Violent moves are what best describe the state of the commodities markets today. It started this morning with the release of the ADP job numbers and never abated until the end of the pit sessions. Crude oil was especially volatile going up and down inside a pretty large trading range. My biggest winning trade was a spread trade (again?) long gold/short euro. My biggest loser was a long natgas trade I should not have placed right after the release of the EIA withdrawal numbers. Also, after analyzing the spread between wheat and corn, I noticed that wheat was selling at a discount to corn which normally is the opposite. So, I put on a spread trade long wheat/short corn but wasn't successful during this trading session. I might be back at it tomorrow if the conditions I noticed still prevail. All in all a good day but it could have been better. Net results +$773 trading 2 contracts (commissions included). Details below.