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02/12/2016 04:14 PM
The markets seem to become fixed on single trading themes lately, just like the media coverage of the presidential primaries. In the case of commodities, everything was dollar centric for a while.Now, we have a cruder theme. The mainstream trading theme is that what is good for Big Oil is good for the US economy and what is bad for oil is bad for economic growth even as it makes operating costs go down.
Weekly Cash Comments - February 12
02/12/2016 11:27 AM
Russian Wheat Trapped Under Ice Risks Crop in Major Growing Area
02/12/2016 11:23 AM
Russian wheat is at risk of damage from ice in one of the country’s main growing regions, according to a farm adviser and agronomist who visited fields across the area.
Nerves appear a bit calmer
02/12/2016 08:42 AM
Wheat Held in Positive Territory Overnight
02/12/2016 08:24 AM
Soybean Oil Sets New Highs for February
02/12/2016 05:40 AM
Grain markets are steady to higher. Outside markets are also higher on short covering ahead of a long weekend.
Egypt Wheat Tender Shows Risks as Traders Charge Hefty Premium
02/12/2016 12:31 AM
Traders willing to sell wheat to Egypt are still charging the world’s largest importer a hefty premium, highlighting the risks of offering grain after a French cargo was rejected.
Soybeans are Running for $8.78
02/11/2016 06:00 PM
Is China Sniffing Around for more US Beans?
02/11/2016 05:25 PM
A lower US$ index and some talk that China may be looking at buying more US soybeans fueled...
Analysts Recommending JBS Say They Really Love It at Lower Price
02/11/2016 01:15 PM
JBS SA may have become too cheap to ignore. That’s what at least five of the analysts that cover the company said in the last couple of weeks, saying the shares of the world’s largest meat producer were undervalued after falling to the lowest level since 2014 in late January.
The Trans Pacific Partnership will be Good for New Zealand
02/11/2016 10:00 AM
I believe that TPP will advance with or without the United States. If Americans decide to turn away from TPP, then the nations of the Pacific Rim may begin their own pivot to Asia, building new relationships and alliances.
Risk off in the financial world
02/11/2016 08:37 AM
Global Markets Continued to Fall Overnight
02/11/2016 08:05 AM
Some Crops See More Premiums Paid Than Claims
02/11/2016 07:37 AM
The 2015 crop year was a good year for crop insurance claims. It had the best loss ratio since 2010, however, it still pays out more than it collects in net premiums.
Crude Oil Slides to 2003 Levels
02/11/2016 05:37 AM
Grain markets are mostly steady to slightly higher ahead of export sales data. Outside markets slide as US economy concerns drives traders risk off attitude. The stock indices are sharply lower while crude oil drops to near $26.00 per barrel.
Potential Support for Corn is Near
02/10/2016 05:45 PM
Market Takes February Reports in Stride
02/10/2016 09:55 AM
When it comes to February’s USDA reports, perhaps bearish expectations can be a good thing.
Grains Are Mixed Overnight
02/10/2016 08:21 AM
The Ag budget again?
02/10/2016 08:01 AM
Why Wheat Prices Could Be Headed Lower
02/10/2016 06:46 AM
The supply-and-demand situation alone could be concern for wheat prices this spring. But other factors could also come into play.