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February 24, 2017

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THE WEEKLY VIEW, RiverFront Investment Group

–Rice The Bull, But Don’t Chase It

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY, First Standard Financial

As we see it, the rise in the leading economic indicators alongside the better than expected retail sales point to increasing economic activity, to result in better than anticipated overall growth.

THREE QUESTIONS ON R-STAR, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco\The decline in the natural rate of interest, or r-star, over the past decade rasied three important questions. First, is this low level for the real short-term interest rate unique to the U.S. economy?

THE NEXUS BETWEEN POLITICS AND ECONOMICS, Pento Portfolio Strategies

President Trump made the following crucial statement on February 9th: “We’re going to be announcing something I would say over the next 2 or 3 weeks that will be phenomenal in terms of tax.”

INVESTMENT STRATEGY, Raymond James Financial

A New Queen Bee?! By the time a queen bee is five she is old and no longer reproduces, leaving her army of honeybees torn between loyalty and survival. Since the hive cannot survive without a productive queen, the beekeeper reaches into the hive with a long-gloved hand and squashes the enfeebled queen.

WEEKLY ECONOMIC COMMENTARY, Raymond James Financial

Borderline - President Trump is expected to announce a revised tax cut plan soon. In the meantime, it’s worth revisiting how the sausage gets made in Washington.

COMMODITIES INSIGHT, Diapason Commodities Management

--Crude Oil’s Range-Bound Price May Not Stay That Way Very Long - Expect Prices To Trade Lower Until Mid-Year

MUSINGS FROM THE OIL PATCH, Allen brooks, PPHB

Can We Grow Production As Much As The Optimists Say? - The key issue seems to be the rate at which United States oil production will grow versus what OPEC member countries are prepared to do with their output

GRAIN & LIVESTOCK HEDGING, Dan Morgan, VBI Co.

When we left Arizona for Iowa on Feb. 17, it was 75 degrees there. On the 19th as we dr4ove through S. Joseph, Missouri, it was also 75. All the wheat we saw on the way back was green and in good condition.

A CRITICAL POWER STRUGGLE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE USA, Dohmen Capital Research

The new era has started. The new president has promised to put America’s interests first, to end much of the corruption in Washington that has produced trillions of dollars for well-connected individuals and companies, and it appears that he wants to be one of the few presidents who does what he promised.

2017 CORN PROSPECTS, University of Illinois

The time of year to develop corn balance sheet projections for the upcoming crop year is upon us. As we approach the halfway point of the 2016-17 marketing year, decision making regarding planting and new crop marketing get determined.

INVESTMENT LETTER, David Jennett

Let me say right up front that I am enjoying this recent run up in stocks as much as the next guy. Few things in life are more satisfying than watching the value of your investments grow.

U.S. SEASONAL OUTLOOK: THE WEATHER COMPANY EXPECTS WARMTH FOR EASTERN U.S. TO CONTINUE INTO EARLY SUMMER, The Weather Company

Cooler Conditions Confined To Parts Of The West

WATCH PRICES, NOT PUNDITS, Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC

We are happy to report that equity markets have continued to trade higher since the election. This market action is exactly the opposite of what most market prognosticators predicted would happen in the “unlikely” event of a Trump victory.

THE WEEKLY RE-LAY, INSIIDE Track Trading

--Bonds and Notes Reinforce Recent Buy Signal;
--Projected Surge into March 6-10th on Track.
--Crude and Silver Create Similar Targets…

COMMODITY FUTURES FORECAST WEEKLY REPORT, Philip Gotthelf

Housing Versus Mortgages - Today's Wall Street Journal tops the front page with the headline, "FED Eyes Aggressive Rate Increases." The last set of minutes reveals a propensity toward raising interest rates in March and becoming more proactive in returning short term yields to historical "norms."

New Residential Sales January 2017 by U.S. Department of Commerce

Cold Storage Stocks Annual Summary by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cold Storage Stocks by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cattle On Feed by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Livestock Slaughter by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Weekly Petroleum Status Report by U.S. Department Of Energy

This Week In Petroleum by U.S. Department Of Energy

Export Sales by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Weekly Jobless Claims by U.S. Department of Labor

CONSENSUS Report of Commitments of Traders

CONSENSUS INDEX OF BULLISH MARKET OPINION by Consensus, Inc.
A Graphic Illustration For Contrarian Traders


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