Grain prices this week flopped around a bit as the market dealt with some currency moves. Relatively decent harvest weather has greeted western Canada and, though dryness concerns are still hitting other parts of the world, it’s time to turn the bushel number counter on for corn and beans across the U.S. and eastern Canada. The Black… Read More

Grains this week were mixed as the market was chasing weather, export trade data, and harvest headlines. We ended the trading quarter this week, and oats was the biggest loser, dropping 15% over the course of it, followed by Chicago wheat (-12.8%), soybeans (-12.1%), canola (-10.6%), and corn (-10.5%). From a currency perspective, the Canadian… Read More

Grains finished the last full week of trading in September in the green thanks to some unfavourable weather conditions in Europe and Asia, and better-expected-export numbers for U.S. sales. While crop progress reports in North America continue to show that things are ahead of schedule & crop quality is relatively decent, some good buying strength… Read More

On Friday, September 11, 2015 (a historic date in its own right), the USDA released its latest world agricultural supply and demand estimates. Most expectations going into the report were that the world crop soothsayers would keep things relatively mute on a global level, and downgrade U.S. production. Alas, the boys and girls in Washington, D.C. had… Read More

Grain prices this week did not fare so well as the complex dealt with outside pressure from other commodity and equity markets, harvests, and good growing conditions. Most front-month contracts on the futures board dropped 2-5%. The decline started Monday with economic data out China showing its factory activity contracted at the fastest pace in three… Read More

Grain markets this week were about 2-3% lower on the front-month contracts as weather/growing conditions have improved, slowing down the running of the grain bulls (especially since there aren’t any demand headlines for them to chase after). And it’s no wonder the bulls need a breather. Between abundant rains in the Midwest, dry weather in… Read More

June 30 was a big day in 1867: the eve before the birth of this great nation. This year, nearly 150 years later, it marked the end of the trading month, the end of the trading quarter, the final day for Greece to accept new financial austerity measures or make a €1.6 Billion loan payment (they did… Read More