Highlights, Announcements + Trading Levels for 7.27.2023
Posted By:- Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
Bullet Points, Highlights, Announcements
By Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker
As expected, today Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates by 25 basis points. This puts the Federal Funds Rate – the central bank’s key borrowing rate – at a range of 5.25 to 5.50. This is the highest level at which Fed Funds have been set since 2001. The vote was unanimous among the Fed governors to take this latest step in the bank’s efforts to rein in inflation and cool the economy. This increase is the latest in the fed’s months-long effort to rachet up borrowing costs resulting in a reduction in demand for goods, services and labor in the economy.
WTI crude oil has been repeatedly plumbing its lows of the year between $67 and $70 per barrel the entire second quarter. Yesterday it traded within 10 cents of $80.00 per barrel intraday (basis Sept.) to 3-month highs – a solid ±$12 per barrel move this month; a ±$12,000 per contract move. Analysts largely attribute the increase to recently announced output cuts by Saudi Arabia and Russia.
September soybeans traded up 21 ¼ cents today to this crop year’s and life-of-contract highs, closing at $15.56 ½ per bushel. The current rally off it’s late-May lows just above $12.00 per bushel (a ±$17,500 per contract move) reflect the continued sentiment that U.S. soybean crop conditions will continue to deteriorate as harvest approaches.
Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time when it comes to Futures Trading.
Futures Trading Levels
Economic Reports, Source:
This is not a solicitation of any order to buy or sell, but a current market view provided by Cannon Trading Inc. Any statement of facts here in contained are derived from sources believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed as to accuracy, nor they purport to be complete. No responsibility is assumed with respect to any such statement or with respect to any expression of opinion herein contained. Readers are urged to exercise their own judgement in trading.