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    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… […]

    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, […]

    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. […]

    Contango histogram 2: Correct, incorrect and completely wrong approach to it

    28 Jun 2018

    A recent article on the contango histogram has brought many comments. One of our readers, Adam, wrote a very good comment directly under the article. He asks what is the right way to compare the true value of the spread with historical results. This is a really good question, and at the same time a […]

    Profit from the state of the market

    19 Jun 2018

    If you trade an event, you have to be right nearly about everything, not just the market situation. Your timing has to be perfect, which is not always the case. Fortunately, there is an easier way how to trade. Instead of trading the event, you can trade the state of the market! Let’s take a […]

    Analyzing contango histogram: Are you doing it correctly?

    6 Jun 2018

    We have added the contango histogram to the SpreadCharts two years ago. At that time, it was a great innovation that, as expected, kicked out a huge interest of traders. I have also explained our histogram in my articles. Histogram has become a helpful tool for many traders, which is of course a great pleasure […]

    Gas: Speculators vs. hedgers: Who’s right?

    23 May 2018

    I have been receiving a lot of questions about the gas lately. Some bear spreads are very tempting due to very favorable seasonality. But there is one problem – COT analysis. Both groups of market participants suggest a different sentiment. That’s why some traders are confused. Which market participants we should actually believe? Today I […]