Except for oats futures, the entire grain complex enjoyed a week in the green as geopolitical risk and production headlines swirled. On Friday, wheat markets had a big day as market participants responded to a week of strong U.S. export sales. While total export activity is down year-over-year, it’s a positive sign for future sales…. Read More

Grain markets traded mostly lower this week as the complex dealt with thin volume on the shortened trading week, due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. More broadly, grain markets are watching for any news on trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Weather out of South America is usually a catalyst for this time of… Read More

When farmers talk about commodity markets, the conversation most often focuses on the fundamentals — everything from supply and demand to crop carryover. Rarely do you stumble upon a conversation where technical market analysis indicators are being hotly contested over coffee. Technical analysis, basically forecasting the direction of prices through the study of past market data,… Read More