility Rankings

I thought I would share this great comparision tool for futures options that I receive on a daily basis from CTA Bob Roslansky of Solid Rock Solutions, Inc.  If you have questions or would like to receive this by email please feel free to contact me and I can have you added to his distribution list.

Commitment of Traders Report July 29 -Financial Futures & Options

Commitment of Traders Chart

Financial Futures and Options Data as of July 29, 2014 published on August 1, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commitment of Traders Commentary

This week's COT heatmap for Financial Futures and Options continues to shows that the stock market was more neutral than bullish however, with a bit more bearishness. Bullish bets were placed on emerging stock markets while the Dow complex saw a huge drop ov negative 11%.

August-1-Implied-Volatility-Rankings-Futures-Market

Commodity Futures Options Implied Volatility Rankings

I thought I would share this great comparision tool for futures options that I receive on a daily basis from CTA Bob Roslansky of Solid Rock Solutions, Inc.  If you have questions or would like to receive this by email please feel free to contact me and I can have you added to his distribution list.

Commitment of Traders Financial Futures and Options Chart July 22, 2104

Commitment of Traders Chart

Financial Futures and Options Data as of July 22, 2014 published on July 25, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commitment of Traders Commentary

This week's COT heatmap for Financial Futures and Options is shows that while the stock market was more neutral than bullish which would go towards explaining last weeks decline in the stock index futures. However, this would suggest only a pause or holiday trading volumes.

El Nino 2014 and Commodity Prices

Will There Be An El Nino In 2014? And If So How Will It Effect Commodity Prices?

What is El Nino?

El Nino is the term used for a climate event in the Pacific Ocean where the trade winds weaken and warm, nutrient-poor ocean water builds up in the eastern Pacific Ocean, disrupting fisheries and resulting in severe weather events worldwide.

Implied Volatility Rankings for July 24 - 2014

Commodity Futures Options Volatility Rankings

I thought I would share this great implied option volatility comparision tool for futures options that I receive on a daily basis from CTA Bob Roslansky of Solid Rock Solutions, Inc.  If you have questions or would like to receive this by email please feel free to contact me and I can have you added to his distribution list.

Commitment of Traders Heatmap for July 11 2014

Commitment of Traders Chart

Financial Futures and Options Data as of July 8, 2014 published on July 11, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commitment of Traders Commentary

This week's COT heatmap for Financial Futures and Options is shows a pretty flat US Equity Market which can be expected as July is a month to go on vacation. However one item worth noting was the substantial drop in bullish bets on the Dow Jones Industrial as it declined 18% net change.

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