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OptionEye....May 24th

Good morning.


Wow. What a day yesterday was.


July beans were not for the faint of heart. Rumours about China buying and a ton of shorts in the $15.00 call strike had the front month on fire. Pure panic ensued as spreads blew out and July took off to .51 cents higher before settling at almost unchanged.


Corn traded in sympathy as wheat was the rock of the day staying technically and fundamentally strong.


Today should be thinner on the volume side as folks make an early exit for the holiday weekend.


Gold backing off as stocks settle down a bit. Tons of talk about the 'tapering' of QE. Like I said a yesterday I think it is way too premature but the market loves to gossip.


We have had some halfway decent economic numbers this morning with Durable Goods Orders were better than expected as were Capital Goods. Again, the recovery has been painfully slow but it is still a recovery.


Have a great holiday weekend.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: OptionEye....May 24th


is the volatility or volume picking up in general in C/B options?




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Senior Advisor

Re: OptionEye....May 24th

I guess we should be thankful. So much fear and trembling up to this point. Predictions of disaster.


We avoided the slide into the black hole.

No double dip recession.

China has not collapsed.

Europe hasn't collapsed.

$4 dollar corn hasn't appeared for awhile.

We've had enough corn to do both feed/export/ethanol

The deficit seems to be shrinking.

Obama hasn't sent out the troops to sieze guns - even with provocation.


And last but not least - Congress is not doing its job and show no sign of attempting to do so in the future. Surely that's a sign everything is returning to normal.




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