Grains

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We are now in the heart of the planting season for the 2021 crop year. Last April, prices were languishing at lows. Nearby CBOT corn futures traded to a low of $3.0025 per bushel. Soybean futures bottomed at $8.0825, while CBOT wheat reached $4.... more

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Over the past few months there’s been an increasing buzz about commodity prices… grains, crude oil, industrial and precious metals have all broken to the upside and one of the most uttered phrases on my newsfeed has been, “commodity supercycle”.... more

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In August 2020, the US Federal Reserve made a not-so-subtle change to its inflation policy. The world’s leading central bank shifted from a 2% target to an average of a 2% target for the economic condition.

Inflation is a general increase... more

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Most commercial hedgers begin their analysis and hedge decisions with a look at the long-term trend and this means a monthly continuation chart (aka rolling front-month futures chart). As of January 29, 2021., this is what that chart was showing... more

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The end of the summer is the start of the harvest season in the grain markets. The United States is the world’s leading producer and exporter of corn and soybeans, and a leading producer of wheat. The grains and oilseed are the agricultural... more

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This Microsoft Excel® dashboard scans the options on soybeans, wheat, and corn (Globex) futures markets for volume. It displays strikes ranked by the volume traded for each expiry listed. The scan covers options traded ten strikes above... more

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The 2012 drought sent grain prices to dizzying heights. Soybeans reached almost $18 while corn traded to highs of almost $8.50 and wheat moved above $9.45 per bushel. Since then, grain prices entered a prolonged bear market. These essential... more

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Soybean and corn prices have certainly turned around over the past few years. After reaching highs during the aftermath of the 2012 drought, prices have gone south. In 2012, corn traded to highs of almost $8.50 per bushel while soybeans reached... more