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Don Dawson

Mon, Dec 11th, 2023

Don Dawson

Don Dawson

Don is an independent commodity futures trader with 35-plus years of experience. He has authored hundreds of articles on commodity markets and trading education. He previously instructed futures classes for an international trading school for 15 years, where he received multiple awards. In addition, Don is an author and Futures Market Analyst for Barchart, where he discusses the futures markets as a weekly guest on the podcast. 

Most Recent Stories

Want a White Christmas? Buy Sugar

Sugar prices have fallen from all-time highs to current levels. Will this result in higher prices cure high prices, or will market participants use this decline to buy sugar at discounted prices? Let's...

Live Cattle Supply Challenges Still Persist and Support a Seasonal Buy Opportunity

The cattle market continues to experience a period of constrained supplies, a trend expected to persist in the coming year. The fundamentals of the challenges caused by a drought and elevated input prices...

Winter Winds of Change: Why December is the Ideal Time to Sell Natural Gas

Unlocking Winter Profits: Discover the strategic advantages of selling natural gas in December. Explore the seasonal dynamics and data-driven insights that make this month the opportune time for maximizing...

Will Home Builders Replenish Demand for Copper?

The end of the home construction season left the industry needing to replenish copper product supplies for the beginning of the 2024 home building season. Will their renewed demand be a catalyst for higher...

Soybeans: The Seasonal Pattern or the WASDE Report – Which Will Tap Out First?

Join us as we delve into the intricate dance between soybean market trends and the WASDE reports, exploring how these key pieces of information impact the ebb and flow of this vital agricultural commodity....

Stock Market Risk from a Single Report

Jumping into the stock market based solely on one economic report can be risky and may lead to significant financial losses. We will discuss recent events resulting in this best market rally performance...

What Could Help the Stock Market Find a Bounce?

Various factors, including historical trends, economic data, seasonal patterns, and market sentiment, can influence a stock market rally in November. While there are no guarantees in the stock market,...

Taking Advantage of the High-Interest Rate Environment

The choice between investing in cash treasuries (individual Treasury securities) or Treasury Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) depends on your investment goals, risk tolerance, and preferences. We will discuss...

From Field to Silo: Trading the Journey of Corn During the Harvest Season

Corn prices traditionally follow specific patterns during and after the harvest season, although various factors can influence them. We will discuss general trends, considerations, and a 93% historical...

ZCZ23 : 465-6s (-0.53%)
XNZ23 : 465-6s (-0.53%)
CORN : 22.17 (unch)
Fourth Quarter Dollar Strength – How to Place Your Bets

The value of the US dollar, like any other currency, is influenced by a complex interplay of economic, political, and market factors. While there is no fixed rule that the US dollar must go up during the...

^EURUSD : 1.07691 (+0.06%)
E6Z23 : 1.07715 (+0.09%)
MFZ23 : 1.07720 (+0.09%)

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