"The only thing scarier than a man who reads no books, is a man who reads only one." - Anonymous
Wouldn't you like a fresh look at the markets from someone who does their own homework????
Many Futures Commission Merchants have their own research departments and make their work available to both their own clients and the clients of their Introducing Brokers. Commodity & Derivative Advisors also benefits from its relationship with R.J. O'Brien. However, please consider the following point:
According to the CFTC, as of May 31, 2007 the top 100 FCM's had a combined 113.6 billion in segregated funds. Of this pool, the top 20 FCM's accounted for 103 billion of it. This means that the research and recommendations for 90% of the funds in play are coming from just 20 individual firms.
Andy Waldock is in charge of market research, hedge and speculative trading strategies. He has published proprietary research for the last 10 years. This research has been used at both the individual and institutional levels. This research has been seen in Business Week online, Forbes online, Futures Truth, Futures Magazine, Trader Planet, etc. He has also garnered “Expert Author” status at Ezine Articles.
His work involves technical, fundamental and psychological analysis. He has written extensively on macro economic developments such as global debt and the inflation/deflation debate, the place of gold in a portfolio as well as U.S. Dollar issues. Articles have also been as finely focused as the proper use of a Market Book to identify day trading support and resistance and the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders reports to identify Commercial hedger pressures in swing trading. Online examples can be found at COT Signals.