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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

NYMEX Non-Commercial/Manager Index

CFTC COT Index is a percentile of net speculative positioning in light sweet crude oil (NYMEX) measured over the last 3 years. 

This indicator converts net positions (commitments) to a 0% -100% scale. It reflects where the current net position ranks as a percentage of its range over the last three years. A reading close to 0 suggests that a bottom is forming and a reading close to 100 suggests that a top is forming. Use this indicator to watch for extremes reading in the oil market. Readings of 95 and higher as well as 5 and lower indicate a potential market extreme. This is when the probability of a reversal is higher and a trader may start consider taking a contrarian position.