Grain markets had one of their worst weeks in the last couple of years as everything from better weather to updated production estimates to geopolitical risk erased most of the premiums we’ve seen over the past two months. We’ve been saying for the past few weeks in our commentary (both on here and our daily Breakfast Brief)… Read More

The United Kingdom voted and the markets reacted. If you are a political or economics junkie, it was must-watch coverage of the BREXIT vote night. United Kingdom voters decided by a slight majority to leave the European Union. As one would expect, with “leave” or “stay”, the markets would react. The Pound Sterling rocked lower through the… Read More

Grains through the middle of May saw fund buying continue to try keep the elevated prices where they’re at after some bearish weather and crop progress reports. Some warmer temperatures in the forecast for June across many parts of North America’s major growing regions have been offset by some timely rains in many locations. More… Read More

The USDA published its monthly version of the world agricultural supply and demand estimates today and the numbers came in a bit below pre-report expectations. This was great for the bulls, but some weather pressures held the rally back from the massive gains that most were initially expecting after the report’s release as profits were locked up… Read More

Soybeans. Who cares about anything else? The oilseed has taken the majority of the grains complex with it to heights that most analysts didn’t think were possible a few months ago. Sure, you lose a couple million tonnes in Argentina, but with bigger crops in Brazil and North America, and demand climbing a bit, there’s more… Read More

The grains complex pushed up to new highs this week due to two factors: money flow and South America. Here in North America, the percentage of fields planted is well ahead of its 5-year average. This week, soybeans came within a sliver of touching $11/bushel, wheat was pushed up due to quality concerns in the Southern Plains, while corn… Read More

Through the third week of May there has been much discussion around last week’s WASDE report from the USDA, as well as weather affecting planting. Oilseeds continued to make the most moves this week, as led by soymeal (up almost 9% for the week and now +46% since the start of 2016). Soybeans, while up 23% year-to-date,… Read More

Coming off record global production last year, world wheat supplies are massive. And yet, growing year-over-year ending stocks have not translated into a major decline in cash wheat bids for Canadian farmers. That’s mainly due to two related factors: the weak Canadian dollar and tightening Canadian supplies — a function of the weak dollar driving exports and farmers producing less… Read More

The grains markets got a surprising World Agricultural Supply and Demands Estimate (WASDE) report on Tuesday, as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) raised demand for U.S. corn and soybeans, sending the markets skyward! Oilseeds got the best of the bullish rush, with soybeans going limit-up, followed closely by canola, which touched last summer’s highs at… Read More

Canola supplies will likely be tight leading up to harvest this fall, and could be even tighter in 2017 based on StatsCan estimates, average yields and demand trends. “The market is definitely telling us supplies are not going to be as abundant as what we’ve had over the last few years, and I would say it… Read More

The USDA sent the oilseed market soaring on Tuesday with the release of its May supply/demand report, which included the first estimates for 2016-17 ending stocks. Old and new crop soybean futures spiked more than 50 cents/bushel, with the nearby July contract hitting the daily limit of 65 cents at one point. Soymeal futures finished at… Read More

Grain markets rode the roller coaster this week as a myriad of factors played into movements across the complex. Currencies, oil prices, weather forecasts, and money flow played a part in helping the market maintain or increase elevated levels. The oilseed market had a strong finish into the close of trading for the week, as oilseeds… Read More

Grains continued their push higher to end the month of April as a multitude of factors extended the fenceline for bulls to run along. Money flows into the commodity sector have been the biggest reason for the rally, as the commodity complex had its best one-month since 2010, beating all other asset classes (i.e. stocks,… Read More