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Trading metal futures? If you are planning to, then it is important to know that in this kind of trading you always have to come prepared. Do your homework and track the indices daily. Take out time and check how metals are doing in different parts of the world.

Take a look at the Eastward market every day. The first markets to open are the Asian ones. Begin your tracking of indices from here. Apart from this you will also have to be regular with reading the business reports. There is much work for you to do before you put your money in metals futures.

Because trading requires one to take out a considerable amount of time for studying and analyzing, and because a lot of people have everything but time, there are traders and brokers. We at Cannon Trading can assist you with trading. If you want to trade yourself, we give you the advice. In short, we are there to help you with whatever you have got. Here we have a category archive that lists some informative blogs on metal futures and trading. Go through these valuable posts to increase your knowledge of metal futures.


NFP Tomorrow, non-farm payrolls + Levels for June 7th Futures

June 6th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Economic Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Metal Futures, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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NFP tomorrow, FOMC Next Week:

By Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker

 

Tomorrow is the first Friday of the month and for traders it marks the release of the Labor Department’s monthly Non-farm payrolls report.  The report is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential measures of the U.S. economy.  It’s released at 7:30 A.M., Central Time.

 

To review, the Labor Dept.’s Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 486,000 individual work sites.  The report excludes farm workers, private household employees, domestic household workers and non-profit organization employees.  The report also includes other detailed industry data including the overall unemployment rate as a percentage of the total labor force that is unemployed but actively seeking work, wages, wage growth and average workday hours.

Economists are expecting May job growth of 180,000 payrolls and for the unemployment rate to hold tight at 3.9%

 

If the jobless rate comes in below 4.0 percent as expected, it would mark the 28th consecutive month of sub-4% unemployment, which would be the longest streak in more than 70 years going back to the early 1950’s.

 

General, Part 2:

 

In what could be the turning point in the international fight against inflation, the Canadian central bank cut its interest rate a quarter-point from 5.0% to 4.75%.  It’s that country’s first reduction in four years, making them the first G-7 nation to lower borrowing costs/interest rates following its post-pandemic surge.  Like the U.S., Canada has a 2% target for inflation.

 

Certainly planned well before Canada announced its rate cut, on Thursday the European Central Bank lowered interest rates for the first time in nearly five years which applies across all twenty countries that use the Euro.  The bank’s benchmark deposit rate was lowered from 4% – the highest in the bank’s 26-year history and where the rate had been set since September – down to 3.75%.

 

Last month Sweden’s central bank cut its key interest rate to 3.75% from 4.00% and in what was characterized as a surprise move in March, the Swiss National Bank lowered its main policy rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.5%.

 

Meanwhile, back in the U.S., there is more reluctance to ease.  Officials at the Federal Reserve are waiting to be more confident that a recent run of stubborn inflation readings will end. The Federal Reserve is not expected to cut rates at either of its next two meetings – including next week’s – and there is debate about whether it will plan to cut rates at all this year.

 

Stock Indexes:

 

Major stock index futures climbed to new all-time highs yesterday as traders continued their buying into the excitement surrounding artificial-intelligence technology.

The June E-mini S&P 500 jumped 1.2% Wednesday to beat its record set two weeks ago. The E-mini Nasdaq rallied even more – 2% – to set its own all-time high.

 

Energies:

 

Crude oil futures rose for the second straight day today, bouncing back from four-month lows after the decision by OPEC+ to increase production triggered a selloff this week.

 

 

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Daily Levels for June 7th, 2024

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Surging Volumes and Open Interest: Records Broken in Copper Futures and Options

June 5th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Economic Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, futures trading education, Metal Futures, Trading Guide | Comment (0)

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Volumes:  

· On pace for our best copper futures (HG) volume year of all-time with YTD ADV of 140,125 (+32.4%).

o Current Annual Record: 129,802 set in 2018.

o #1 volume day all-time on 5/14/2024 with 380,197 contracts traded.

· Copper Options volumes have exploded in 2024, on pace for our best copper options (weekly + monthly) volume year of all time with YTD ADV of 14,202 (+94.1%).

o Current Annual Record: 5,889 set in 2018.

o 2 of the top 5 copper options volume days have occurred this month (May) and another in mid-April (see below in yellow).

· Micro copper volumes continue to surge as a result of retail interest. MTD ADV of 30,288 (+505.6% YTD YoY) and YTD ADV of 11,246 (+106.9% YTD YoY).

o Current Annual Record: 4,882 set in 2023.

o #1 volume day all-time on 5/15/2024 with 69,888 contracts traded.

Open Interest: 

· Today standard futures (HG) open interest of ~300k, compared to 296,441 on May 1st. 

· Current options open interest of ~320,000, compared to 235k on May 1st. (all May OI HG options record days in yellow below)

· Micro copper open interest of 8,624, compared to 4,497 on May 1st. 

 

 

 

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Daily Levels for June 6th, 2024

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Copper Futures Today, May 15, 2024

May 15th, 2024 Filed under Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Metal Futures | Comment (0)

Latest Copper Futures Updates May 2024


 

 

Copper futures in New York experienced a notable surge, rising up to 5.5%, influenced by a significant short squeeze. This drove the most actively traded July contract to peak at $5.026 per pound on Tuesday, nearing the historical high of $5.0395 from March 2022. Michael Cuoco from StoneX Group noted that those holding short futures and spreads were under pressure. This situation highlighted the July contract specifically, which traded substantially above the benchmark prices, such as those on the London Metal Exchange, and led to a rare backwardation in the market, with the July contract pricing 29.25 cents per pound higher than the September one. This anomaly caused shifts in copper shipments towards the U.S. market. Despite global market fluctuations, including declines in Chinese stocks and concerns about U.S.-China trade tensions, the copper price rally continued, driven by strong speculative interest and insufficient physical buying, which didn’t meet seasonal expectations. Copper Tube Mills responded by raising prices 5-8%, effective the following day. Copper demand remains robust, anticipated to grow further as some mines reduce output.

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Disclaimer – Trading Futures, Options on Futures, and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.  Past performance is not indicative of future results. 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.

Important: Trading commodity futures and options involves a substantial risk of loss. The recommendations contained in this writing are of opinion only and do not guarantee any profits. This writing is for educational purposes. Past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results. 

 

**This article has been generated with the help of AI Technology. It has been modified from the original draft for accuracy and compliance.

 

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OJ, Copper and CPI + Levels for May 15th

May 14th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, Economic Trading, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Metal Futures | Comment (0)

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Juice on the Loose!

 

by John Thorpe, Senior Broker

Monthly World Agricultural Supply Demand reports aren’t just for Corn, Soybeans and Wheat futures. Friday we had that monthly number and as you can see, the anticipation in the Orange Juice market the day before Created a Gap on the price charts from $3.83 to $3.85 Orange Juice Futures have gone limit

 

 

For the past two days. 10 cents per 37,500 lbs on Monday and expanded limits today for an additional 20 cents or $7500.00 per contract. On Friday, WASDE reported a reduction of domestic production by 1 million Boxes of Oranges. A note about Gaps: The adage that all gaps eventually get filled might not always hold true, especially in the case of Breakaway and Runaway gaps. Waiting for breakout or runaway gaps to be filled can cripple your portfolio. This appears to be a bullish ,Breakaway Gap.

 

Holy Hot Wire Batman!

It seems there isn’t any copper to be found in Gotham, or is there?

The High Grade Copper market Jumped in the wake of a WSJ story titled Why the World has Gone Cuckoo for Copper  Court entanglements with the Panamanian Cobre Mine, in addition to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan and the U.S. Vying for majority stakes of a large Zambian mining operation pushed The prices at the COMEX for the July Copper contract Rallied to an all time high of $5.0260 above the march 2022 High of 4.9375, However it looks like we are going to close a shade below that around the 4.88 area today. Watch this market.

Hot report for tomorrow

One of the most meaningful economic Data sets for FED decision makers , US April consumer price index (CPI) data will be released tomorrow pre-market and is forecast by analysts to be +0.4% month-to-month, compared to the previous month’s +0.4%. Core CPI on monthly terms is expected +0.3% in April compared to the prior month’s +0.4%.    CPI on annualized terms is forecast up +3.4% from the year ago, the core year-over-year figure is expected up +3.6%.

 

Day trading margins for the Equity products will, rightfully so, be increased in advance of potentially violent market reactions and will typically be returned to normal within 15 to 30 minutes following the release. Some , not all FCM’s

 

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Daily Levels for May 15th, 2024

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Attack the markets below from the following direction….. + Levels for May 10th

May 9th, 2024 Filed under Charts & Indicators, Commodity Brokers, Commodity Trading, Day Trading, E-Mini Futures, Future Trading News, Futures Broker, Futures Trading, Gold Futures, Metal Futures | Comment (0)

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Soybean daily chart outlook for your review below.

Tomorrow pay attention to Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment as well as few fed members speaking.

Volume has been on the light side for stock index futures.

Both silver, gold and copper resumed upside moves.

 

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Daily Levels for May 10th, 2024

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