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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Increased Sugarcane Prices a Double Blow for the Sugar Industry As this is an election year, the government must please farmers, the backbone of the Indian economy. As it promised in the election manifesto and again in the budget speech to guarantee them at least a 50 percent profit above the c...

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Subsidiarity Economic Cost; One-Sided Study; War Timeline and Result

Subsidiarity Economic Cost The effort to harmonize rules across the EU helped spawn separatist political movements, including the largest one, Brexit. Now policymakers in Brussels are trying to dampen objections to the cause by espousing subsidiarity, including in the next version of the Common...

Tariffs and Treasury Bonds

Treasury securities are one of the safest investments in times of economic chaos. Proof of that in the havoc over the present trade disputes may be the current flattening of the yield curve in bonds. With last year’s tax cut bill and the effective moratorium on new regulations, the econom...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were steady to slightly higher overnight, but the wheat markets took off higher again this morning. KC and Chicago traded gains of 10-15 cents most of the day before closing up 10-12.75 cents. Meanwhile, Minneapolis was trading 15-20 cents higher and finished up 14-18.25 cents. Corn aga...

Subsidiarity Economic Cost; One-Sided Study; War Timeline and Result

Subsidiarity Economic Cost The effort to harmonize rules across the EU helped spawn separatist political movements, including the largest one, Brexit. Now policymakers in Brussels are trying to dampen objections to the cause by espousing subsidiarity, including in the next version of the Common...

Tariffs and Treasury Bonds

Treasury securities are one of the safest investments in times of economic chaos. Proof of that in the havoc over the present trade disputes may be the current flattening of the yield curve in bonds. With last year’s tax cut bill and the effective moratorium on new regulations, the econom...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were steady to slightly higher overnight, but the wheat markets took off higher again this morning. KC and Chicago traded gains of 10-15 cents most of the day before closing up 10-12.75 cents. Meanwhile, Minneapolis was trading 15-20 cents higher and finished up 14-18.25 cents. Corn aga...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Changes in energy products’ recent price behavior point to potential trading opportunities. Similarly, the momentum indicators in grains show opportunities in those commodities are rapidly changing as well. Finally, livestock and soft commodity futures are analyzed and their forward curve...

Wheat Fundamentals Are Getting Stronger

U.S. wheat fundamentals have been improving quickly over the past several months, although this wouldn’t be apparent by looking at prices. Some of the key changes in the wheat market involve the outlook for crops in key wheat-producing countries. Russia’s wheat crop will be at least...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Changes in energy products’ recent price behavior point to potential trading opportunities. Similarly, the momentum indicators in grains show opportunities in those commodities are rapidly changing as well. Finally, livestock and soft commodity futures are analyzed and their forward curve...

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Cattle on Feed

U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 4 Percent. This is the highest July 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.15 million head, up 8 percent from 2017. Placements in feedlots during June totaled 1.79 million head, 1 percent above 2017. Marketings of fed cattle...

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Cattle on Feed; Animal Rights Revival

Cattle on Feed Tomorrow USDA will release its monthly Cattle on Feed report. Pre-report estimates from the industry peg the total number of cattle on feed as of 1 July to be 104.3 percent of last year, which would be the 18th consecutive month that it was larger than the year prior. June placem...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The quietude of yesterday’s grain and soy futures markets continued in the overnight trading session. Volume and price movement were limited with nothing significant to inject trading interest or volume into the markets, and prices stayed close to Wednesday’s closes. At this morning...

China Hit Worst; IMF Backs Trade Distortions; Realigned Politics; Nut Melk

China Hit Worst Like the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) assessment on a global basis, the Asian Development Bank this week kept its current forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth in developing Asia at 6 percent this year and 5.9 percent in 2019. However, it warned t...

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