Markets Closed President’s Day Holiday  18 FEB 2019 Monday

Comments in today’s video on short Gold Strangles, holding.  Shopping for Corn 370 PUTs, and corn fundamentals.  Why it’s not a good time to sell more Soybean CALLs yet. A Film on Crude Oil Price Wars and I’ll be shopping JUN19 75-strike CALLS in crude.

Many of the charts used in today’s commentary are from Dr. Dan O’Brien at Kansas State University.   They do a great job of market up and interpreting the USDA data and other information.  The link to all these charts is here:


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Summary of my Current Positions and Outstanding Orders:

Short the JUN19 Crude Oil 70-strike CALL at 0.420 ($420)
Closed: Short the JUN19 Crude Oil 30-strike PUT at 0.08 ($80)  Filled: GTC entered to close @ 0.02
Short the JUN19 Crude Oil 40-strike PUT at 0.30 ($300)  GTC entered to buy back at 0.13 or better

Short the JUN19 Gold 1550-strike CALL  for 1.10 cents ($110)
Short the JUN19 1200-strike PUT for 1.40 ($140)

Short the JUL19 Corn 360-strike PUT at 3.125 ($156.25)

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Have a great week.  – Don

Don A. Singletary

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