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In addition to targeting foreign speculators, the tax is designed to affect Canadians from outside of the province, who are thought to be having a significant impact on B.C. housing prices. It will also impact B.C. residents who own homes that are empty for over six months of the year in certain cities. This will ...
News about BLACK getting a movie deal has seen the speculators jump on back issues of the series, with pretty much every issue being hoovered off eBay at whatever price the seller had it up for. So, after not selling a copy for days on eBay, BLACK #1 is selling for $8, and all the retailer exclusive versions ...

Copper Non-Commercial Speculator Positions: Large metals speculators increased their bullish net positions in the copper futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. The non-commercial ...
Early Saturday local time, the U.S., U.K. and France coordinated a missile attack on Syria, bombing three government sites suspected of being chemical weapons facilities. The move was in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma last week which killed dozens. U.S. President Donald ...
Beyond the candy speculators, people are trying to hold onto a piece of their youth, Candyfavorites.com's Prince said. "What people are really trying to stockpile is a connection to their youth and their past," he said. "You're trying to hold onto a little piece of a time in life when things were cheaper and life ...
The Japanese yen is the sweetheart of global speculators. Speculators loath uncertainty but thrive on calculated risk, and the yen offers unparalleled favorable odds for fast-paced global money managers. Incredible but true, it is with almost 100 percent certainty that any new crisis or sudden bad news in ...

Bogle: This volatility is of interest to speculators, not long-term investors. 2:02 PM ET Thu, 5 April 2018. Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle tries to make sense of today's markets, in light of a brewing trade war and rising rate environment. Watch CNBC Live TV ...
But a speculator who enters the market shortly after the currency is listed might potentially earn lower returns. ... arrived at these conclusions by comparing mining and speculating for the 18 altcoins against Bitcoin and Litecoin using opportunity cost to estimate potential profits for miners and speculators.
Aluminium prices inched up by 0.89 per cent to Rs 135.70 per kg in futures market today as speculators built up fresh positions, taking positive cues from the spot market on uptick in demand. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, aluminium for delivery in March hardened by Rs 1.20, or 0.89 per cent to Rs ...
As US inflationary pressure remains conspicuous by its absence and signs emerge that the economy may be slowing early this year, speculators are ... Chicago futures markets data show that hedge funds and other speculators now hold their biggest short dollar position against other major currencies ...
This letter is in response to the Tuesday, March 12, Marshall Independent story titled “Farmland Prices Drop.” Minnesota University Extension educator David Bau in other papers has written about rent prices, putting farmer against farmer, (and land owner against tenant), when he should be talking about ...
Non-commercial large futures traders, including hedge funds and large speculators, had an overall US dollar net position totaling $-14.61 billion as of Tuesday March 13th, ... This week saw only one substantial change (+ or – 10,000 contracts) in the individual currency contracts for the speculator category.
WASHINGTON - EPA chief Scott Pruitt suggested Monday that the government might limit Wall Street's ability to trade ethanol-blending tax credits as a way to lower costs for refineries. Federal law requires refiners to blend gasoline with up to 10 percent ethanol, but allows companies that don't to meet their ...
Non-commercial large futures traders, including hedge funds and large speculators, had an overall US dollar net position totaling $-11.46 billion as of ... The currency speculator positions that rose against the US dollar this week were the Japanese yen (9,806 weekly change in contracts), Swiss franc (7,522 ...
The CoT report is longer-term sentiment indicator; for short-term indications see the IG Client Sentiment page. The most recent Commitment of Traders (CoT) report showed large speculators flipping net-short in silver for the first time in nearly 15 years, an unusual occurrence indeed. While in gold, the same ...
Oil prices have bounced back a lot, despite recent softer price action that sees crude near $60. That's put near-month crude at a hefty premium to out-months, a so-called backwardation of the WTI curve. As shown in the chart below, the ~10% premium for front-month over year-ahead crude is about as high ...
There has been quite an uproar the past few years about the seemingly “mystical and all-knowing” funds and speculators in the commodity marketplace. They're the scapegoat when prices rally too fast and you feel you sold your crop too soon. They're the enemy to point to when prices crash unexpectedly ...

Mexico should move to discourage speculators in its clean-energy auctions by embracing a pre-qualification system similar to those in place in Brazil and South Africa, says Steve Sawyer, secretary-general at the Global Wind Energy Council. Mexico's first three clean-energy auctions, held between March ...
The non-commercial futures contracts of WTI Crude Oil futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 712,261 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday February 13th. This was a weekly decline of -26,836 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 739,097 ...
The non-commercial futures contracts of S&P500 Mini futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 179,000 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday February 13th. This was a weekly fall of -107,214 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 286,214 net ...
This week's COT report once again confirms that the Large Speculators are arguably the stupidest group of gold traders in existence. To be certain, as criminality is to the Commercials, brainlessness is to the Large Specs. They are constantly long massive positions at major turning points in gold and silver ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speculators' net short dollar bets shrank to a six-week low, in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and ... The value of the net short dollar positions, derived from net positions of International Monetary Market speculators in the yen, euro, British pound, Swiss franc and ...
In the table below, we've outlined key statistics regarding net positioning of large speculators (i.e. hedge funds, CTAs, etc.). This group of traders are largely known to be trend-followers due to the strategies they typically employ, collectively. The direction of their position, magnitude of changes, as well as ...
Feb 9 (Reuters) - Speculators' net short U.S. dollar bets declined for the first time in six weeks, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the net short dollar position, derived from net holdings of International Monetary Market ...
By Andy Xie All major economies clocked good GDP growth in 2017, at least by recent standards. The synchronisation of all major economies generates good momentum into 2018. Trade is accelerating from 2.4% in 2017 to perhaps 4% this year. Unfortunately, the good news rests on a fragile foundation: ...
(Ecofin Agency) - Mohamed Ali Bathily (picture), Malian former minister of State property and land affairs, advises “self-defense” to landowners victim of speculators as the country's judicial system is unable to severely punish land speculators, Mali Actu reports. According to the authority, mobilization and ...
In the table below, we've outlined key statistics regarding net positioning of large speculators (i.e. hedge funds, CTAs, etc.). This group of traders are largely known to be trend-followers due to the strategies they typically employ, collectively. The direction of their position, magnitude of changes, as well as ...
... positions for the second consecutive week. Net-bullish positions increased to 29,980 contracts from 23,698 contracts as of January 23, as reported by the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) through their weekly COT (Commitment of Traders) report. Large speculators include hedge funds, ...
The Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM) has urged the National Bank (Bank Negara) to investigate whether there is a secret partnership between banks and property agents for the forced sale of low cost housing when working class Malaysians' fall behind with their mortgage Mortgage A loan made against ...
For many people, the term “speculator” has a negative connotation. The great Henry Ford once sniffed: “Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.” However, market critics sometimes confuse, or lump together, people ...
Despite markets recently bringing forward expectations for tightening to November, large speculators appear underwhelmed at the prospect of a hike. Moreover, net-long exposure has only crawled to a 6-week high whilst AUD closed to its highest level since 2015 on a weekly-close basis. And the lack of ...
According to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) report, large speculators continue to expect a weaker dollar, favoring commodities and the commodity currencies. Equity markets, meanwhile, continue to climb to fresh all-time highs amid record overbought conditions. Elsewhere, Japanese yen traders ...
And as a speculator, yes, selling options could be risky and may not be advisable. Farmers have very different goals and objectives than speculators, and often some analysts don't take that into consideration. The key difference, and to me it's a big one, farmers ALWAYS have more grain to sell. Speculators ...
wti crude oil cot large speculator traders most long ever_chart. Spot West Texas Intermediate crude ($64.30/barrel) Thursday rallied all the way to $64.77 – the highest since December 2014 – before sellers showed up. The session produced a shooting star. But the bulls are unlikely to give up easy.
To see how sentiment may tie into our outlook on FX-pairs and markets, see the DailyFX Q1 Forecasts. The most recent Commitment of Traders (CoT) report showed a continuation in aggressive buying of precious metals contracts and a further increase in the record long built up in oil by large speculators.
Speculators in four major New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) markets added to their bullish bets by 30,581 contracts to 142,678 in the week to Jan. 9, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday. That was first time speculative longs increased ...
Her words supported sentiment on the foreign currency trading market that there has been a dramatic increase in speculators selling dollars since the shekel broke below the NIS 3.50/$ barrier. Since the start of 2018, the shekel has strengthened by more than 1% against the basket of currencies, and not ...
Silver Lags Gold Price But Comex Speculators Turn Net Bullish as Fed Member Cuts Dollar Rate Outlook. Monday, 1/08/2018 14:45. GOLD PRICES held onto last week's 1.4% gains in London trade Monday but silver slipped amid a rally in the Dollar on the forex market. World equities pushed up to fresh all-time record ...
In the table below, we've outlined key statistics regarding net positioning of large speculators (i.e. hedge funds, CTAs, etc.). This group of traders are largely known to be trend-followers due to the strategies they typically employ, collectively. The direction of their position, magnitude of changes, as well as ...
Mainland homebuyers could face higher financing costs this year as lenders are expected to raise mortgage rates to curb housing speculation, and help with the country's nationwide efforts to slash debt. In 35 major cities, average mortgage rates for first-time homebuyers rose to 5.38 per cent in December, ...
It is evident a lot of the top 50 cryptocurrencies and ICO tokens derive their value from speculation first and foremost. Most of these projects have no working product, and their developers announce features which may or may not be delivered on time. In the case of Verge – a coin recently hyped by John ...
Moreover, it is not possible to generalize investors in the cryptocurrency market as speculators. Many investors in the cryptocurrency market could understand the technology behind decentralized currencies like Bitcoin and their potential to challenge multi-trillion markets like the offshore banking and gold ...
During the late '90s, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and New York City investment bankers used phrases such as “monetizing eyeballs,” “stickiness,” and “B2C” to justify the ridiculous valuations of Internet companies. They claimed conventional methods were inapplicable in valuing the dot-com ...
Speculators significantly reduced exposure to gold and S&P 500 futures, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) report. Equity markets, meanwhile, continue to ignore the warning signs, closing the week at fresh record highs on the back of tax bill hopes. Elsewhere, euro speculation reaches ...
Speaking to CNBC on Monday, Feb. 12, chief fintech officer of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Sopnendu Mohanty said it will be “two years” before the central bank's Blockchain project sees “real impact.” Discussing the state of its “Project Ubin” and cryptocurrency in general, Monetary Authority ...
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer drilled down on the oil patch with help from technician Carley Garner to check the strength of crude prices. Garner, who has a strong track record in predicting oil's trajectory, highlighted a chart showing that speculators are holding the largest bullish position in crude oil futures ...
Speculators trade based on their educated guesses on where they believe the market is headed. For example, if a speculator believes that a stock is overpriced, he or she may short sell the stock and wait for the price of the stock to decline, at which point he or she will buy back the stock and receive a profit.
Euro large speculators have built up a record net-long position, now standing at 127,868 contracts. This tops the prior record set in May 2007, where this group of traders held 119,538 contracts long. The fact their positioning has become this large presents a slightly cautionary signal as it indicates perhaps ...
In July 2016, Manasseh Egedegbe, an Abuja-based investment manager, was caught in the cross hairs of Nigeria's dollar crunch and had some difficulties making an international payment. At the time, with Nigeria's foreign reserves and revenues shrinking amid an economic slump, the Central Bank of ...
Speculators significantly reduced exposure to gold and S&P 500 futures, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) report. Equity markets, meanwhile, continue to ignore the warning signs, closing the week at fresh record highs on the back of tax bill hopes. Elsewhere, euro speculation reaches ...


 

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