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7 Commodities in Contango and Backwardation

by Attain Capital Managed Futures Blog (Originally Published) One of the more unique aspects of futures contracts compared to other investment styles, is that there are fixed term contracts which expire at specific dates, and many different ‘contract months’ for each commodity futures market. So, you can trade July 2014 Corn, or the December 2014…

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hope this helps: New $FB Fibs

by Rasool Cunningham Trading Editor Philadelphia, PA (DYDD) I hope this helps traders….  I will be drawing more fibs on this chart this weekend and other times in the future so look for updates here. I am long term long $fb and I would like to buy more at or around $52 or so, so…

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March Madness, Managed Futures Style

By Attain Capital Managed Futures Blog (Originally Published) We don’t think it’s a coincidence that the first (real) day of March Madness, and the first day of Spring coincide with each other. In true Chicago fashion, it’s already snowed here, but that can’t dampen our spirits for our passion for college basketball.  Because we like…

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Will Simple Beat Complex in the Next 5 Years?

By Attain Capital Managed Futures Blog (Originally Published) One of our favorite bloggers almost made us cry yesterday…  It’s Barry Ritholtz, formerly of The Big Picture Blog, but now plying his wares at Bloomberg – who grabbed the charts out of our own post on various markets movements and asset classes both before and after March 9th, 2009…

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AOM: 120 of the Best and Worse

by Jack H Barnes Publisher & Global Macro Editor Sacramento CA (DYDD) AOM: 120 Equity ideas, the Best and Worse One of the aspects I like most about AOM is that it looks at equities using a revision of mean lense. Every stock is ranked from 0 to 100. It is compared against its industry,…

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“Nobody Knows Anything”

by Prof John Schindler Guest Macro Conflict Editor Naval War College (Originally Published) “Nobody Knows Anything” March 16, 2014   In his memorable 1983 book Adventures in the Screen Trade, novelist and screenwriter William Goldman repeatedly cites a line, Nobody Knows Anything, meaning that, despite vast hours and sums spent by Hollywood on testing films with…

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The Coming War for Ukraine

by Prof John Schindler Guest Macro Conflict Editor Naval War College (Originally Published) The Coming War for Ukraine As I write, Russian forces, reportedly close to 100,000 troops, are massing on the eastern borders of Ukraine for a possible invasion. The Kremlin is either about to start a major war, or wants the world to think…