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Friday commodity market rankings 1/11/19, By Brad King

What catches my eye after a violent end to 2018? For starters, I have noticed the shallow to non-existent downward move in agricultural markets (grains & livestock) while crude oil and equities plummeted throughout the month of December. Sugar has also performed well when measured against other commodities. I recommended buying sugar calls on weakness in Tuesdays newsletter. There was a nice dip yesterday and it looks like this week sugar should close on a positive note.

I would also argue that the moves in crude, equities, and bonds were a bit excessive. You may wish to use the recent strength to sell 30-year bonds. I would think it likely for treasuries to grind lower over the next several months.

You can use weakness to buy hogs today. The long-term trend looks to be positive and we have seen a three week correction that may have ended last week.

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Give me a call at 928-773-0472 if you have questions regarding my ideas or would like to discuss my services.

Bullish commodity rankings

1.Sugar - Hold long calls.

2.Lean Hogs - Buy call spreads.

3.Corn - Buy calls

3.Gold Hold long calls

Bearish commodity rankings

1.RBOB Gasoline Hold put spreads.

2.Cotton - Hold long puts.

3.30 Year Bonds - Buy put spreads.

4.Wheat - Hold long puts.

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Happy trading.

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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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