3 Markets in 3 Minutes Video: Live Cattle, Soybeans and Bean Oil

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments


A brief dive into Live Cattle, Soybeans and Bean Oil FuturesE

Excerpts from the video (raw audio transcription):

Markets in a minute today is going to be three markets in 3 minutes to take a deeper dive [...]

5 Markets in 5 Minutes Video: Lumber, Coffee, Dollar Index, Feeder Cattle and British Pound

December 11th, 2018|0 Comments


A brief dive into Lumber, British Pound, Dollar Index, Feeder Cattle, and Coffee

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Markets in a minute today will be five markets in 5 minutes. I can take a little [...]

4 Markets in 4 Minutes Video: Lumber, Bonds, Dairy, and British Pound

December 10th, 2018|0 Comments

A brief dive into Lumber, Bonds, Dairy, and British Pound

Excerpts from the video:

Welcome to 4 markets 4 minutes where we give about a minute to markets that have some kind of noteworthy move today. Today's [...]

6 Markets in 6 Minutes

December 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Excerpts from the video:

6 markets in 6 minutes .. quick little review of the week and we're going to take a little deeper dive into just six of the markets. At the top of the [...]

Results of Today’s WASDE Report

November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Following up on yesterday's commentary: Here are the production numbers posted by the USDA, and my opinion of their short-term influence on price:

SOYBEANS: Yield @ 53.1 bpa vs. estimated 53.3; production @ 4.690 billion bushels [...]

Guesstimates for WASDE Report Tomorrow

November 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Tomorrow we get the latest numbers from the USDA in the form of the WASDE report. WASDE stands for World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, and it provides key estimates for production of major ag [...]

Agribusiness Report – WASDE Expectations

November 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Hey All --

Nearly each week I do an agribusiness report syndicated via radio in a number of areas across the US.

Here's the ABR I did yesterday ... it'll give you an idea of my thoughts [...]

October USDA Supply and Demand Report

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The USDA published its monthly supply and demand report for grains and oilseeds. Here's the summary:

Soybeans - 2018-19 soybean yield @ 53.1 vs average estimate of 53.3 bushels per acre and vs last month's 52.8 bushels [...]

Panic at the Equity Market Disco

October 11th, 2018|0 Comments

I was welcomed this morning by a number of emails from various sources calling my attention to the CME Price Limit Guide. For those who do not know, the CME implements trading halts in certain [...]

New (Recent) Ground for Interest Rates

October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Behold a chart of the yield of the 10-year note:

This chart is a monthly chart spanning from about April 1990 to current. At the top left of the chart is a value of about 6.5%. [...]

Wheat vs Corn Spread Playing Nice

September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

The difference between "will" and "should" is night and day. Note that as your read ahead...

In my opinion based on my analysis, there's a tendency in the back half of September for the price of [...]

Home in the Range

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

No, that wasn't a typo in the title of this post.

I want to take a look at a few markets in well established ranges, at least for the past four too six months or so. [...]

What a Winning Day Looks Like

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Everyone knows trading futures is a zero sum game. For every winner there is a loser. The moment you get into a trade as a speculator, or get filled on an order as a hedge, somebody [...]

Agribusiness Report

August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

I've been away for about a week, enjoying the few days of summer left before school starts. Back in the saddle today and I was asked to record my (near)weekly Agribusiness Report.

In lieu of a bunch [...]

If You See Something, Do Something

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

To end the week we had some data that was published early on in the day and bullied their markets. Earlier today we got the latest report on the consumer price index (CPI). As [...]

The Whole Truth and Seasonal Trading Strategies

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The other day I was reading some of the research that I get on a daily basis and came across a selection of key seasonals relating to the grain and oilseed markets.

The information provided by [...]

Bobbers and Sinkers

August 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

While there are many things that can work themselves into a market and influence price, each sector tends to have its own boppers and sinkers. Bobbers are factors that can help keep a market [...]

Know What The Chartists Expect

August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Take the time to learn some of the classic formations of technical analysis. While I believe that fundamental factors provide the best motivation for price trends, technical analysis in all of its forms helps [...]

Livestock Markets and Protein Shakes

July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Is the opposite of "64," "46"? It sure seems that way when you look at the lean hog futures market. In the first quarter of this year the December Lean Hog futures were [...]

The “W” in Wheat

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Following up on my commentary from yesterday, the wheat markets caught my attention again. As discussed, based on my analysis of the "W" bottoms that formed, the wheat futures had a bit more to [...]

Wheat in the Driver’s Seat

July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Each week I'm invited to talk about the major agricultural futures markets with a radio network dedicated to ag markets. This network called "All Ag All Day" is headquartered down in the panhandle of Texas. [...]

Old Gold Ways?

July 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

OK, so Monday is in the books. A few markets caught my eye today. In the ags, corn and wheat were able to move into some new swing high territory. They did not [...]

Metals Downside Targets

July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

The dollar index made a new high today. Although it settled back to about the middle of its range by the time it closed. Just a few weeks ago the index was trading [...]

Not So Precious Metals

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

In the metals markets today, both industrial metals and a precious metals fell back again. Platinum and copper are retesting their recent swing lows made last week. Palladium fell into new swing lows today. Gold [...]

Crude Mood

July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Let's talk about the energy sector. WTI crude oil futures took it on the chin today. The most actively traded contract, the August futures, fell by about $3.00 per barrel today. The past four sessions, [...]

Notable Markets this Week

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Looking back this week we saw some pretty considerable moves in many of the futures markets.  New crop corn futures had a 22¢ range and ended up on its lows and into a new low [...]

Quick Review of Today’s USDA Report

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Let's take a look at the latest data from the USDA that came out today.  The USDA published the monthly World Ag Supply/Demand estimates report.

Generally speaking, in my opinion, the report delivered friendly news for [...]

7 Come 11 Not Lucky Today

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Today being 7/11/18, any luck from the “7” or the “11” in the date is primarily being felt by anybody who is bearish commodity or financial futures markets.  A midday scan of price changes on [...]

Lows and Highs

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Bull markets do not make new lows. Welcome to the corn futures. With lows today of 347¼ for the September delivery and 357 for the December delivery, corn futures fell into new swing low [...]

First Flinch

July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

For this first full week in the month of July, the economic calendar looks to be a little light.  Tuesday we get the JOLTS number, Thursday we get consumer price index and jobless claims, and [...]

Out of the Woodwork

July 6th, 2018|0 Comments

This morning we got the latest report card on the employment situation here in the U.S. Month on month nonfarm payrolls increased by 213,000, manufacturing payrolls increased by 36,000. These are good numbers, and [...]

Quiet Day, Loud Moves

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

As I toggle through the markets today, I find a couple markets that are really interesting.

As we headed into the year 2018, one of the markets that there had been a heavy dose of expectation [...]

Week 1 July Fireworks

July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Today is Monday, the 2nd of July, and it appears we may not have to wait until the 4th of July for some fireworks. Already midday today, we have some significant moves in some of [...]

Mid Year Report Card

July 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Friday marked midyear on the trading calendar. It also marked the end of the quarter, a time for which the managed futures and managed money must publish their results for this year so far.
Over the [...]

USDA Acreage and Stocks

June 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Well, I’m glad we got that out of the way. The USDA Grain Stocks & Acreage Reports, that is. Earlier today the USDA published its latest set of data on acreage planted and on the [...]

Moth to Flame

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Without new reasons to push the stock index futures even lower after last week's rout, the markets are doing what might be expected of them and recovering a piece of the recent slide.
At last week's [...]