Coffee by the Numbers

We’re trying, we really are… but we just can’t get away from talking about Natural Gas and Coffee… It’s not everyday you have TWO markets up around 10%… Earlier this month, we went into detail on the Coffee markets, and what looked like at the time to be like a possible coffee up trend. In fact, as often happens – the market went down for a few days following our blog post… (someone should code up a system which sells a market every time we say how impressive its run up has been, and buys every time we talk about one at its lows).

Anyway, back to Coffee – it is up big yet again today (+11% big… in a day). That’s not saying it wouldn’t drop just as quickly in the same amount of time, frustrating those on the long side, but why not take a look at this impressive move by the numbers while we can:

Coffee Up trend

+11.4% — Daily Percentage Gain today (February 2014 Contract)

+55.78% — YTD Percentage Gain (February 2014 Contract)

15 Month High

Up 13 out of the past 16 days

-49.75% — The amount Coffee is still down compared to it’s high in 2011

                       37,500 pounds of Coffee in a futures contract

(Disclaimer: Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results)
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