Into the Futures – March 30, 2015
Geo-political issues and weakening equities have caused volatility to rise, expect that to continue into the shortened week.
• Besides the fighting that has erupted in Yemen, the Iranian nuclear talks reach their deadline on Tuesday—what will it mean for oil prices?
• Will equities continue their slide as investor’s waver and economic problems plague much of the world?
• Will gold hold support and rally on uncertainty?
Into the Futures – March 23, 2015
King dollar is dictating movements in equities, gold and crude, when will fundamentals drive prices?
• If gold trades to $1200 will momentum carry it further?
• Can the bounce in crude oil prices be sustained by dollar weakness alone?
• Will equities ignore weak economic data and continue to rally?
• It will be a mix of temperatures along the east coast, what will it mean for natural gas prices?
Into the Futures – March 16, 2015
Will the Fed raise interest rates when it meets this week, and what would the impact be on markets covered?
• Can equities withstand a rate hike?
• Will a strong dollar and not the supply imbalance be the catalyst to push crude to new lows?
• Where is support for gold below $1140
• Above normal temps forecasted for most of the country over the next 10 days, will that force traders to short natural gas?
Into the Futures – March 9, 2015
Volatility is back with a vengeance.
• What caused the sell-off in equities after the release of a positive jobs number?
• How will the jobs number affect the price of crude oil?
• Temperatures will be above average in the northeast, what will it mean for the price of natural gas?
• What are the reasons to own gold?
Into the Futures – March 2, 2015
Does low volatility in equities and most commodities signal a broader issue concerning the economy?
• Rig counts fell again last week, when will it impact crude oil production?
• Will gold continue to hold $1200?
• Will moderating temperatures push natural gas prices lower?
• Since the vast majority of earnings have been reported, the focus this week will be the jobs number on Friday.
Into the Futures – February 23, 2015
If they gave an Academy Award for most volatility, the winner would be crude oil.
• Another week past and crude oil is above $50 per barrel.
• Now that the E-mini has broken 2100, where’s the next resistance?
• Can gold hold $1200?
• Another blast of cold air headed into the northeast this week, will natural gas rally further.
Expect volatility to remain high in the oil and equity markets this week.
• Crude oil finished its third week in a row with a gain in prices; can we say the bottom is in?
• Did a decent jobs number spook equity investors?
• Will gold continue to be a victim of a strong dollar?
• Is there enough winter left to support natural gas prices?
Into the Futures – February 2, 2015
The jobs number along with earnings is certain to keep volatility high as we enter the week.
• Mixed earnings have caused extreme movements in the E-mini and S&P.
• Will crude oil follow through after an 8% move higher on Friday?
• Can gold hold the $1250 level and move toward recent highs?
• The coldest weather of the season will invade the northeast this week; will it be enough to rally natural gas prices?
Into the Futures – January 26, 2015
The ECB, earnings, a new Saudi King and a nor’easter will dominate headlines this week.
• Which will matter most to equity investors this week, ECB action or earnings?
• Does the appointment of a new King mean the Saudi’s will change their stance on production?
• Gold settled below $1300, the ECB has acted and the Greek elections are over has gold lost the catalysts to take it higher?
• This winter is slowly starting to resemble last years in that the cold is settling in later in the season.
Into the Futures – January 20, 2015
Oil, earnings and the ECB will be the big three on trader’s radar this week.
• Can crude oil hold the price gains it made at the end of last week?
• Will the ECB embark on a larger path of easing?
• Where is the top in the recent gold rally?
• Will temperatures be cold enough to support natural gas prices?