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What recommendations would you offer for studying commodity spreads and seasonal behavior?

(1) Visit our spread tutorial on what is available via MRCI ONLINE for spread traders? http://www.mrci.com/help/tutorials/spreadresearch/

(2) Subscribe to MRCI ONLINE!

(3) For additional detailed analysis also subscribe to Jerry's Weekly Spread Commentary!

Each week, MRCI Editor Jerry Toepke chooses two upcoming seasonal spread strategies from among
those presented on MRCI Online and comments in more detail. The brief discussion typically focuses
on how their seasonal patterns may have evolved and on the fundamental and/or technical context in which
these spreads may find themselves this year. Please view a sample commentary here:

We also recommend the following webinars, articles and blogs..

1) Trade Grain Futures Spreads at the CME: http://www.danielstrading.com/webinar/trade-grain-futures-spreads-at-the-cme/

2) Seasonal Futures Spread Trading at the ICE: http://www.danielstrading.com/webinar/seasonal-futures-spread-trading-at-the-ice/

3) The Wonderful World of Futures Spread Trading: http://www.danielstrading.com/strategies/2011/02/17/the-wonderful-world-of-futures-spread-trading/

4) How Futures Spreads Are Priced: http://www.danielstrading.com/strategies/2013/08/12/how-are-futures-spreads-priced/

5) Basics of Futures Spread Trading: http://www.danielstrading.com/strategies/2011/03/05/basics-of-futures-spread-trading/

6) Seasonal Futures Spread Trading: http://www.danielstrading.com/strategies/2011/01/28/seasonal-futures-spread-trading/

7) Why Futures Spreads Have Reduced Margins: http://www.danielstrading.com/turners-take/2013/09/25/why-futures-spread-have-reduced-margins/


More Advanced Spread Trading Concept Education is also available at the following....

1) The Concept of Futures Spread Pricing: http://www.danielstrading.com/turners-take/2013/08/15/the-concept-of-futures-spread-pricing/

2) Commodity Futures Trading: All Trades are Spread Trades: http://www.danielstrading.com/strategies/2011/02/18/commodity-futures-trading-all-trades-are-spread-trades/

3) Hedging Systemic Risk: http://www.danielstrading.com/strategies/2011/02/16/hedging-systematic-risk/

4) Reducing Portfolio Exposure to the US Dollar: http://www.danielstrading.com/strategies/2010/12/08/reducing-portfolio-exposure-to-the-us-dollar/

5) Trading Lock Limit Markets With Futures Spreads: http://www.danielstrading.com/turners-take/2014/02/24/trading-lock-limit-markets-with-futures-spreads
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:23  

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Do you trade Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, OJ or Sugar? If so, MRCI has a brand new 2014 SOFTS Report just for you!

You hear about prices for crude oil and for gold.  But what about some of the more exotic commodities, the so-called softs? Did you know that world sugar prices three years ago reached 30-year highs at 36 cents/pound --- but are now trading below 18 cents?  Will that present an opportunity?  If so, what kind --- and when?  What about other agriculture commodities --- cocoa, coffee, orange juice, and cotton?  Did you know cocoa prices as recently as 2011 reached a more than three-decade high at over 3800 dollars/metric ton, then traded down to 2000, and are now again testing 3000?  Is THAT an opportunity?  And what about King Cotton?  Did you know that in 2011 cotton prices exceeded $2.20/pound --- about twice as high as it had ever traded in at least the last 40 years, then plunged to $0.70, and now --- before the new crop is fully planted --- is poised to test $1.00?  Increased volatility in all these markets means increased opportunity ---but only for those familiar with these markets. Historically, when is the best time to buy? To hold? To sell?  Perhaps 83 seasonal and spread strategies can help with year-round trading ideas!!!