Long And Short Of Short Interest

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Here is a brief review of period-over-period change in short interest in the November 16-30 period in nine S&P 500 sectors. XLB (SPDR materials ETF) In a shooting star session on December 4, XLB (59.51) rose to a new all-time … Continued

US Dollar Index Chirping – Will Last if Non-Commercials Jump Onboard

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The US dollar index (93.44) of late is showing some nice price action.  Will it be enough to lead non-commercials to begin to accumulate net longs in US dollar index futures? A sustained rally can reverberate through a whole host … Continued

US Dollar Index Completes H&S Target, Sits At Fib Support, Nears 2 ½-Year Horizontal Support

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Dollar bulls are staring at yet another opportunity to step up and defend support. The U.S. dollar index rallied 13 percent between 91.88 in May 2016 and 103.82 early January this year, which was the highest since December 2002.  Since … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of December 20, 2016. 10-year note: Ten-year Treasury yields peaked at 15.8 percent in September 1981, then dropping to 1.39 percent by July 2012.  In July this year, those lows were slightly undercut; the … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of December 13, 2016. 10-year note: With the Fed this week having raised by 25 basis points the fed funds target rate to a range of 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent, its conventional … Continued

Dollar Index Breaks Out To 13-Year High – Probably Safe To Fade

Post-Trump victory, the Treasury yield curve has moved up as well as steepened, with the 10-year yield rising 47 basis points to 2.34 percent.  Yields have risen one full point since the July 6th all-time low of 1.34 percent. Inflation … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

The following are futures positions of non-commercials as of June 21, 2016.  Change is week-over-week.  (Please note holdings are prior to non-commercials’ potential Friday reaction post-Brexit win.) 10-year note: There goes any sliver of hope for a rate hike in … Continued

GLD Cash-Secured Put – Willing To Go Long Near Support

Spot gold potentially had an important session on Tuesday.  Since the May 2nd high of $1,306/ounce through Tuesday’s hammer low, the metal gave back eight percent, in the process losing its now-declining 50-day moving average. The Tuesday low likely came … Continued

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