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RSS By: Bob Utterback, Farm Journal

Bob Utterback has more than 26 years of experience and offers producers a disciplined approach to marketing.

Markets Are Hot As Midwest Freezes

Jan 07, 2010
While most of the Midwest is in the grip of Old Man Winter and everyone is getting cabin fever, the markets are showing plenty of sparks to keep them warm.
 
The corn market opened higher, but started to fail under pressure of a very bearish bean market. It appears producers are starting to realize the time of high soybean prices may be coming to a close as the South American crop appears to be looking very solid and the potential for an increased carryover in next week’s supply and demand report looms over the market. If I heard it once, I sense many think soybeans are running out of time.  We assume those following our strategies (posted to our website) have about 70% of their expected production hedged and they want to move to 100% sold if the market moves above $10.40 in November soybeans. We encourage producers to catch-up on sales if there is any bullish reaction to next week’s report.
 
In regards to corn, the market has been unable to move above $4.25. This has proven to be very stiff resistance and $4 is very stiff support. To move the market out of this trading band the market is waiting to next week to see the result of two events: 
1. The level of outside index fund money that is expected to be reallocated to the corn market, and;
2. Tuesday’s USDA Supply and Demand report.

Essentially, has supply increased or decreased with last fall’s poor harvest conditions versus the expectation of good yields? We have been hoping for a bullish report and bearish reaction, but it looks like the market is preparing for a bearish report because of expected significant cash inventory for both corn and beans that is going to be moving into the production channels between now and early March. We believe that selling both old and new crop corn at current levels represents a great value. Once short, we suggest focusing on taking advantage of any type of serious correction into February to buy summer weather protection.
I encourage everyone to get their market plan written down now for the 2010 and 2011 crops. Only by knowing where you want to get to, does one have any hope of accomplishing their objectives. If you are need help, call us at (800) 832-1488 for Rowland and Laura, or Bob at (877) 898-4324.
 
Bob’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
Periodically go to www.utterbackmarketing.com and click on “Upcoming Seminars.”
   
January 2010: Orlando, FL ... New Bern, NC … Louisville, KY … Indianapolis, IN.   
February 2010: Louisville, KY … Anaheim, CA.
BEFORE TRADING, ONE SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WITH POTENTIAL PROFITS THERE IS ALSO POTENTIAL FOR LOSSES, WHICH MAY BE VERY LARGE. YOU SHOULD READ THE “RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT” AND “OPTION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT” AND SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE RISKS BEFORE TRADING. COMMODITY TRADING MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR RECIPIENTS OF THIS PUBLICATION. THOSE ACTING ON THIS INFORMATION ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS. ALTHOUGH EVERY REASONABLE ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, UTTERBACK MARKETING SERVICES INC. ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. ANY REPUBLICATION OR OTHER USE OF THIS INFORMATION AND THOUGHTS EXPRESSED HEREIN WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF UTTERBACK MARKETING SERVICES INC. IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. COPYRIGHT UTTERBACK MARKETING SERVICES INC. 2009.
 
 
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COMMENTS (16 Comments)

Anonymous
Thank you USDA!
12:38 PM Jan 12th
 
Anonymous
Nope spray it. Guess what: $0 drying bill!!! Over 200 bpa! BIG MONEY! ON 600 acres of corn! I'm rolling in it this year!
8:07 AM Jan 12th
 

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