Where can commodity traders find clear and concise fundamental analysis on the markets?
Although I’m not necessarily an advocate of trading solely on fundamental information, I believe it is important for traders to be aware of the latest supply and demand stats, upcoming and past news events, and the overall feeling of the moment. In my opinion, the most affordable and comprehensive newsletter available to commodity traders is The Hightower Report (www.futures-research.com/). Some brokerages such as ours pay a bulk subscription fee to enable us to provide the research to active clients without any cost to the client.
One of my favorite free sources of trading information is www.barchart.com. The site offers analyst commentary on several markets and from various viewpoints. Some of it is good, some of it is bad, but at least it gives traders an idea of what others are thinking. More important, Barchart provides free access to charts displaying the CFTC’s Commitments of Traders report (http://barchart.com/futures/cot.php) and the ability to scan the commodity markets for overheated or discounted price action on what is referred to as a high/low page (http://barchart.com/commodityfutures/All?type=hilo&cat=ytd¬e=1).