Grain Markets

Corn Headed Lower for Harvest

There are typically three solid seasonal setups, annually in the corn market. The first is a short sale following the pre-planting fears. The second aligns with the 4th of July. We skipped this trade due to corn’s precipitous trade war decline. The market’s recent bounce has proven the statistical assumption that the market had fallen too far, too quickly correct. The… Read more →

Commercial Traders Profit from Early Soybean Bid

Most of our research focuses on the Commodity Futures Trading Commissions’ (CFTC) Commitment of Trades (COT) report. We believe that the commercial traders are more intimately familiar with a market’s fundamentals that provide their livelihood than are the speculators who tend to come and go from one hot market to the next. We’ll explain how the commercial traders are connected,… Read more →

Weekly Outlook: Old Crop Soybean Consumption and Weather

Todd Hubbs Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois farmdoc daily (7):138 Recommended citation format: Hubbs, T. “Weekly Outlook: Old Crop Soybean Consumption and Weather.” farmdoc daily (7):138, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, July 31, 2017. Permalink: Soybean prices continue to reflect weather and crop conditions. The volatility in price movements… Read more →

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