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    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… […]

    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 […]

    A new oil opportunity is here!

    1 Aug 2018

    There is again a new interesting opportunity in oil. The price is currently at almost 4-year high. You often ask: Will this uptrend continue? Or are we already witnessing turn of the trend? There are several interesting factors that could tell us the direction of further development. Especially one effect is crucial to me. So, […]

    Gas: our prediction is working

    25 Jul 2018

    In the recent months gas has been moving according to our expectations. It even follows exactly the price range we have identified at the beginning of this year. There are some fundamental influences that need to be taken into account in the short and long-term horizon. Based on that, we choose an appropriate strategy with […]

    Commodity spreads 15: Why the seasonality is not enough?

    18 Jul 2018

    In the last part of the commodity spreads series, we started with seasonality. Every spread trader should know why it exists, but also know its advantages and disadvantages. At the end of the previous lesson I wrote the sentence: “But the seasonality itself is not enough for me!” Today I will give you few examples […]

    How to catch the Soybean Opportunity?

    11 Jul 2018

    In the last article, I revealed how I have taken the stretched situation on soybean market through the bull spread July-August 2019 (ZSN19-ZSQ19). Today, I will focus on this type of strategy and explain my approach in regard to this opportunity.   Why interdelivery spreads? Interdelivery spreads are very popular. They often keep up the […]

    Dramatic changes on the soybean market

    6 Jul 2018

    Recently, markets are everything but not boring. There are many interesting situations and opportunities I can write about therefore the latest Spread report was also very extensive. Today I decided to analyze the soybean market for you. I consider it currently one of the best long-term opportunities not only within the grains but in general. […]

    530 USD on corn: Detailed analysis of my trade

    4 Jul 2018

    A single corn trade brought me a beautiful $ 530. It is really a good result for a conservative bear spread. You have been asking me how I managed this position, so I decided to describe my approach to it in this article.       Name of the bear spread ZCN19-ZCZ18 tells us that […]