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TOM LOFFMAN'S DAILY COMMODITY AND STOCK COMMENTS

(FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017)

Tom's Daily Stock/Commodity Focus: "Focus On - Strongest and weakest futures: Thu 8/17: Based on my best momentum formula here are the strongest trends in futures (trade from the long side): OJ (Orange Juice), HG (Copper), VX (Volatility), LH (Lean Hogs), CD (Canadian Dollar), GC (Gold), AD (Australian Dollar). Here are the weakest trends in futures (trade from the short side): SB (Sugar), KW (Winter Wheat), W (Wheat), CC (Cocoa), CT (Cotton), SM (Soy Meal), C (Corn)."

Tom's Profit Target Commodity Comments: "Profit Target F6 Futures: Thu 8/17: 5 of 20 Profit Target futures are in uptrends. Bullish trends: metals, interest rates. Bearish trends: grains, most stocks, most energy, most other ag (softs), dollar. Mixed: currencies."

Tom's Breakout Futures Comments: "Breakout F6 Futures: Thu 8/17: 16 of 45 Breakout positions are long and 11 are profitable. Most profitable: HG (Copper) +$6,263. Least profitable: CC (Cocoa) -$480. Net P/L of all Breakout positions: +$10,462."

Tom's Top Systems Stocks Comments: "Top System Stocks: Thu 8/17: Stocks had a terrible day with another major spike in volatility. 8 of 20 Top System positions are long and 6 are profitable. Best: FB +9.1%, AAPL +5.2%, TSLA +4.9%, MTN +4.1%, FAS +2.8%."