New & Noteworthy

Lots of new features for our subscribers—April 20, 2009

We’ve spent April adding a flock of new features for you.

First, not really a feature, but our phone number has changed.  It’s now (314) 828 7388 in the US.  Please feel perfectly free to give us a buzz any time you have a question, a suggestion for a new feature, or (oops!) encounter a problem!

Next, we’ve added ‘printer-friendly’ pages to Time & Timing’s famous (infamous?) ‘black-and-blue’ Result pages in Futures Studies, Spread Studies, and Shortcuts.  Just click the red ‘printer-friendly page’ link at the top of the page, and you’ll save a lot of time and ink printing out the page.  To return to the ‘black-and-blue’ format, just click on the red ‘regular T&T page’ that you’ll see on the printer-friendly page.

Also, we’ve added the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders weekly data to T&T.  You can view the COT information at any current chart+COT link.  These appear all throughout The Big Enchilada, and Futures Studies, and the day-by-day Detail History pages that you can access from The Big E and the Futures Studies results pages.  Our thanks to Nate Marler for making the suggestion to add COT data!

There’s a new section in T&T, too.  A couple of T&T subscribers are of the view that markets behave in particular ways right around the time of the full moon every 29 days or so.  We thought, ‘’What the heck? Why not take a look at this?’’, and now everyone can find out if full moon periods have shown a consistent effect on market prices.  Oddly enough (to our way of thinking), there seem to be quite a number of good historical correlations here.  Try it out!

We’ll be adding still another new section shortly, a study of how markets behave around holidays.  We’ve believed for a long time that grain markets behave predictably around the 4th of July.  We’ll find out very soon...and so will you!

If you’d like to see a scrolling ticker of a couple of what appear to be exceptionally good seasonal trading ideas, please visit:
The MarketForum, which is operated by our old friend Alex McCallum.  Interesting site, too—lots of market opinions from all kinds of traders.

More new things on the way—good trading to you!