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July 2013 Archive for Grain Hedge

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GDP Numbers Supported Grains, August Beans Moved Higher

Jul 31, 2013

 

August soybeans rallied as GDP numbers supported the commodity markets in general. Logan and Cody discuss the new crop corn and soybean spread in detail. Want to chart these spreads yourself? Visit us at GrainHedge.com and take a no obligation trial of the platform used on the GrainTV broadcast.

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Soybeans Fall as New Crop Corn/Soybean Spread Corrects

Jul 30, 2013

 

The soybean complex showed a lot of weakness in today's action. Brock and Logan look at the NOV '13 vs DEC '13 spread and soil moisture capacity maps for the corn belt in general. Want to chart these spreads yourself? Visit us at GrainHedge.com and take a no obligation trial of the platform used on the GrainTV broadcast.

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New Crop Grains Back Off as August Soybeans Bounce Back

Jul 29, 2013

August soybeans closed higher for the first time in 4 trade sessions as technicals and fundamentals alligned to bring in buyers. Cody and Logan discuss old crop beans in depth and look at new crop conditions released this afternoon by the USDA. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and get live quotes at your home or office.

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Weekly Wrap Up -- Will the Losses Continue Next Week?

Jul 26, 2013

The grain markets ended Friday mixed, but for the week significant losses were suffered. In some instances multi-year lows were hit. The cash market has also been exceptionally weak. Basis levels fell drastically too. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV in your home or office.

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Soybeans Continue to Spiral Lower Dragging Corn and Wheat Along

Jul 25, 2013

Soybeans continued its spiral downward today, but the losses were not limited to just the oilseed. Corn and wheat were also losers on the day. Weather continues to be a non-factor and export sales did little to help support. Basis for soybeans continues to add pressure to the downside. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV in your home or office.

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Old Crop Soybeans Plummet, Will New Crop Hold?

Jul 24, 2013

Another negative day in Chicago with old crop soybeans leading the markets lower. The August soybean contract ended down the 70 cent limit for the day. New crop soybeans and corn both headed lower as weather continues to be benign in the near term. Ethanol production backed off a bit this week and export sales are reported tomorrow. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Greenness Improves, Technical Support Holds -- For Now

Jul 23, 2013

The grain markets moved sharply lower as the weather continues to be favorable through the bulk of pollination. Soybeans were led lower as rumors of China selling from state reserves surfaced. Technical support held for corn, but for how long? Greenness maps are examined and the spring wheat crop tour early results are looked at. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Crop Conditions Decline, Old Crop Soybeans Rally

Jul 22, 2013

Another mixed day in Chicago with corn and wheat heading lower, while old crop beans rallied. Soymeal led the charge and was limit up on the day. Crop conditions deteriorated a bit and could provide some support in the overnight session. Spring wheat tour is set to begin in North Dakota this week. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Soybeans Rally to End the Week -- Will the Rally Continue Next Week?

Jul 19, 2013

The markets ended the week mostly mixed with little fundamental news for the markets to trade. Planalytics released their most recent yield forecasts with reductions projected for both corn and soybeans. Basis levels have been volatile of late with convergence being an issue for soybeans. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Wetter, Cooler Weather Trumps Export Sales

Jul 18, 2013

Export sales were solid across the board this morning with wheat, soybeans, and corn all meeting or exceeding expectations. These fundamentals were shrugged aside as weather is the main driver for these markets. Wetter, cooler forecasts were released midday. Longer term expectations are for a mild finish to the summer. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Ethanol Production Stays Solid -- Will Production Increase Next Year?

Jul 17, 2013

Ethanol stayed at relatively high levels this week despite crush margins backing off substantially. The USDA is projecting a 250 million bushel increase in corn going to ethanol next year. Helping demand is the crude oil and gasoline rally over the last couple of weeks. Technically, corn is looking weak on the daily chart for the December contract. Export sales are released tomorrow morning. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Stronger Markets as Weather Turns Dryer -- Will This Continue?

Jul 16, 2013

In the overnight session, the grains got a little bit of a pop as conditions ratings were downgraded 2% for corn and soybeans on the good-to-excellent ratings. Planalytic's greenness maps are examined as the crop continues to develop across the Midwest. An area of concern is subsoil moisture content which is beginning to deteriorate over the last couple of weeks. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Mixed Markets After Inspections, NOPA, and Crop Progress

Jul 15, 2013

Three bits of fundamental information hit the news wires today. Export inspections beat expectations for corn, missed on soybeans, and were within expectations for wheat. Then, NOPA crush numbers for June came out above expectations, but still a relatively low total. Lastly, Crop Progress was released showing slight declines in the good-to-excellent ratings for corn and soybeans. These items are discussed in today's broadcast. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Weather Threat Subsides, NOPA Crush on Monday

Jul 12, 2013

Corn and soybeans ended the week in a selling tail spin. Funds were net sellers of 14,000 corn contracts and 10,000 contracts of soybeans. Weather forecasts have backed off on the heat a little and are looking a little wetter than originally anticipated. Monday NOPA releases its estimates of the soybean crush for the month of June. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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USDA Reports Did Little to Spark Markets

Jul 11, 2013

The latest round of USDA/WASDE reports did little to move the markets sharply in either direction. Few surprises came in this month's report as old crop ending stocks were mostly inline with expectations. New crop ending stocks were well above expectations for corn and soybeans. Wheat ending stocks were well below expectations. Export sales were supportive of the grains today. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report.

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Quiet Trade Before Tomorrow's USDA Report

Jul 10, 2013

Markets were quiet in Chicago one day before the July WASDE Report. A chinese purchase of new crop corn got things started, and some firm ethanol numbers helped old crop corn hold positive ground into the close. On today's show we discuss today's action and expectations for tomorrow's report. Visit us at GrainHedge.com to take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV and have live quotes for tomorrow's USDA report..

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Grains Rocket Higher as Weather Concerns Trigger Fund Buying

Jul 09, 2013

The grain market surged higher today as mid-afternoon weather forecasts spurred fund buying. On net, funds purchased around 18,000 corn contracts in today's action. On GrainTV we discuss the weather outlook, soil conditions, and the mountain of short positions held by non-commercial traders. Want live quotes at your home or office for Thursday's report? Visit us at GrainHedge.com and take a no obligation demo of the platform used here on GrainTV.

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Grains Bounce Back as July WASDE Approaches

Jul 08, 2013

Grains bounced back to start the week as large export sales helped the early action. Expect more position-evening as markets look toward Thursday's July WASDE report. On today's show we discuss crop conditions and expectations for the upcoming WASDE report.

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Dollar Index Surges Helping Grains Trade Lower

Jul 05, 2013

The grains traded lower across the board one day after the July 4th holiday. Expectations for good growing conditions helped move new crop grains lower, and outside pressure from a sharply stronger dollar only further pressured the commodity markets as a whole. Tune in for the full report!

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DEC Corn Closes the Gap, EIA Numbers Show Weaker Ethanol Production

Jul 03, 2013

The grain markets ended mixed in a low-volume two-sided pre-holiday trade. EIA numbers didn't help out old crop corn futures, while DEC 13 corn managed to close the gap left at $5.10. Wheat was helped out by a solid 2013/14 sale China. Markets will be closed untill Friday at 8:30 AM central time, and will trade a normal trade day once opened. Have a great July 4th, we will see you back here on Friday!

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THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS.
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Slow Trade Ahead of Independence Day Holiday

Jul 02, 2013

The grain markets ended mixed in a low-volume two-sided pre-holiday trade. Fundamental pressure continues to stem from higher than anticipated planted acreage being report last Friday. Weather and soil moisture has led to large advancements in vegetation greenness across the Corn Belt. The Independence Day holiday starts tomorrow at 12 PM CT and lasts until 8:30 AM CT Friday. Tune in for the full details!

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THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS.
FUTURES TRADING IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL INVESTORS.
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Effects of the Reports Still Felt as Grains Move Lower

Jul 01, 2013

The grain markets ended mostly in the red today on continued selling after the reports on Friday. Larger acreage than expected has lead to the downward pressure. Today's Crop Progress showed improving conditions and a rather quick pace to the winter wheat harvest. Tune in for the full details!

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THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS.
FUTURES TRADING IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL INVESTORS.
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