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Weather Market Update

Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For months there have been four key focuses in our corn market: 1. January WASDE Final yield/Ending Stocks 2. South American Weather 3. United States Acreage 4. United States Weather Forecasts January's WASDE report changed very little from Decembers numbers, dropping the corn yield by 7/10 of a bushel from December.  A record yield was still realized, with the final number coming in at 174...

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Cattle Markets Revisit Familiar Territory

Published on Monday, January 23, 2017

Markets always have a way of keeping a man humble.  Just when you have figured them out, they change.  However, in that pursuit of understanding, there are some key benchmarks that are helpful when making decisions about the road ahead.  To that end, buyers and sellers have a plethora of information from among supply and demand data sets to guide them on their journey.  While a...

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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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