By Fred Evans – June 8, 2017
“No one can beat the market.” — Edwin Lefevre
Isn’t that a fine statement from a man who enjoyed an 18-year career encouraging people to trade futures?
He had a point: There’s evidence that only two in ten people will be successful speculating on the market, and if those two stay in the market long enough they too will lose.
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – June 6, 2017
Hogs up sharply! For agricultural commodities, larger supplies generally result in lower prices. But this year’s hog market is going against that adage – with both larger supplies and higher prices!
– Commentary by Chris Hurt, Dept of Ag Economics, University of Illinois, on farmdoc daily, June 5, 2017.
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 31, 2017
“The earliest reports from the start of the US hard red winter wheat harvest underscored industry fears of a second straight year of low protein, a factor that shifts the market’s focus to prospects for the North American spring wheat crop, a higher-protein variety.”
– Reuters, May 30, 2017
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 16, 2017
A market analyst expects additional soybean acres to come from winter wheat fields damaged by snow earlier this month.
– Brownfield, May 11
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – May 5, 2017
With big crops being harvested in South America and U.S. planted area set to increase dramatically, American producers have become decidedly more downbeat on soybean price prospects.
– Syngenta Farm, May 2, 2017