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The calm in grains will likely end today

8 Feb 2019

Grains are very calm since the autumn last year. This is not unusual after the American harvest. The weather ceases to have any influence on prices and unless some catastrophic weather hits South America. Demand and especially the exports are the only force left to move the market. However, the decrease in volatility over the […]

There won’t be fresh COT data anytime soon

31 Jan 2019

Everybody who trades commodities or futures on currencies, indices or volatility knows that there haven’t been published any new Commitments of Traders data from Dec 22nd, 2018 to Jan 25, 2019 due to the US government shutdown. We informed you in time about this on our twitter… You can find the whole article HERE.  

What strategy to choose for oil & gas in 2019

11 Jan 2019

Crude oil is undergoing a bounce, but should remain under pressure for the rest of 2019…this is what we have predicted in the last issue of the Spread report our premium subscribers received on the New Year’s Eve. Today, I will take a closer look at the situation in crude oil and also mention natural […]

New seasonal uncertainty calculation on SpreadCharts

31 Oct 2018

Seasonality analysis is a great tool. Many people, however, use it incorrectly. Their approach is too dogmatic as they time their trades with a daily precision, based on the seasonal average curves. Albeit useful, seasonality gives us only a limited knowledge about the current state of the market. It only shows us past trend over […]

Bear spreads in corn will become even more profitable

1 Oct 2018

At the end of next year (2019), the CME Group will raise storage rates in corn and soybeans futures contracts from 0.165 of one cent per bushel per day to 0.265 of one cent per bushel per day. The change will take effect… You can find the whole article HERE.

VSR model for KC HRW wheat

14 Sep 2018

I’d like to share with you some recent news from SpreadCharts. We’ve been working on quite a few things, but the most significant change occurred in the way we store data. We finally got rid of the last bit of SQL type databases on our data server. Some of the charts have become even faster… […]

Option trading in practice – Weeks 14 and 15

16 Aug 2018

Dear Readers and Traders, in this article I want to summarize our gas trading activities, show you the changes in the portfolio as well as the conclusions we have made in our models regarding the temperature adjusted balance between supply and demand. Also, I would like to thank you for a number of very good […]

StrategyQuant X – as fast as a Ferrari or as slow as a Trabant?

14 Aug 2018

Today’s article got a little “tabloid” title, because I have started the speed testing and I did not know how it will end up.       On Friday, August 10, 2018, we released a new version of StrategyQuant – build 108 (downloadable for full license owners HERE), where we managed to significantly increase the […]

What’s behind the growth of Tesla motors shares (TSLA)

13 Aug 2018

Tesla’s share trading had been suspended on last Monday for one hour, as the share price jumped by 11% to $ 382. The reason was the announcement by E. Musk about a possible withdrawal of Tesla’s shares from the market.       E. Musk has set the price to $ 420 per share, for […]

Automated trading systems based on artificial intelligence

7 Aug 2018

Today, I have an interesting topic for you, and the topic is artificial intelligence. The article will be a little longer, so I’ll split it into more parts:     Introduction What is artificial intelligence and what we can imagine under this name What, on the contrary, is not artificial intelligence How does artificial intelligence […]