COT analysis

1) COT Change: It compares the level of the change in COT data to a predefined range of the data and shows this change in percentage compared to this range. Large changes can sometimes be great signals as shown in my previous example (Oats). 2) COT Extreme: It shows how many reports ago stood the given COT data at the current level. In case of All Time signals, it means that the given COT data has never in the past…

Manipulation of the Markets

A large percentage of people are surprised to learn that the markets can be manipulated in the ways that we have described. Almost all traders are labouring under various misconceptions. There are all sorts of professional interests in the world’s financial markets: brokers, dealers, banks, trading syndicates, market-makers, and traders with personal interests. Some traders have a strong capital base, some are trading on behalf of others as investment fund managers, pension fund managers, insurance companies and trade union funds,…