Market Analysis

Heating oil prices had taken a beating, falling from $1.90 per gallon in early December to less than $1.50 in mid January. But that was before the cold snap that has punished the Midwest with weeks
Like the android assassin, the Russell 2000 appears to be unstoppable, marching from 675 in June, past 825 in mid January. “This market is making all-time highs over and over,” says Dave Toth,
Because of its importance to housing, automotive and other manufacturing, copper prices have been a bellwether for the global economy, and now declining prices are reflecting a chill. “We had a huge
But since early December, O.J. has dropped almost 13¢ and still looks overbought to some traders. Boyd Cruel, senior softs analyst at Alaron, points out that FCOJ has dropped almost a thousand points
The E-mini S&P still has another high in it, says Dominick Mazza, founder of He says that based on Elliott Wave principles, the market is in a “fourth wave flat” and buying time
It’s all about technology with the Nasdaq 100 E-mini futures, which traded at high levels before their 10% sell off at the beginning of November. Analysts say tech stocks are part of the reason for
“All the commodities are really strong, and that is a positive for the Canadian economy,” says Brian Dolan, chief currency strategist for But a setback in oil could slow the advancing
Since early October soybeans have advanced more than a dollar to trade near $10.50 per bushel. “The motivation is the worldwide demand for energy,” says Elaine M. Kub, commodity analyst for DTN, and
After being range-bound between 1550 and 1575, the S&P E-mini finally broke through, setting an all-time high of 1586.75. “This market completely ignores bad news,” says Larry Levin, president of
Back in 2004, when people still did things like build new houses, lumber futures were trading at $460 per 1,000 square feet; but with the housing market now in shambles, the lumber industry has been