Dan Hueber

Articles By Dan Hueber

Dec 24, 2019

Still nestled in bed?

As you might suspect, the news is sparse, and markets are quiet for the final shortened day of trade before Christmas. I would not say that all the trade is still nestled in bed, with visions of sugar plums dancing in heads, but probably more than a few have elected
Dec 23, 2019

'Tis the season...

‘Tis the season to cover shor-rts, Fa La La, La, La, Year End is Near. That would appear to be the Christmas tune that is being sung in many a spec trading room at this time. What? You thought they were buying because they had become overwhelmed with a sense
Dec 20, 2019

And they said it could not be done

Argentine farmers finally have something going their way this week as much needed, and evidently fairly significant rains have fallen in the southwestern region of that country. Planting had virtually drawn to a halt through the area, but with reports of anywhere from 6/10th to 3 inches of rain in
Dec 19, 2019

Big oil gets to celebrate New Year early

It would appear that the petroleum industry is going to get the New Year celebrations started early as the word from Washington is that the Trump Administration plans to stick with the EPA recommended biofuel blending requirements for 2020. While on one side of the coin, refiners are required to
Dec 18, 2019

Grasping for stories

If the lack of fresh (commodity-related) information that is available this morning is indicative of what we have in store between now and the end of the year, I may have to resort to retelling classic tales or poetry appropriate for the season. "'Twas the night before Christmas, and down
Dec 17, 2019

Is the bloom on the Lotus fading?

The bloom may be fading just a bit from the Lotus Flower as the exuberance concerning the Phase One trade deal begins to shift to questions of “Just how is China going to import $40 to $50 billion in U.S. ag goods each year?” Of course, no one wants to
Dec 16, 2019

Relief, Excitement and Fear

A combination of relief, excitement, and fear regarding Phase One of a U.S./Chinese trade package has propelled prices for grain and soy market higher again as we begin this new week. Relief in that a deal appears to have been struck finally, excitement in that China should be back in
Dec 13, 2019

Confusion abounds

Confusion would appear to be the name of the game this morning as we have been receiving conflicting reports as to the details of the Phase One agreement between the United States and China. These were the comments that I initially had written this morning; Now, this is a quid
Dec 12, 2019

Get that horse some fresh hay

In what would appear to be a near classic case of buy the rumor/sell the fact, after hearing about the largest single soybean sale to China since April, the bean market turned tail and closed lower yesterday, ending the rally streak at six higher closes in a row. Realistically, this