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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.

Implied Volatility Percentile Rankings of Commodity & Futures Options

Commodity Futures Options Volatility Rankings

I thought I would share this great option volatility reference tool 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.

What now for traders as NinjaTrader enters the brokerage business?

Will Trader’s look for a NinjaTrader Alternative now that NinjaTrader is entering the Brokerage Business?

COT Charts Financial Futures & Options for July 3

Commitment of Traders Chart

Financial Futures and Options Data as of July 1, 2014 published on July 3, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

July 2, 2014 Implied Volatility Rankings for Commodity Futures

Commodity Futures Options Volatility Rankings

I thought I would share this great option volatility reference tool 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 (COT) Chart of Financial Futures and Options for June 24

Commitment of Traders Chart

Financial Futures and Options Data as of June 24, 2014 published on June 27, 2014 at www.cftc.gov

Commitment of Traders Commentary

This week's COT heatmap for Financial Futures and Options showed a solid decline of 6% of "smart money" in the emini SP 500. See our comments below for what we define as smart money. The $5 mini Dow had a decline of 3%. However the broad based stock market index of the Russell 200 did show an increase of 4% in Bullish bets.

Oil Prices and Gas Prices Explained

Oil Prices and Gas Prices Explained

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