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Fed Plays a Dangerous Game; Commodities the Likely Winners!
Last week, markets were surprised — and inflation hawks shocked — to see core consumer prices post the biggest monthly gain since 2009 ... surprise, surprise!
Goldman Sachs says shale boom driving fear out of futures
Rising U.S. shale gas production is driving fear out of the futures market, says Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and will constrain prices for the next two decades.
Oil Approaches Nine-Month High on Iraq
Brent traded near the highest level since September and West Texas Intermediate was little changed as militants in Iraq seized more territory and President Barack Obama warned that the crisis may spill over into other countries.
Corn Advances Amid Concerns About U.S. Crop Conditions
Corn rose for a third day, extending a weekly gain, amid concern that excessive rain in the U.S. Midwest will cause crop conditions to deteriorate for the world's biggest grower and exporter. Wheat and soybeans climbed.
Brent Rises to Nine-Month High on Iraq Conflict
Brent crude traded at a nine-month high as Iraqi forces battled insurgents north of Baghdad. West Texas Intermediate rose for the first time in four days after a government report showed U.S. crude supplies shrank.
Credit Swaps Approach Seven-Year Low After Fed Decision
A measure of U.S. corporate credit risk was poised to reach the lowest level in seven years today after the Federal Reserve said interest rates will remain near zero for a "considerable time."
Wheat Rises as Drop Seen Drawing Buyers Amid Crop Concern
Wheat rose on speculation that a five-week decline will attract buyers and amid concern rain in the U.S. Plains will hurt crop quality for the world's biggest exporter of the grain.
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Dow Jones Ind. Avg.Company ID [INDEXDJX:.DJI]Last trade:17,390.52 Trade time:4:32PM EDT Value change:▲195.10 (1.13%)
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adrian muller has conducted seminars for the chicago board of trade, including a key series in 1999 which cautioned about a top in the equity markets (see his article “top experts and statistics on the dow”). adrian muller has appeared on cable tv financial programs with analysis on the futures markets and equity market directional forecasts. he has been quoted in barron's, the wall street journal, and futures magazine.