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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.  

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… […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commodity spreads 14: What is seasonality?

16 May 2018

After thirteen parts of the spread series, we have the perfect base for trading commodity spreads. Now we can go to the specific analyzes I use when selecting the right trade. In the last part I have partly started with seasonality and I will continue with it also today. There is no doubt seasonality is […]

Commodity spreads 13: How to correctly build an interdelivery spread

20 Apr 2018

In today’s part of our series, I would like to basically sum up everything we have discussed so far. We will look in detail at the very popular corn market and the spreads that can be traded here. We will find out which combinations of spreads will be the most advantageous in our case. You […]

Commodity spreads 12: How can you earn on non-trending markets?

14 Mar 2018

You may think that this is not possible when you are reading the headline of this article. Something that does not move cannot make you money. But it is really possible, when it comes to interdelivery spreads. Of course, it is necessary to fully understand the principle of spread behavior as well as the structure […]

Commodity spreads 10: Bull spreads vs. bear spreads

14 Feb 2018

If you have get to this lesson and all the previous ones are clear to you, please accept my congratulation. Now you are ready to create your own spread without any help. In the last part of the series, I have revealed that the spot price acts as a magnet on the term structure and […]

Commodity spreads 9: Spot price

7 Feb 2018

In the last part of our spread series, I have made a teaser for spread building. However, I have realized, that we haven´t understood yet one very important thing – the convergence of futures contracts to the spot price. This is a key element to understand the direction of the spread movement. You can find […]

Commodity spreads 8: How it is possible that the spreads are changing?

31 Jan 2018

In the last part of our series, we have explained a very important thing – interdelivery spreads are basically a form of hedging. And thanks to this, we can trade them at a lower risk compared to futures contracts. That’s great. But we still must understand how we can earn from this type of spread? […]