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PFGBEST® Research Posts FREE Outlook for 2012

Coverage Includes Reports on Commodity Sectors,
Retail and Institutional Forex Advisories,
Interest Rates, and Stock Indices

CHICAGO, January 5, 2012 – PFGBEST Research, the analytical arm of one of the nation’s top Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), has published a FREE outlook covering the gamut of commodity and financial market sectors to identify what the company’s Research Division sees as key market fundamentals and technical objectives ahead in the new year.

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“Our analysts examine their sectors in routine blogs, available FREE, anytime on the website. But in our semi-annual PFGBEST Research Outlook publications, they delve with a much more enriched perspective into macro political conditions, global economics, and consumer decisions on what they can afford and where they (and governments!) must draw the line on pricing,” said PFGBEST President and Chief Operating Officer Russ Wasendorf, Jr.

“Through their many years of experience on the trading floor and as market technicians and commercial brokers, our PFGBEST analysts are extremely talented at citing seasonal trends with clear regard for whether break-outs are likely, based on world population, supply and demand factors, and the desire for (and ability to pay for) commodities, given the rise and fall of the currencies needed for international exchange,” Wasendorf said.

Ten analytical reports comprise the PFGBEST Research Outlook 2012. They include analysis of general currencies; a view from the institutional foreign exchange transaction desk; interest rates; stock indices, precious metals; energy markets; grains; livestock markets; and soft commodities (coffee, cocoa and sugar.)

Here are 10 topics addressed in the PFGBEST Research Outlook 2012:

  1. PFGBEST energy expert Phil Flynn foresees the U.S. to be a net exporter of oil for the first time in 62 years!
  2. Both bulls and bears will love the biggest yearly range in oil prices since 2008, he predicts.
  3. PFGBEST precious metals Analyst Mike Daly is calling for new highs again in gold.
  4. Analyst Mike Thomas expects the U.S. Fed to keep Fed Funds at current levels, sustaining low interest rates. Inflation threats will be heightened due to Middle East turmoil and threats of conflicts, and he expounds on what outcomes will result.
  5. The U.S. dollar is likely to continue strong (as PFGBEST institutional forex analyst Jim Brown has been saying for a year) with U.S. treasury yields remaining at historical lows.
  6. Tim Hannagan (named by Bloomberg’s Jeff Wilson as his “most accurate crop forecaster for 2011”) remains bullish on grains and has clear objectives for timing and price points for major rallies in corn, soybeans, and wheat.
  7. Cattle and hog prices are predicted quarter by quarter by Robert Short.
  8. Robin Rosenberg sees a long-term bullish set-up for coffee, and strength again in cocoa and sugar, while cotton will languish in sideways to lower trading band.
  9. Risks to U.S. stock index futures and forebodings of the “fear gauge” known as VIX are explained by analyst Sean Lusk.
  10. Paul Kavanaugh details which currencies stand to benefit from the European debt mess and possible hyperinflation of commodities.

PFGBEST Research analysts are available for interviews daily and their direct contact information is provided for anyone to utilize.

PFGBEST is a rapidly-expanding global financial services and technology firm, specializing in electronic trading, futures, forex, options, managed accounts, research and precious metals. The company is also a key source of investor education, and it offers numerous free webinars each week attended by hundreds of people wishing to further their knowledge and skills in trading, charting, comprehending various government reports, enriching their understanding of trading psychology, and many other topics. It celebrates its 20th anniversary as a registered FCM in 2012.

Media Contact: Patricia Campbell 312-775-3411

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