Alan Brugler

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Jan 24, 2020

Cold Water

Market Watch with Alan Brugler January 24, 2020 Cold Water It’s the middle of winter in North America. While we haven’t had much of the extreme cold (cross your fingers), the wind chills have been enough to remind me of thawing out drinking cups for the heifers and buckets cold
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Jan 17, 2020

Hopium

Market Watch with Alan Brugler January 17, 2020 Hopium The dominant trading inputs this week were the record highs in the stock market (pulling hot money away from commodities) and the Phase One trade deal with China inked on Wednesday. Just like a mega vacation trip with the kids, there
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Jan 10, 2020

Surprise!

Market Watch with Alan Brugler January 10, 2020 Surprise! The January USDA reports have a reputation for market moving surprises. Some surprises were there in the data, but this time the market didn’t move much. That is a BIG surprise. Then again, most of the shifts from earlier reports, like
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Jan 03, 2020

Not So Fast

Market Watch with Alan Brugler January 3, 2020 Not So Fast! In last week’s column, we looked ahead to some potentially price positive developments for 2020. Those are still on the table, but price action this week reminds us that the markets travel in both directions! Only 5 of the
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Dec 27, 2019

Ringing in the New Year

Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder Dec 27, 2019 Ringing in the New Year For many US ag producers, 2019 will be a year best forgotten. For many, the weather was absolutely miserable. You had the bomb cyclone storms and flooding beginning in March, and it rained incessantly
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Dec 13, 2019

Chinese Wolf

Market Watch with Alan Brugler Dec 13, 2019 Chinese Wolf The number of official trade consultations between the US and China is into double digits since the trade war began. The number of tweets, trial balloons and statements regarding the situation has to be well into the millions. Besides eating
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Dec 06, 2019

Work to Do

Market Watch with Alan Brugler Dec 6, 2019 Work to Do In Economics 100, they usually teach you that price is the intersection of supply and demand, and price moves in response to shifts in either the demand curve or the supply curve. That is a rather simplistic model, however
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Nov 29, 2019

Turkey and Stuffing

Market Watch with Alan Brugler November 29, 2019 Turkey and Stuffing Thanksgiving in the US is famous for bountiful home cooked feasts, many of them with turkey and stuffing. Historically, the stuffing was jammed into the bird during cooking, before the advent of ready made product. Soybean bulls were perhaps
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Nov 22, 2019

Finding a Happy Medium

Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder November 22, 2019 Finding a Happy Medium If you followed the ag markets closely at all this week, you would notice there were several prices swings, whether it was futures prices or wholesale meat prices. As corn is within 15 cents of