Recently, AgWeb expanded its market quote offerings. AgWeb’s Market Center is a suite of information on all commodities. It provides a clear view of what the markets are doing, tracks the activity of individual contracts and compares how those contracts stack up against other contracts.
The main page presents all of the key commodities in the agricultural, energy and financial markets for easy navigation. This page shows the prices of each commodity in the five nearest contracts for grains, soft commodities, livestock and energies.
From there, you can find links to full listings of all contracts for each commodity. These lists include bid and ask prices (10-minute delay), daily volume and open interest numbers. Links are also available to technical charts and information, as well as to a full listing of options prices for each commodity contract.
A unique benefit of the Markets Center is the “spread matrix” format. This allows you to easily track spreads between two contracts and compare those spreads to other contracts in the same commodity listing.
Other New Market Features on AgWeb.com
Have you listened to AgWeb Radio
? The three-times-daily market report that informs producers about what is happening in the commodity markets and why.
Hosted by veteran farm broadcaster Al Pell, “AgWeb Radio
” presents analysis from the nation’s leading market advisers and commodity traders. The program offers a pre-open report on AgWeb.com at 9 a.m. (Central Time) each trading day, a midday report at11 a.m. and a closing report by 2 p.m.
Recently, AgWeb.com also launched “Ask a Margins Expert
,” which presents commentary from Iowa farmer and business consultant Chris Barron.