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Thursday commodity market rankings - 12/7/17, By Brad King

It looks like a good day for adjustments in the grains and energies. For today I would reduce some exposure in short natural gas positions while adding risk to crude oil. I would also do the same with wheat and soybean meal. While reducing risk in wheat today, it may be a good time to enter soybean meal longs. Right or wrong, soybean meal is the strongest of the grain complex on longer term charts.

If hedging cattle and you have deep in the money puts, roll them down a bit today.

I am simply waiting for some movement in our other trades. No need for other adjustments.

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Bullish commodity rankings

  1. Crude Oil - Hold long calls and add some risk.
  2. Dow Jones/Nasdaq - Hold long calls in either one.
  3. Cotton - Hold long calls.
  4. Soybean Meal - Buy calls.
  5. Sugar - Hold long calls.
Bearish commodity rankings
  1. Natural Gas - Roll down your puts to reduce risk.
  2. Silver - Sell strength
  3. Wheat - Roll down your puts to reduce risk.
  4. Australian Dollar - Hold long puts.
  5. Coffee - 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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