Gulke: Volatility in Commodities is Back

April 7, 2018 05:08 AM

Commodity markets saw some wild swings this week as they are digesting ongoing news reports regarding tariff rifts between the U.S. and China, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group. Wheat was the big gainer this week while soybeans saw a trading range of over 70¢ but managed to close only 12¢ lower. Corn also saw a wide range of 21¢ but closed the week unchanged. 

“We’ve got fundamentals on our side,” Gulke says.

Jerry Gulke discusses more on the volatility this week and those driving forces behind the market movements along with his analysis of the ongoing tariff rifts between the U.S. and China.

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Spell Check

Jonesboro , AR
4/7/2018 06:18 PM

  Gulke is right about one thing. China needs us a whole lot more than we need them. Just like North Korea, Americans can thank Clinton, Bush and Obama for this ridiculous $385 BILLION dollar trade deficit with the communists!

Augusta, ME
4/7/2018 09:48 AM

  Jerry, your an intelligent man but sometimes I think your political bias gets in the way especially trying to justify trumps irrational behaviors. If you really think trump has any idea what he's doing you're way off the mark. The man is a risk taker and gambler and addicted to it. What he's doing is gambling/risking that the rest of the world will blink first. He may get lucky and win but then again the rest of the world might say screw you USA, we don't need you, and i wouldn't blame them, at that point, we are screwed.

rick oilie
red oak, IA
4/7/2018 09:08 AM

  I wonder what the conversation would be if these ignorant tariffs were proposed during the previous administration. I think I have an idea. It's comical how politics can cause absolute blindness.


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