Tagged: soybeans

The News & What it Means – A Cold, Wet Start as Attention Turns to Midwest Weather

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 10, 2018

 

The news:

“The USDA’s weekly crop progress report pegged nationwide corn planting at 2% complete as of Sunday, a single point behind last year but right on par with the five-year average and pre-report trade guesses.”

Syngenta website article, April 9, 2018

A Look at Weather Markets of the Past

By Fred Evans – March 21, 2018

 

“What is cheap (undervalued) that I can buy that is going to go up so that I can make some money?” 

 

That was the standard refrain I heard when I would receive inquiries from neophyte investors (speculators) interested in trading commodity futures.  In my twenty years as a commodity futures account executive I never received a single phone call from a potential client who asked “what is overvalued that I can sell short and make some money?”

The News and What it Means – Soybean Rally May Need More than Argentina Weather

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – January 30, 2018

 

The news:

“Argentinian production of soybean is to hit a five-year low of 52 million tonnes in the 2017/18 crop year, as yields are expected to fall 13% to 2.9 tonnes/hectare, according to a weekly market note by the Rosario Board of Trade.”

– AgriCENSUS, Jan. 29, 2018