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A New Year on the Horizon

Published on Monday, December 10, 2018

Being a runner, I'm competitive.  While I've always enjoyed running for all the obvious benefits, I've also enjoyed competing against others and myself.  This spring, I reluctantly joined a running group of athletes that primarily competes in marathons, ultra marathons and Iron-man competitions.  I knew they would challenge me and I wouldn't always win.  Knowing that I wanted t...

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Deal or No Deal

Published on Monday, December 3, 2018

The market went into the weekend with all eyes on the G20 summit taking place in Buenos Aires and the dinner meeting that would take place between President Trump and President Xi of China.  While nothing has been formally agreed on, the "agreement" that came out of that dinner meeting was a ceasefire on additional tariffs, a Chinese commitment to quickly buy U.S. agricultural and energy prod...

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Energy Markets

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

After seven straight weeks of losses, crude oil found support in Monday's trade.  However, given the reductions that OPEC nations have agreed to, the existing oversupply may now start to become manageable in future months, even as the US continues to expand its production.  While it is being billed as a reduction, the allowable volume of production captured in this "agreement" is the exa...

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Soybean Traders Taking Cover?

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018

Of late, the feature in grain markets has been the soybean complex and the story surrounding a deal with China.  Prices have responded and so have traders.  Rumor of the idea that Trump and the Chinese Premier would spend time at the G20 summit sent bean prices soaring.  Today, great advances in South American plantings together with a favorable forecast have caused traders to re-ev...

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Finding Chinese Corn

Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

On Thursday last, the USDA released their monthly supply and demand figures in what is often referred to as the WASDE report.  Several changes were made.  Domestically, corn and soybean yields were lowered to reflect declining fall conditions at the hands of mother nature.  While these were certainly welcomed announcements for anyone holding out for better prices, the adjustmen...

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