The ratio is Soybeans over Corn. Whenever the ratio is over 3, farmers get 3 times more money for every Soybean bushel than Corn. Sometimes the ratio goes crazy due to weather risk and supply imbalances, but in normal conditions it shouldn’t be over 3.
The commercial net positions are a mirror of the large trader net positions. Most of the time commercial net positions mirror the funds trading patterns but there are some important exceptions to this rule. In rare circumstances the commercials need to cover their positions and this can lead to significant price moves. These price moves can be predicted in advance by using the correct set of tools.
The COT Report is the single most important report issued by the CFTC revealing internal market dynamics. It’s some kind of sentiment indicator. The data collected on a weekly basis contains market positions of the largest futures traders. Let’s see how we can use the report to accurately predict market turns.