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This Month's Commodity Futures Trading Commentary & Outlook

Friday, November 2nd, 2018:  Once each month, usually on the first Friday evening, we’ll update our personal weekly commodity trading charts and review them for changes in "net long" or, "net short" holdings between the big commercial commodity traders, large speculators, and the usually uninformed public. This is our professional analysis of "the bigger picture" and current dynamics for each market which provide a spyglass view of the BIG commercial traders and what they are currently doing to influence the futures markets.

As you may already know, insider trading with stocks on Wall Street is very illegal. However, in the commodity trading industry, large/commercial traders MUST report their positions EACH WEEK to the CFTC regulatory body, hence, we monitor them on a weekly basis. Although the futures markets themselves will ultimately provide the most accurate illustration of trend, these (weekly) charts we've identified, serve to forewarn us of the next possible bigger move.

Here are the commodity markets which illustrate their bigger changing picture:

UP Trending Futures Markets: Natural Gas

DOWN Trending Futures Markets: Lumber and Soymeal

All commentary is to be considered opinion pieces and the viewpoint of PTA Publications, Inc.

commodity trading, futures, options, 3-dimensional trading, trend following, currency, agricultural markets, financial

PTA's Commodity Trading Position Recent Results | 9 November 2018 at 1:00pm CST

Market

Date/Price Entered

Date/Price Exit

Points/Cents

Units

Open Profit / (Loss)

Short Dec NYMX Light Sweet Crude Oil 11/05, 6314 11/06, 6234 + 80 1 $785.00
Long Dec IMM e-mini NASDAQ Index 11/06, 6985.75 11/06, 7000.50 + 14.75 1 $280.00
Short Dec NYMX Light Sweet Crude Oil 11/07, 6142 11/07, 6177 - 35 1 ($365)
Long Dec IMM e-mini NASDAQ Index 11/06, 7178.00 11/08, 7205.25 + 27.25 1 $530.00
Short Dec NYMX Light Sweet Crude Oil 11/09, 6077 11/09, 6038 + 39 1 $375.00
Long Dec IMM e-mini NASDAQ Index 11/09, 7062.75 11/09, 7080.00 + 17.25 1 ($360)

HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.

ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.  Trading futures and options involve substantial risk of loss and are not suitable for everyone.

A $7.50 PER SIDE COMMISSION & FEE FOR EACH TRADE HAS BEEN ADDED. COMMISSION & FEES WILL VARY ACCORDING TO EACH SUBSCRIBERS AGREEMENT WITH THEIR BROKER.  TRADES   MARKET DENOTED WITH THE LETTER "s" DESIGNATE PIT-SESSION, OR ELECTRONIC SESSION SETTLEMENT PRICE.

All charting and commodity market quote information courtesy of:

Genesis Financial Technologies

PTA'S AGRICULTURAL MARKETS SAMPLE PORTFOLIO SUGGESTIONS & SUBSCRIPTION FEE'S
If You're Trading Recommended Markets
PTA's best 3-Markets

hard-red winter wheat, sugar #11, cotton #2

PTA's best 4-Markets

hard-red winter wheat, sugar #11, cotton #2, soymeal

PTA's best 5-Markets

hard-red winter wheat, sugar #11, cotton #2, soymeal, corn

PTA's best 7-Markets

hard-red winter wheat, sugar #11, cotton #2, soymeal, corn, soft-red winter wheat and lean hogs (as of April 19th, 2018)

PTA's best 9-Markets

hard-red winter wheat, sugar #11, cotton #2, soymeal, corn, soft-red winter wheat, soybeans, feeder cattle, and lean hogs (as of April 19th, 2018)

"All 6-grains" + Sugar.

hard-red winter wheat, soft-red winter wheat, corn, soybeans, soy oil, soymeal, and sugar #11

PTA's best 11-Markets

hard-red winter wheat, sugar #11, cotton #2, soymeal, corn, soft-red winter wheat, COMEX gold, feeder cattle, lean hogs, soybeans and soybean oil (as of April 19th, 2018)

PTA's best 13-Markets  hard-red winter wheat, sugar #11, cotton #2, soymeal, corn, soft-red winter wheat, COMEX gold, feeder cattle, lean hogs, soybeans, soybean oil, copper, and coffee

PTA's best Financial Markets

light-sweet crude oil, mini-NASDAQ

TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVE SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE.

 

ALL market research for my original work courtesy of:

 Genesis Financial Technologies

 

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