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Ag Hedge: Corn, China, and the USDA

Posted on 3/29/2016 7:49:34 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 


Ag Hedge: Corn, China, and the USDA

Ahead of the USDA report this week, China will let the market dictate Corn prices.

 

Fundamentally, China is one of the worlds largest Corn producers, producing roughly 220 million metric tons per year. Its being reported by the official Xinhua News Agency that the communist regime will end the stockpiling of Corn and let the market dictate prices. This after about eight years of growing and storing Corn to the point where there is a glut. 

We also have the USDA report later this week on Thursday, the 30th. This report will show us the prospective plantings as well as grain stocks as we head into this years planting season. The last several reports have yet to have a real lasting effect on prices as we continue to remain sub $4/bushel in CBOT Corn.  

Technically, my support area in the Corn has held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel. Its a small victory for each day the market stays above this support. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading).

 These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

 

In addition to where support is, on the monthly chart below these indicators show me that the market has been in a consolidating range and has appeared to run out of sellers. While past performance is not indicative of futures results, when we had such short candlesticks back in 2010 the market popped and rallied more than $4.50/bushel from a low of roughly $3.25/bushel in May to a high of about $7.80/bushel in April. Many farmers Im sure would welcome a move like that.

 

 

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

Ag Hedge-

One strategy that could be used here to allow farmers to sell their current cash crops could be buying bull call spreads.

For exact details on this strategy, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

CME Options On Futures: The Basics: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Opportunity is missed by most people because its dressed in overalls and looks like work." -Thomas Edison

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: Unleaded Gas Exports Remain Strong

Posted on 3/25/2016 12:03:00 PM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: Unleaded Gas Exports Remain Strong

According to Energy Information Agency (EIA), motor gasoline exports are surging.

 

Fundamentally, we are seeing demand for Motor gasoline strong on two fronts, domestically and abroad. Domestically, Hightower reports that demand for Unleaded Gasoline is outpacing last year by more than 7% for the last four weeks. Abroad, the Energy Information Agency or EIA which is the government reporting body, stated that, "Motor gasoline was the second-largest U.S. petroleum product export in 2015, averaging 618,000 b/d and exported to 102 different countries, up 68,000 b/d from 2014". The big consumers here were Mexico, Central and South America, and Africa.

This is evident by the fact that the EIA reported a larger than expected dip in supplies this week by more than 4 million barrels. While overall supplies are still large, I expect this trend of strong demand to continue as we chew into stockpiles in the coming days and weeks.

 

MOVING AVERAGE FORMULAS AND STRATEGY GUIDE:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=3&ap=mmckinne

 

Technically, on the daily chart below I have placed my favorite technical indicators.  I call this combination of indicators the "10/20/50/BB/ Trend Finder" strategy. They are the 10 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, red line), the 20 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, green line), and the 50 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, royal blue line). I have also added the Bollinger Bands (BBs, light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (red and green bars with the wicks).

 

On the daily chart above my favorite indicators show me that we are in a principal trend up which is the strongest form of an upward trend that my favorite indicators can show me. This occurs when the 10 day SMA crosses up and over the 20 day SMA as both indicators are pointing up on the chart and the market trades above the 10 day SMA. 

I figured this out by placing my favorite indicators on the charts and studying them which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

 

Option Play:  

A potential play here could be a 3 to 1 ratio strategy with call spreads vs. a put.

For exact details on this strategy and  others including risk, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com. In addition, I am by no means "married" to a market. I like to make trade recommendations to my clients in the direction of the existing trend whether the market be the precious metals, currencies, financials, softs, or grains.

 

CME Options On Futures: The Basics: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" -B.B. King

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS COMMISSIONS.


Options Play: Soybean Sentiment Shifted

Posted on 3/23/2016 11:49:15 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

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TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: Soybean Sentiment Shifted

Sentiment in the Soybean market has finally shifted bullish.

We have seen a pretty nice spring rally so far here in May Beans as prices rallied from a low of $8.57/bushel on March 3rd to a high of $9.14/bushel on March 22nd. For those of you that Ive talked to, you know who you are, this .57 cent move wasnt a surprise. If you havent set your account up and funded it yet, get in touch with me before you get out in the fields so we can put together a plan.

Fundamentally, we still have a lot of Bean supply and this move appears to be short covering. If that is the case, its only logical that after short contracts are covered we could then see traders buy this market and go long. Or they could sell short. However, it was reported by Market Rally radio yesterday that funds are now net long.

Technically, the market has touched resistance on three different time frames. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the daily chart below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options:  

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 

These indicators on the daily chart above tell me that beans are in a PRINCIPAL trend up and they are running into the resistance of the previous high back in December. A PRINCIPAL trend up occurs when the 10 day SMA (red line) crosses up and over the 20 day SMA (green line) and  the market trades above the 10 day SMA. This cross occurred on about March 11th. A PRINCIPAL trend up is the strongest form of an upward trend that my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" can show me.

These indicators on the weekly chart below show me that Soybeans are touching the resistance of the  50 period SMA.

These indicators on the monthly chart below show me that the market is touching the resistance of the 10 period SMA.

I figured this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily chart below and applying these indicators to the chart at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

OPTION PLAY:

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

It is also important to note that I am not married to a market, but to trends. I believe that we are on the verge of lots of upcoming trends. So get in touch with me and Ill show you what could be right around the corner in terms of trending markets and how to trade them with options on futures. There could be upcoming trends in the energies, indices, financials, precious metals, softs and more.

 

CME Options On Futures: The Basics:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

FREE QUOTE- "When you are good at something, youll tell everyone. When youre great at something, theyll tell you." - Walter Payton                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: Unleaded Gas Prices Continue To Rally

Posted on 3/19/2016 8:53:59 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: Unleaded Gas Prices Continue To Rally

 

As prices bounce off of the lows in RBOB, U.S. crude exports are rising and jobs in the oil industry are falling.

 

Fundamentally, RBOB Unleaded Gasoline prices continue to move higher and it would seem like a "no brainer" that prices would continue to rally. I know better. If trading was easy everyone would be rich so its important in my view to take into consideration all the factors, bullish and bearish.

Lets look at the bullish fundamentals of the market. It seems low prices have caused U.S. crude exports to be on the rise. In fact, Bloomberg is reporting that exports are on the move from the U.S. to countries like France, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Panama, and yes China. In addition, we are headed into the summer months and while I firmly believe that there is no such thing as "seasonal" price moves in commodity markets, typically people drive more as the weather gets warmer and increased demand could certainly help higher prices. And finally, there is always the potential  for refinery problems as they ramp up activity converting Crude Oil to Gasoline.

On the bear side, lost jobs cant be good for demand. And this is what we are looking at in the crude industry. Low prices have forced many companies to close their doors and even into bankruptcy. In fact, USA Today reports, "Workers in the industry are feeling the brunt. Oil and gas companies worldwide have publicly announced plans to cut more than 319,000 jobs since late 2014, according to Houston energy consultants Graves & Co.,which tracks layoffs." That sounds like the same ol song and dance. Other bearish fundamentals include large stockpiles and over production by OPEC and non OPEC nations.

 

CME Options On Futures: The Basics: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

 

Technically, on the daily chart below I have placed my favorite technical indicators.  I call this combination of indicators the "10/20/50/BB/ Trend Finder" strategy. They are the 10 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, red line), the 20 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, green line), and the 50 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, royal blue line). I have also added the Bollinger Bands (BBs, light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (red and green bars with the wicks).

 

 

MOVING AVERAGE FORMULAS AND STRATEGY GUIDE:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=3&ap=mmckinne

 

On the daily chart above my favorite indicators show me that we are in a principal trend up which is the strongest form of an upward trend that my favorite indicators can show me. This occurs when the 10 day SMA crosses up and over the 20 day SMA as both indicators are pointing up on the chart and the market trades above the 10 day SMA. 

I figured this out by placing my favorite indicators on the charts and studying them which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

 

Option Play:  

A potential play here could be a 3 to 1 ratio strategy with call spreads vs. a put.

For exact details on this strategy and  others including risk, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com. In addition, I am by no means "married" to a market. I like to make trade recommendations to my clients in the direction of the existing trend whether the market be the precious metals, currencies, financials, softs, or grains.

 

25 Option Strategies:  http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" -B.B. King

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS COMMISSIONS.


Ag Hedge: Is The Corn Market Running Out Of Sellers?

Posted on 3/17/2016 6:39:37 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 


Ag Hedge: Is The Corn Market Running Out Of Sellers?

 

After looking at the long term monthly charts in the Corn market, it would appear that the market has run out of sellers.

 

Fundamentally, with all the talk of trend following funds holding a record net short position in the Corn, it would seem that the market could be poised to make a push higher. Although for now, the Corn market continues to remain range bound. Since November we have basically seen a bottom of around $3.50/bushel and a high of roughly $3.75 to $3.80/bushel. Maybe with the continued tight trading range and the technically oversold condition we will finally see the market rally in the Corn.

 

Technically, my support area in the Corn has held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel. Its a small victory for each day the market stays above this support. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading).

 These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

 

In addition to where support is, on the monthly chart below these indicators show me that the market has been in a consolidating range and has appeared to run out of sellers. While past performance is not indicative of futures results, when we had such short candlesticks back in 2010 the market popped and rallied more than $4.50/bushel from a low of roughly $3.25/bushel in May to a high of about $7.80/bushel in April. Many farmers Im sure would welcome a move like that.

 

 

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

AG HEDGE-

One strategy that could be used here to allow farmers to sell their current cash crops could be buying bull call spreads.

For details on this strategy, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot people, but I dont talk about it or brag about it because that is between God and me, and Im no better than anyone else in Gods sight." - Peyton Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Option Play: RBOB Unleaded Gas Busts Through Resistance

Posted on 3/10/2016 8:39:40 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Option Play: RBOB Unleaded Gas Busts Through Resistance

RBOB Unleaded Gasoline has forged its way higher on a weekly report that showed supplies are dwindling slightly.

 

 

Fundamentally, as we head into the peak driving season RBOB Unleaded Gasoline has rallied on the latest supply data that showed weekly inventories dropped by 4.56 million barrels. This according to Energy Information Agency (EIA) which reports on supplies of Crude Oil, RBOB Unleaded Gasoline, and Distillate Products which include Heating Oil and Diesel.  This weekly report typically hits the wire service on Wednesday mornings. On the demand side, Hightower is reporting that consumption over the last four weeks is up 7.01% currently as compared to a year ago. Im of the belief that we could see a 15-20 cent rally in prices from here and that demand would still remain strong.

CME Options On Futures: The Basics: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

 

Technically, on the daily chart below I have placed my favorite technical indicators.  I call this combination of indicators the "10/20/50/BB/ Trend Finder" strategy. They are the 10 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, red line), the 20 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, green line), and the 50 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, royal blue line). I have also added the Bollinger Bands (BBs, light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (red and green bars with the wicks).

 

 

MOVING AVERAGE FORMULAS AND STRATEGY GUIDE:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=3&ap=mmckinne

 

On the daily chart above my favorite indicators show me that we are in a principal trend up which is the strongest form of an upward trend that my favorite indicators can show me. This occurs when the 10 day SMA crosses up and over the 20 day SMA as both indicators are pointing up on the chart and the market trades above the 10 day SMA.  

I figured this out by placing my favorite indicators on the charts and studying them which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 80% of all my research from most of the time. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

 

Option Play:  

A potential play here could be a 3 to 1 ratio strategy with call spreads vs. a put.

For exact details on this strategy and  others including risk, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com. In addition, I am by no means "married" to a market. I like to make trade recommendations to my clients in the direction of the existing trend whether the market be the precious metals, currencies, financials, softs, or grains.

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" -B.B. King

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS COMMISSIONS.


AG HEDGE- Corn Re-Tests Critical Support Again

Posted on 3/10/2016 7:45:50 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 


AG HEDGE- Corn Re-Tests Critical Support Again

 

California floods due to El-Nino, a sign of things to come for the Corn?

 

Fundamentally, Corn supplies are in abundance and demand is fairly weak. The market in my view is just waiting for that "event" that will cause prices to pop. That "event" could be El-Nino. Caliornia just came out of a draught with a major flood that so far has taken the life of one. This type of extreme weather is what the Corn market desperately needs. Maybe we will see weather conditions that will cause planting delays. I look for the market to get help from the supply side as opposed to the demand side. However, if we look at El-Nino weather was favorable and we had record crops. El-Nino produced high yields as well.

 

Technically, my support area in the Corn has held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel. Its a small victory for each day the market stays above this support. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily chart above tell me Corn re-tested the low. On the monthly chart below these indicators show me that the market has been in a consolidating range and has appeared to run out of sellers.

 

 

 

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

AG HEDGE-

One strategy that could be used here to allow farmers to sell their current cash crops could be buying bull call spreads.

For exact details on this strategy, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot people, but I dont talk about it or brag about it because that is between God and me, and Im no better than anyone else in Gods sight." - Peyton Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Option Play: Crude Prepared For Short Term Rally

Posted on 3/10/2016 7:43:22 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Option Play: Crude Prepared For Short Term Rally

 

The Crude Oil market could be poised for the next leg up despite lingering supplies.

 

Fundamentally, there are few different developments that could help balance supply and demand in the Crude Oil market. Many companies will spend less on new drilling and exploration as they announced some new budget cuts this past week. Also, over the last several weeks there has been a plethora of oil companies filing bankruptcy and going out of business due to low prices. Another bullish factor is that the most recent unemployment data showed an unexpected uptick in job growth and that could help with consumption as commuters drive to work. Finally, there is a scheduled meeting between OPEC and non OPEC nations on March 20th in Moscow to collaborate on freezing production. However, despite all of these bullish factors we are still sitting on massive supplies, some of the highest in 80 years.


CME Options On Futures: The Basics: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

 

Technically, on the daily chart below I have placed my favorite technical indicators.  I call this combination of indicators the "10/20/50/BB/ Trend Finder" strategy. They are the 10 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, red line), the 20 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, green line), and the 50 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, royal blue line). I have also added the Bollinger Bands (BBs, light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (red and green bars with the wicks).

 

 

MOVING AVERAGE FORMULAS AND STRATEGY GUIDE:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=3&ap=mmckinne

 

On the daily chart above my favorite indicators show me that we are in a principal trend up which is the strongest form of an upward trend that my favorite indicators can show me. This occurs when the 10 day SMA crosses up and over the 20 day SMA as both indicators are pointing up on the chart and the market trades above the 10 day SMA.  

I figured this out by placing my favorite indicators on the charts and studying them which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 80% of all my research from most of the time. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

 

Option Play:  

A potential play here could be a 3 to 1 ratio strategy with call spreads vs. a put.

For exact details on this strategy and  others including risk, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com. In addition, I am by no means "married" to a market. I like to make trade recommendations to my clients in the direction of the existing trend whether the market be the precious metals, currencies, financials, softs, or grains..

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" -B.B. King

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS COMMISSIONS.


AG HEDGE- Corn Re-Tests Critical Support Again

Posted on 3/6/2016 7:44:18 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 


AG HEDGE- Corn Re-Tests Critical Support Again

 

California floods due to El-Nino, a sign of things to come for the Corn?

 

Fundamentally, Corn supplies are in abundance and demand is fairly weak. The market in my view is just waiting for that "event" that will cause prices to pop. That "event" could be El-Nino. Caliornia just came out of a draught with a major flood that so far has taken the life of one. This type of extreme weather is what the Corn market desperately needs. Maybe we will see weather conditions that will cause planting delays. I look for the market to get help from the supply side as opposed to the demand side. However, if we look at El-Nino weather was favorable and we had record crops. El-Nino produced high yields as well.

 

Technically, my support area in the Corn has held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel. Its a small victory for each day the market stays above this support. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily chart above tell me Corn re-tested the low. On the monthly chart below these indicators show me that the market has been in a consolidating range and has appeared to run out of sellers.

 

 

 

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

AG HEDGE-

One strategy that could be used here to allow farmers to sell their current cash crops could be buying bull call spreads.

For exact details on this strategy, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot people, but I dont talk about it or brag about it because that is between God and me, and Im no better than anyone else in Gods sight." - Peyton Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: Bears Control Euro For Now

Posted on 3/3/2016 8:07:20 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 


Options Play: Bears Control Euro For Now

 

After a pretty quick sell-off, it looks like the Euro could be ready for another leg down. 


 Fundamentally, consumer confidence in the Euro Zone fell to 105 in January from 106.7 in December. This reading by the European Commission in Brussels is the lowest in 5 months. The poor reading according to Mario Drahgi could be caused by volatile market conditions. This reading by definition, measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. A high level of consumer confidence can stimulate economic expansion, while a low level of consumer confidence can lead to an economic downturn. Typically, a high level is bullish for the market and a low level is bearish.

 

Technically, the Euro has been selling off and could be in the process of a much larger downward trend. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

These indicators on the daily chart tell me that the Euro is in a short term downward trend and maybe on the verge of a "Super-Trend" lower. A "Super-Trend" down is the strongest form of a downward trend that my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" can show. This occurs when the 10 day SMA crosses down and under the 20 day SMA and both indicators are pointing lower on the chart while the market itself is trading below the 10 day SMA. This could be starting because we have the cross of the 10 day SMA down and under the 20 day SMA.

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

Options Play:

One strategy that I encourage clients to employ is a 3 to 1 options play. If we are bullish for every 3 calls that we put on we will put on 1 put and if we are bearish for every 3 puts that we put on we will put on 1 call. Its a type of weighted hedge strategy that can work well if markets are moving.

For exact details on months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play; How Low Will The Euro Go?

Posted on 2/27/2016 10:50:47 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 


Options Play: How Low Will The Euro Go?

 

After a pretty quick sell-off, it looks like the Euro could be ready for another leg down. 


 Fundamentally, consumer confidence in the Euro Zone fell to 105 in January from 106.7 in December. This reading by the European Commission in Brussels is the lowest in 5 months. The poor reading according to Mario Drahgi could be caused by volatile market conditions. This reading by definition, measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. A high level of consumer confidence can stimulate economic expansion, while a low level of consumer confidence can lead to an economic downturn. Typically, a high level is bullish for the market and a low level is bearish.

 

Technically, the Euro has been selling off and could be in the process of a much larger downward trend. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

These indicators on the daily chart tell me that the Euro is in a short term downward trend and maybe on the verge of a "Super-Trend" lower. A "Super-Trend" down is the strongest form of a downward trend that my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" can show. This occurs when the 10 day SMA crosses down and under the 20 day SMA and both indicators are pointing lower on the chart while the market itself is trading below the 10 day SMA. This could be starting because we have the cross of the 10 day SMA down and under the 20 day SMA.

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

Options Play:

One strategy that I encourage clients to employ is a 3 to 1 options play. If we are bullish for every 3 calls that we put on we will put on 1 put and if we are bearish for every 3 puts that we put on we will put on 1 call. Its a type of weighted hedge strategy that can work well if markets are moving.

For exact details on months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


AG HEDGE- Corn and Beans Hold, For Now

Posted on 2/24/2016 7:28:35 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 


AG HEDGE- Corn and Beans Hold, For Now

 

More sellers are coming out of the woodwork in the Corn and Beans.

 

Fundamentally, with the over supply of grains here in the U.S. and not many international buyers coming in right now the Corn and Soybeans are retesting critical support areas. In my book, each day that goes by with Corn above $3.50/bushel and Soybeans above $4.50/bushel is a small victory for prices. While many believe that the Corn and Beans are getting ready for another leg down, Im from the camp that the big sellers are exhausted in these markets.

 

Technically, my support areas in both the Corn and Beans have held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel and in the Beans $8.50/bushel and over the last several days we have tested these areas many times and held. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

 

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily charts tell me that Soybeans and Corn are in a sideways trading range and the markets seem to be building a base. This is fairly easy to determine as all of the indicators in my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" are pointing sideways. The big question then is, are these markets building a base to move higher or lower?

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

AG HEDGE-

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot people, but I dont talk about it or brag about it because that is between God and me, and Im no better than anyone else in Gods sight." - Peyton Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: The Crude Freeze

Posted on 2/19/2016 1:22:25 PM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: The Crude Freeze

After comments by major world producers, is the freeze on or not?

 

Fundamentally, earlier in the week Crude Oil futures poised a slight rally off of the lows after Russia and Saudi Arabia, two of the worlds largest producers, stated they would freeze production. I had to think to myself, another ploy to spike prices? Today Russia recanted. With supplies at record levels here in the U.S., Russia is stating that they may not be able to enforce the freeze. Hey at least they are being truthful.

Crude rallied on Friday for the first time in three days on this news. In the past OPEC, which Saudi Arabia is the cartels largest producer, hasnt been able to stick to supply cuts. Thats why OPEC is famous for so called cheating. One has to wonder if Russia admittingly will not be able to freeze production, will Saudi Arabia even try? Let the cheating begin.


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Technically, on the daily chart below I have placed my favorite technical indicators.  I call this combination of indicators the "10/20/50/BB/ Trend Finder" strategy. They are the 10 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, red line), the 20 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, green line), and the 50 day Simple Moving Average (SMA, royal blue line). I have also added the Bollinger Bands (BBs, light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (red and green bars with the wicks).

 

 

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On the daily chart above, for the moment it appears the sell off is over and the April Crude Oil market in the short term is in a range for now building a base. This is indicated to me by the 10 and 20 day SMAs pointing sideways. In the medium term the market is still in a downward trend. This is indicated to me by the 50 day SMA pointing on a slope down and the market trading below the indicator.

I figured this out by placing my favorite indicators on the charts and studying them which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 80% of all my research from most of the time. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

 

Option Play:  

For exact details on other types of trading strategies, risk, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com. In addition, I am by no means "married" to a market. I like to make trade recommendations to my clients in the direction of the existing trend whether the market be the precious metals, currencies, financials, softs, or grains..

 

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FREE QUOTE- "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" -B.B. King

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS COMMISSIONS.


Ag Hedge: Most Critical Area For Corn, Beans

Posted on 2/16/2016 7:48:14 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Ag Hedge: Most Critical Area For Corn, Beans

In my view we stand at a critical price point on the daily chart in the Corn and Beans.

Fundamentally, according to Hightower, trend-following funds are net short the Corn market over 100,000 contracts and net short the Bean market more than 80,000 contracts. What does this means for prices? Well it means that at some point they will have to BUY those contracts back and go flat in order to cover their shorts. That to me is bullish by nature. Although it would be better if these trend-following funds became new buyers coming into the market to go long, well take what we can get.

 

Technically, my support areas in both the Corn and Beans continue to be tested and I cant help but think we are playing with fire. If these areas hold I believe we will go on to make substantially higher prices. However if they dont, Im not sure were the bottom will come in. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel and in the Beans $8.50/bushel and over the last several days we have tested these areas many times and held. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

 

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily charts tell me that Soybeans and Corn are in a sideways trading range and the markets seem to be building a base. This is fairly easy to determine as all of the indicators in my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" are pointing sideways. The big question then is, are these markets building a base to move higher or lower?

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

Ag Hedge:

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot people, but I dont talk about it or brag about it because that is between God and me, and Im no better than anyone else in Gods sight." - Peyton Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


AG HEDGE- Corn and Beans Hold

Posted on 2/10/2016 11:46:54 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

AG HEDGE- Corn and Beans Hold

On the heels of an underwhelming USDA report this week, grains held at critical support.

Fundamentally, the USDA report yesterday wasnt enough to send Corn and Beans higher nor was enough to send them lower. With the report numbers for Corn and Beans coming in line with expectations and Wheat looking a bit more bearish I will look to the USD Index as the outside market that causes prices to move up.

 

Technically, my support areas in both the Corn and Beans have held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel and in the Beans $8.50/bushel and over the last several days we have tested these areas many times and held. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

 

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily charts tell me that Soybeans and Corn are in a sideways trading range and the markets seem to be building a base. This is fairly easy to determine as all of the indicators in my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" are pointing sideways. The big question then is, are these markets building a base to move higher or lower?

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

AG HEDGE-

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot people, but I dont talk about it or brag about it because that is between God and me, and Im no better than anyone else in Gods sight." - Peyton Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: Corn, Soybeans, and the Report

Posted on 2/7/2016 9:48:12 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: Corn, Soybeans, and the Report

What fundamental "event" will cause higher grain prices?

 

Fundamentally, maybe the upcoming USDA supply/demand and crop production report will be that fundamental "event" that causes higher prices. Remember when it comes to the report the determining factor usually lies in the expectations. Maybe it will be a lower USD Index. Lately, the USD Index has had a pretty violent sell-off causing an abrupt change in trend to the downside according to my favorite technical indicators. Maybe it will be increased demand from China. Although poor recent economic data and increased domestic production would make that unlikely. Maybe it will be El Nino/La La Nina weather patterns. Although the forecast for harvest in South America is still favorable, we have already seen some pretty eratic and unpredictable weather up to this point in 2016. Which one of these fundamental "events" will it be that causes grain prices to go higher? Will it be a combination of them? Will it be something different? Or will it be none at all?

 

 

Technically, my support areas in both the Corn and Beans have held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel and in the Beans $8.50/bushel and over the last several days we have tested these areas many times and held. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

  

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options:

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily charts tell me that Soybeans and Corn are in a sideways trading range and the markets seem to be building a base. This is fairly easy to determine as all of the indicators in my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" are pointing sideways. The big question then is, are these markets building a base to move higher or lower?

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

OPTION PLAY:

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

It is also important to note that I am not married to a market, but to trends. I believe that we are on the verge of lots of upcoming trends. So get in touch with me and Ill show you what could be right around the corner in terms of trending markets and how to trade them with options on futures. There could be upcoming trends in the energies, indices, financials, precious metals, softs and more.

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "I pray every night, sometimes long prayers about a lot of things and a lot people, but I dont talk about it or brag about it because that is between God and me, and Im no better than anyone else in Gods sight." - Peyton Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Ag Hedge: Higher CBOT Wheat Prices and Ergot.

Posted on 2/3/2016 8:16:57 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Ag Hedge: Higher CBOT Wheat Prices and Ergot.

After holding critical support it looks as if the Wheat market could bounce up.

 

Fundamentally, prices in the Wheat market could be impacted by Egypts new requirements. Egypt, the worlds number one purchaser of Wheat, has imposed some requirements on the Wheat they will buy. It must be completely absent of Ergot. Ergot is a fungus that produces alkaloids that can cause ergotism in humans and mammals. From what I can tell its one nasty disease that can cause major anxiety, vertigo, and psychosis. Physically, it can cause gangrene.

 

Since Egyptians consume a lot of bread I can certainly understand why they would not want to mess around with this disease, although if these requirements cause an issue with supply coming into the country we could see a different sort of problem in Egypt. In the past there have been riots and major social unrest as a result of price increases in Bread. Personally I would rather run the risk of riots and social unrest than face on outbreak of ergotism. In the end, the impact that this will have on prices remains to be seen.

 

Technically, my support area in CBOT Wheat has held to my satisfaction. My major support area in this market was at about $4.60/bushel. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the chart below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

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http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=7&ap=mmckinne

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily chart tell me that the CBOT Wheat is in an upward trend and poised to make a big move higher. This is fairly easy to determine as 3 out of 5 of the indicators in my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" are pointing up and the market is trading above the 10 and 20 SMAs.

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily chart above and applying these indicators to the chart at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

Ag Hedge Recco:

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com . It is important to note that each farming operation is different and there is not a one size fits all.

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!" -B.B. King

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: When Will Corn And Beans Break Out?

Posted on 2/1/2016 9:39:00 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: When Will Corn And Beans Break Out?

As a broker of several years I say "when" because its just a matter of time before Beans and Corn break out.

Fundamentally, in the grain markets it would seem that supply is greater than demand and that is making it difficult for the grain markets to break out to the upside. I believe that its just a matter of time before we see higher prices in Corn and Beans though. The question is- what will cause this? I would bank on El Nino 2016 to be the prominent factor in pushing Beans above $9/bushel and Corn above $4/bushel. The problem with that is here in the U.S. weather problems could not possibly have an impact until planting season several months down the road. However, in South America we could see problems sooner rather than later. Because if one thing is for sure its that this El Nino has caused very unpredictable weather patterns. From 50 degrees in February in Chicago to 115 mile an hour winds and thunderstorms in southern California. So Im looking on the bright side of El Nino 2016 and how it can help prices move higher. Call me an optimist.

 

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options:

 http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 

Technically, my support areas in both the Corn and Beans have held to my satisfaction. My major support area in the Corn market is $3.50/bushel and in the Beans $8.50/bushel and over the last several days we have tested these areas many times and held. I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

 

For our report on The 50 most common reasons traders lose money click here: 

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=7&ap=mmckinne

 

In addition to were support is, these indicators on the daily charts tell me that Soybeans and Corn are in a sideways trading range and the market seems to be building a base. This is fairly easy to determine as all of the indicators in my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" are pointing sideways. The big question then is, are these markets building a base to move higher or lower?

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and charts above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

OPTION PLAY:

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

It is also important to note that I am not married to a market, but to trends. I believe that we are on the verge of lots of upcoming trends. So get in touch with me and Ill show you what could be right around the corner in terms of trending markets and how to trade them with options on futures. There could be upcoming trends in the energies, indices, financials, precious metals, softs and more.

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "When you are good at something, youll tell everyone. When youre great at something, theyll tell you." - Walter Payton

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: More Pressure On Soybean Prices?

Posted on 11/27/2015 11:28:27 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: More Pressure On Soybean Prices?

Its hard to believe we are only about $1/bushel away from the lows of the Great Recession in the soybean market.

Fundamentally, when I study this soybean market it is very hard to for me to believe where prices are right now and that we are only about a $1/bushel away from the lows of 2008. There are many forces putting pressure on commodities right now and the soybean market is not immune. While prices mirror those of the Great Recession the overall fear and worry of these times does not. Its makes me wonder if low prices are here to stay. There are any number of outside forces that could continue to keep soybean prices low.

Here are a few-

1. The end of quantitative easing and the start of rising rates.

2. Lower demand from the Chinese, our number one customer, due to a slowing economy.

3. The rising U. S. Dollar Index.

4. The end of taxation on Argentinean grains.

 

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 Technically, I have added my favorite technical indicators to the chart below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

These indicators on the daily chart below tell me that soybeans are in a sideways trading range and the market seems to be building a base. This is fairly easy to determine as all of the indicators in my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" are pointing sideways. The big question then is, are soybeans building a base to move higher or lower? So I can get a better picture of where prices are going I put the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder"  indicators on a monthly chart so I can see where the long term trend is.

 

For our report on The 50 most common reasons traders lose money click here: 

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=7&ap=mmckinne

 

DAILY SOYBEAN CHART

 

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options:

 http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

On the monthly chart below the "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" tells me that we are in a PRINCIPAL trend lower which is the strongest form of a trend that these indicators can show. If you look at the chart you will see that the  10 (red line), 20 (green line), and 50 (blue line) period SMAs are all pointing lower and the market is trading below the 10 period SMA. The Bollinger Bands are also pointing on a downward slope. This tells me that the long term trend in the soybean market is lower.

I figured all this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily and monthly charts above and below and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

MONTHLY SOYBEAN CHART

 

 

OPTION PLAY:

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

It is also important to note that I am not married to a market, but to trends. I believe that we are on the verge of lots of upcoming trends. So get in touch with me and Ill show you what could be right around the corner in terms of trending markets and how to trade them with options on futures. There could be upcoming trends in the energies, indices, financials, precious metals, softs and more.

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "When you are good at something, youll tell everyone. When youre great at something, theyll tell you." - Walter Payton

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


Options Play: Soybeans build a base before elections

Posted on 11/21/2015 10:33:32 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: Soybeans build a base before elections

As we wait for the results of the Argentinean presidential election soybean futures have built a solid base.

 

Fundamentally, this Argentinean presidential election could be more bearish for the soybean market than most expect. However, it may not be right away. Both candidates Mauricio Macri and Daniel Scioli vow to lower taxes on grains and IF they follow through then we could see Argentinean farmers unload a good amount of beans onto the market. In my opinion, I need to see follow through on this age old taxation policy that means an enormous amount of revenue for the country as a whole. Despite who wins on Sunday, there are more questions than answers. Like, can either man be trusted for his word? Where will the country of Argentina find the money to replace what is lost by the current tax? If the the tax is lowered, by how much???? These are just a few of the questions. So despite who wins on Sunday there is still more to be revealed before prices make a big jump or fall I believe. Unless the winner immediately makes an announcement about the specifics of the tax plan, but I just dont see that happening. So we will see.

Options on Beans for People Who Dont Know Beans About Options: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=8&ap=mmckinne

 Technically, I have added my favorite technical indicators to the chart below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line) day Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candle stick wicks, and on this daily chart each bar represents one day of trading). These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

These indicators on the daily chart below tell me that beans are in a PRINCIPAL trend down, but the market is bumping right up to the resistance of the 10 day SMA. This occurs when the 10 day SMA (red line) crosses down and under the 20 day SMA (green line) and  the market trades below the 10 day SMA. This cross occurred on 10/30/15, but the 20 day SMA didnt start to point lower until 11/6/15 and thats when I got the sell signal and the PRINCIPAL trend down started. A PRINCIPAL trend down is the strongest form of a downward trend that my "10/20/50/BB Trend-Finder" can show me.

I figured this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the daily chart below and applying these indicators to the chart at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne , which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 15 years. So if Im using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes? 

 

For our report on The 50 most common reasons traders lose money click here: 

http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=7&ap=mmckinne

 

DAILY SOYBEAN CHART

 

OPTION PLAY:

For exact details on strategies, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 or mmckinney@zaner.com .

It is also important to note that I am not married to a market, but to trends. I believe that we are on the verge of lots of upcoming trends. So get in touch with me and Ill show you what could be right around the corner in terms of trending markets and how to trade them with options on futures. There could be upcoming trends in the energies, indices, financials, precious metals, softs and more.

 

25 Option Strategies: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=11&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "When you are good at something, youll tell everyone. When youre great at something, theyll tell you." - Walter Payton

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTIONS STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURES PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

 

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


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