The Great Commodity Comeback.
They're back! Oil prices are flying as commodities rise from the dead. Across the board traders seem to be daring to take a risk as economic optimism comes storming back. What does it take to inspire confidence! Oh, I guess some better than expected earnings and a plan to save CIT (without the government's help). Commodities are king for the moment as hope springs eternal on the eve of the August crude contract expiration.
Oil also got a boost on the unwinding situation in Iran. There is ongoing conflict over last month's disputed presidential election result, which was supposedly won by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but many believe the whole election was just a fraud. The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not nearly as supreme as he once was. In fact other top Iranian leaders are questioning his supreme capabilities in what could be one of the most shocking supreme break ups since Diana Ross left the Supremes. On Friday Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a prayer sermon and criticized the Iranian government. He called for the release of all the protestors and demonstrators that were jailed. He said that, Our important issue is that the trust that brought so many people to the polls and is now harmed will be restored. This should be our holy objective, that this trust is returned.
Now the Former President of Iran, Mohammad Khatami has called for a referendum on the legitimacy of the government. The BBC reports that Khatami on his website said millions of Iranians had lost faith in the electoral process. This of course has not made Iran's Supreme Leader and Grand Pooh Bah none too pleased and he is warning the country's opposition against provoking further unrest and decried foreign interference. It's not the foreign interference that his supreme backside should be worried about.
Oil traders seem to finally taking some interest in the unfolding events. They have basically ignored these types of geo-political pressure points yet in the back drop of increased economic optimism they may garner a second look.
Day-traders have to love the volatility! Stopped on short September crude from apprx 6200 at apprx 6440.
Sell September RBOB at 18000 - stop 18500.
Stopped on short August heating oil from apprx 15800 at apprx 16300.
Sell September natural gas at 390 - stop 430.
The Dan Flynn Corn & Ethanol Report
Good Morning !
Happy Ocean Day Japan !
The December Corn settled at 333 1/4 which was up 1 3/4 cents.The range was 335 to 329 3/4.
It's Monday and time for our weekly Export Inspections and afternoon Crop Progress reports. Current weather conditions seem adequate for growing conditions.
Traders remain focused on weather and what yields the crop will produce.
On the Energy Front September Crude Oil is trading at 6570 which is up 112 points.With instability in Iran and continued terrorist attacks
in Nigeria leaves this market in a tailspin (no pun intended) to actually trade lower according to Supply and Demand.
Another stunning factor is the current administration apologizing for carbon admissions and Global Warming!
Hillary Clinton said so in India! It must be true!
Hmmmm. I beleive the current administration should be more focused on the Stimulus and not fear the release of the budget shortfall. All Americans want the truth nomatter how bleek the news is.
I hope they can keep their paws off health care!
God Bless America !
Have a Great Trading Day !