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Macro Market Update

Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Since the Presidential election last November, markets have been strongly supported by hopes of a changing tide for the US economy - one that promotes stronger consumer and investment activity.  At center stage, there have been three main watch points: The Stock Market The Oil Market The US Dollar The Stock Market has enjoyed an unprecedented run since the election, which has given rise t...

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January WASDE Report

Published on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Amid today's reports, the biggest surprise came in soybean yields.  Many (us included) expected yields to increase following strong production throughout the country.  However, massive declines in the Southeast detracted from further growth.  Beyond the lower yield, lower planted and harvested acres also took away from total production.  This gave rise to a higher soybean marke...

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The New Year Brings New Fund Activity

Published on Monday, January 9, 2017

It is customary for people to spend time at the end of the year by reflecting on successes and failures, areas for improvement and changes that need to be made to address the coming year.  That is equally true of money managers.  In the world of commodities, these people are often referred to as the "Funds".  Their movement in the market (as has been pointed out on several occasions...

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Acreage Battle: Beans vs.....Wheat?

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Each year in recent history there has been an ongoing discussion about whether the American Farmer will give favor to corn or soybeans as planting decisions are made.  Central to that discussion of profitability.  What are the price of inputs?  How does the price of soybeans relate to corn.  Often we find balance in a ratio that has soybean price 2.5 times that of corn.  T...

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