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Friday commodity market rankings - 12/1/17, By Brad King

There has not been much, if any movement to the downside in our short positions since my last update. But we do have some new markets on my bullish list. Cotton and soybean meal have replaced live cattle and cocoa.

I mentioned the soybean meal just before Thanksgiving but cotton looks to be stronger. I would buy cotton calls or spreads today and look to buy the soybean meal on weakness.

I probably sound like a broken record but my favorite markets remain equities and energies. Hold long positions in the Nasdaq and crude with the thought of reducing risk again on new highs.

Grains seem to be in a long bottoming process. If short, I wouldn't carry high exposure here due to what i am seeing in soybean meal.

Cattle hedgers be patient, I would look to reduce risk on a retest of the recent lows.

Lastly, if you are short coffee, today might be a good day to add some risk. Roll up your puts.

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Bullish commodity rankings

  1. BITCOIN - Just kidding, I have no idea.
  2. Crude Oil - Hold long calls.
  3. Sugar - Hold long calls.
  4. Nasdaq - Hold long calls.
  5. Cotton - Buy calls or call spreads.
  6. Soybean Meal - Buy weakness.
Bearish commodity rankings
  1. Natural Gas - Hold long puts.
  2. Wheat - Hold long puts.
  3. Coffee - Hold long puts - add risk.
  4. Corn - Hold long puts.
  5. Australian Dollar - Hold long puts.

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Brad King is President of King Commodities Inc.  He has an engineering degree from Arizona State University. He became a commodities broker while living in Denver, Colorado in 1997. Brad has used his engineering background to create trading software for futures & options traders and to assist livestock and grain producers with various hedging strategies. Brad works with clients across the USA and Canada. Brad has over 18 years of experience as a futures & options broker. He publishes a commodity trading newsletter 3-4 times per week and also publishes a weekly reversal analysis with long term entry points at the beginning of each week. Brad is a technical trader and prefers to trade a trending market. When not at his desk, he enjoys fly fishing and coaching youth hockey.

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