Dustin works with a wide net of large producers throughout the Midwest. His analytical market approach and objective hedge strategy development is specific to the needs of every individual.
EHedger Afternoon Grain Commentary 2-2-2012
Feb 02, 2012
Grains finished mixed with corn and beans holding steady and wheat selling off. March corn finished 1 cent higher at $6.43, March beans up 1 ¾ cents at $12.17, and March beans down 11 ½ cents at $6.62 ¾.
Weekly Export Sales:
Corn 912,000 MTs for 2011/2012 (high end of estimates)
Soybeans 308,400 MTs for 2011/2012 (low end of estimates)
Wheat 518,900 MTs for 2011/2012 (as expected)
We have included our estimates for Supply and Demand for this year and next in the chart below. We used the 16 year trendline yields to fill in the estimates for production purposes. These came out to be 162.2 bpa for corn, 43.5 bpa for soybeans, and 44.9 bpa for wheat. Obviously we have had weather problems the last couple of years which has resulted in below trendline yields, but we can’t rely on having weather problems this year to keep prices supported. This is one of the reasons we have used strategies to cover downside risk but still allow for upside potential.
Trading commodity futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge and financial resources. The market information contained in this message has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. Market information may not be consistent with current or future market positions of EHedger LLC, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees or agents.