Updated: February 12, 2018Despite the shake-up in the stock market and cryptocurrencies, commodities like corn and soybeans have been rising lately. There may be more "surprises" ahead -- ElliottWaveTV sat down with our Commodity Junctures editor, Jeffrey Kennedy, to get his latest thoughts.
Updated: December 18, 2017At the start of November, the fundamental deck was stacked in the cocoa bulls' favor. But instead of rallying, prices turned down. The reason why might surprise you.
Updated: December 13, 2017In early November, all the fundamental stars were aligned for live cattle prices to soar. But instead, the market declined. The reason why might surprise you.
Updated: December 1, 2017There is no question that cyclical and seasonal factors impact commodity prices. However, market psychology is also a huge factor -- and nothing helps you track it like Elliott wave analysis. Watch our Chief Commodity Analyst, Jeffrey Kennedy, give you his latest thoughts (softs and grains in focus).
Updated: November 30, 2017In early November, Chief Commodity Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy showed subscribers a budding third-wave rally on cotton's price chart. From there, cotton soared. This picture is worth one word: opportunity.
Updated: November 20, 2017In this new interview with Jeffrey Kennedy, the editor of Commodity Junctures and Trader's Classroom, he discusses the larger trends across the softs and grains markets.
Updated: November 17, 2017In early March, sugar prices hit a sour note and embarked on a precipitous sell-off. Truth to be told, we didn't expect the decline for much later. But that didn't mean we weren't prepared when it happened.
Updated: November 3, 2017In this new interview with Jeffrey Kennedy, editor of our Commodity Junctures and Trader's Classroom, he tells you about his approach to market seasonality and explains how Elliott waves helps you ride long-term commodities cycles (focus: softs and grains).
Updated: October 30, 2017In late September, the USDA dropped a bearish bombshell on the lean hog market. So, why then did hog prices proceed to rally to a two-plus month high? Miracle -- or something else?
Updated: October 16, 2017In 2012, all fundamental signs in wheat's backdrop pointed UP. But instead, wheat prices entered a four-year long, 50%-plus deep bear market to a decade low before pausing. The grain went off its fundamental script. But it stayed true to its Elliott wave one.
Updated: October 13, 2017Regardless of your method, it's hard to forecast a range-bound market. Yet, even corrections have internal order, despite their "messy" appearance.
Updated: October 6, 2017Jeffrey Kennedy tells you why he expects volatility to increase across commodities this fall, and as we move into 2018.
Updated: October 5, 2017Back in mid-2016, sugar prices were orbiting a 4-year high -- and all fundamental signs pointed in one direction: UP. But instead, the market soured to a 2-year low, which is why it may be time to break up with popular financial wisdom...
Updated: September 26, 2017One day, coffee prices rise -- and the drought is blamed. Next day, despite the drought, coffee prices fall... and post-factum explanations shift elsewhere. Maybe there's something more to coffee's price swings than weather...
Updated: September 13, 2017Many experts said orange juice was the single-most "hurricane-hit" commodity, with prices soaring ahead of Irma. But we believe there's more to this market's price trend than weather.
Updated: September 8, 2017In early 2011, our senior commodities analyst Jeffrey Kennedy saw a very bearish picture on the long-term price chart of the bellwether Continuous Commodity Index -- that of a mature Elliott wave "impulse." We're now in year six of the bear market that followed.
Updated: September 6, 2017In early 2014, lean hog prices stood at an all-time high amidst the most bullish fundamental backdrop in 30 years. And yet, prices got slaughtered in a 2-year long crash to 14-year lows. It's time to look beyond fundamentals to the other forces driving market trends.
Updated: August 29, 2017If supply disruptions cause oil prices to go up, can you tell when on this chart the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history arrived?
Updated: August 25, 2017What do the 2017 bear market sell-off in sugar and the August rally in soybean oil have in common? They're both classic Elliott wave examples of what happens when a third wave develops on a market's price chart -- namely, huge moves!
Updated: August 23, 2017After aluminum prices soared to their highest level since 2014, the mainstream experts cited "deep capacity cuts" by China as the fundamental impetus for the rise. But what about seeing aluminum's bullish surge before it began? That's the story you want to hear!
Updated: August 18, 2017From 2012 to 2016, soybean prices went from all-time high -- to -- 8-year low in a 50%-plus bear-market selloff. As it turns out, this dramatic reversal was a perfect example of one of our favorite Elliott wave patterns in action, the ending diagonal.
Updated: August 7, 2017For traders, one of the best scenarios you can ask for is to catch a market as it's setting sail with the larger trend. Today, we use the recent sell-off in cocoa to show how Elliott wave analysis can help you do just that.
Updated: August 2, 2017Learn how Japanese candlestick analysis can help support your technical trading decisions.
Updated: July 31, 2017In the mid-2000s, the world feared it was running out of oil. Speculators, in turn, became feverishly bullish on oil's price. A 78% crash soon followed. Now, the phrase "peak oil" has been re-introduced, but in a different way.
Updated: July 25, 2017Over the last two years, sugar prices have crashed… and spiked… and crashed, providing huge opportunities for investors and traders -- IF they stayed out in front of the dramatic turns, that is. Here's what might have helped them.
Updated: July 24, 2017See just how much you can learn from three simple charts.
Updated: July 20, 2017Some trends pull prices like a freight train, and jumping on the wrong one can cost you dearly. That's why, in the Elliott wave approach, identifying the trend is paramount. Let's look at crude oil prices as an example.
Updated: June 15, 2017Dear crude oil traders, the key to the market's next big move isn't in the next inventory report, or OPEC supply cut, or (fill in the blank). It's on the market's price chart, right now!
Updated: June 15, 2017On June 14, the price of U.S. oil fell below $45 a barrel, and some are blaming the slide on oversupply. But, is that the real reason? See how the Elliott wave model has been highly useful in staying ahead of oil's trend turns.
Updated: June 14, 2017June 14: Fed Day! It's supposedly the one day gold investors can clearly predict the precious metal's next move based on the Fed's hawkish or dovish tone. But history shows gold prices are NOT being led by the Fed at all.
Updated: June 7, 2017In late March, all fundamental signs in the market for lean hogs pointed in one clear direction: down. And yet, hog prices enjoyed a powerful rally to fresh contract highs. Find out the real story here!
Updated: May 26, 2017Before the May 25 OPEC meeting, crude oil price rose to $52 a barrel. And then, as the meeting statements were released, crude sank more than 5%. You could say it's a classic case of "buy the rumor, sell the news." But we believe there was another pattern at play here.
Updated: May 19, 2017See why our Chief Energy Analyst believes that regardless of what OPEC does, it's unlikely to change oil's dominant trend.
Updated: May 5, 2017Tom Denham tells you why looking at the U.S. dollar, interest rates and politics are the wrong tools when trying to forecast the price action in gold. Here's what's a better indicator.
Updated: April 21, 2017Tom Denham outlines the Elliott wave patterns he's looking at in copper, aluminum and gold and discusses what these patterns imply for the future of these markets.
Updated: April 20, 2017The real news for silver prices is all about sentiment: Are Silver Traders "Way Too Bullish"? See and hear the evidence...
Updated: April 12, 2017Steve Craig, the Editor of our Energy Pro Service, explains that when looking across the energy complex, 2017 is playing out according to his Elliott wave script.
Updated: April 11, 2017The search for recoverable crude never stops. But, the search is more active at some times than at others -- drilling for crude is immensely expensive and full of risk. Yet here's what is especially relevant to our forecast: The search for crude is a collective activity. So it's no surprise that the oil rig count reflects a textbook Elliott Wave pattern. See it for yourself on our unique chart.
Updated: April 10, 2017At the start of 2017, China and the U.S. were engaged in a bitter “Aluminum War” – one widely expected to keep the metal’s price under pressure. And yet, since early January, aluminum prices have rallied to a 2-year high. Our take on why might surprise you.
Updated: August 22, 2016In part 2 of our in-depth conversation with Steve Craig, Elliot Wave International's Chief Energy Analyst, he reveals why the volatility in crude oil and natural gas keeps him excited about the markets he covers.
Updated: February 22, 2016Learn more about our Chief Commodity Analyst, Jeffrey Kennedy, and what he thinks makes Elliott wave principle so compelling: Namely, that it puts price action into context of a larger trend.
Updated: November 24, 2015Trendlines: You may have heard of them. Now, see how effective this simple technical tool can be for identifying high-confidence trade set-ups in real-world financial markets. Examples: gold and O.J.
Updated: November 12, 2015"Most investors follow the actions of others, whether they are on the right side of the market or not. The result is that prices move according to investors' optimism and pessimism. Investors use the news to rationalize their emotional decisions -- and most people lose money." How can you avoid that?
Updated: July 29, 2015Why do some traders jump in too early and take positions when an Elliott wave pattern demonstrates only one or two of the necessary traits? Find the answer -- and the solution -- with a quick lesson from our Trader's Classroom editor, Jeffrey Kennedy.
Updated: June 24, 2015One of the most common requests we get from traders is: Can you teach me how to look at a chart and find opportunities for myself?
Updated: December 30, 2014Use this free lesson to brush up on methods and indicators that can help you improve your confidence in your own market analysis.
Updated:Our first feature looks at a gold forecast that many may have missed. Then we speak with Jeffrey Kennedy who outlines the four key principles that'll help improve Elliott wave skills. And lastly, we explore why AAA credit ratings aren't always what they seem.
Updated:Why investors should consider technical analysis. Plus, EWI's Chief Energy Analyst explains how he factors extreme weather events into his analysis. Lastly, see why there is no reliable standard of value for the stock market.
Updated:In this week's episode, we talk to three analysts from Elliott Wave International about the respective markets they cover. We start off with Jeffrey Kennedy, the editor of our Commodity Junctures market-forecasting service, to learn about the one commodity Jeff is most excited about. Next up is an interview with Jim Martens, the editor of our Currency Pro Service. He has been using Elliott wave analysis since the mid-1980s -- on forex markets, for most of that time. Here, Jim tells you how Elliott waves help you "make sense" of the FX markets -- and why it's important to look at the larger trend. In today's last interview, Chris Carolan explains what a weaker dollar implies for Asian equities and gives an update on what he's looking at in China.
Updated:We start this week's episode by looking at how higher stock prices and higher skyscrapers go hand in hand. Next up we have a feature from Pete Kendall where he discusses the uniqueness of the Wave Principle and explains why psychology repeats itself over time. The last feature is an interview with Tom Denham, the editor of EWI's Metals Pro Service.
Updated:First you'll hear from our Chief Commodity analyst, Jeffrey Kennedy. Learn what he thinks of extreme volatility in commodities, he also offers his big picture perspective -- and reveals when he expects the next major low. Our Chief Market Analyst Steve Hochberg recently spoke to a packed house at a San Francisco investment show -- this next clip is an excerpt from that presentation. Steve goes through copper's price action and explains how it can actually be used as a market indicator to foreshadow a weakening economy. In today's last feature, EWI correspondent Bob Stokes also reports commodity prices. As Bob explains, one index recently fell to an 11-year low and commodity price declines have recently accelerated. This downtrend points to a rare economic trend -- deflation.
Updated:All three of today's features are different clips from interviews and presentations given by Jeffrey Kennedy, EWI's chief commodity analyst who has 20-plus years of experience using the Wave Principle as an analyst, trader and teacher. In this first interview, recorded at the Las Vegas Traders Expo, Jeff discusses what he feels are the most important things to master in order to be a good trader. In this next clip, Jeffrey walks you through a basic checklist of how to put the Wave Principle to work. The last feature today is an interview I recorded with Jeff from earlier this week. Jeff outlines a handful of exciting commodity opportunities that are unfolding now.
Updated:Bob's first report takes a look at US Dollar. There was no shortage of U.S. dollar bears during the 2007 to 2009 financial crisis. But the greenback defied the negative sentiment and now trades near 100. Learn what could have helped you anticipate that sharp bounce. In this next feature, correspondent Bob Stokes reports on the CRB Index. As he explains, the downtrend in commodity prices was advertised in the chart pattern long before China's economic slowdown. And now, sentiment has reached a negative extreme. In finance, demand and price move in the same direction. This next report explains how applying the laws of consumer economics to the stock market is a big mistake.
Updated:We kick off this week's episode with an interview with Jeffrey Kennedy. He's an expert on all things Elliott wave and technical analysis and in this interview he talks about how he uses a variety of technical analysis tools to identify high confidence trade setups. Next up is a report from Vadim Pokhlebkin where he answers a question that's likely important to all of us here in the US ... Just how safe are top U.S. Banks? And finally we circle back around to a trading lesson with Kennedy. He'll take you through a handful of indicators and oscillators but as you'll hear from Jeff, more information doesn't necessarily improve the decision making process -- sometimes it's important to keep it simple.
Updated:Matt Lampert, the director of the Socionomics Institute spoke with Dr. Jon Fassett who will bring his knowledge and enthusiasm for fractals in nature and finance to the 2016 Social Mood Conference. Correspondent Bob Stokes brings us our next feature and explains how you can get ahead of gold's rally. Last up today is an analyst spotlight on Jeffrey Kennedy. Learn how Jeff got introduced to the financial markets and ultimately the Wave Principle.