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Ag Perspectives

Ag Perspectives

Ag Perspectives

A daily report that dissects the market and policy developments most likely to impact the agricultural markets. Ag Perspectives highlights the foibles of issue proponents and policy makers seeking to redirect the way the agrifood markets work.

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Recent Analysis from Ag Perspectives

Awkwardness on Hong Kong; Gottlieb’s Successor

Awkwardness on Hong Kong President Trump says he will sign or veto legislation (the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act) approved near unanimously by the Congress depending on whether China completes a phase one trade deal with him. There are several awkward aspects to his position includi...

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Cold Storage Report Features More Pork, Poultry

The latest Cold Storage report from USDA (which features commodity stocks as of 31 October 2019) shows growing supplies of pork and chicken and a modest tightening in beef supplies. Total red meat supplies were up 1 percent from September but down 1 percent from year-ago levels.    &...

Technical Perspectives

Technical Perspectives

Technical Perspectives

Lefcourt Commodities Forecasting and World Perspectives bring you a daily report that combines fundamental developments with technical analysis to give you an unparalleled edge in the markets.

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Recent Analysis from Technical Perspectives
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PM Post - Expirations and Rolls

THE OPEN Jan beans:  1/4 lower Jan meal:  .40 lower Jan soyoil:  25 higher March corn:  1 lower March wheat:  2 higher The markets opened as called with grains firmer against beans and meal.  Wheat prices are firmer as they were well bid before the open and are con...

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Technical Views - Lows Begetting New Lows

SPREADS Crush margins continue to firm with March trading to 1.02c/bu.  Oilshare trades back up to 34.0%.  Jan/March beans trade to ctr lows at 14 1/4c.   Dec/March corn trades from 10 1/4c to 10 1/2c, while Dec 19/Dec 20 trades from 25 1/2c to 26c.  Dec wheat/corn trad...

Ag Review

Ag Review

Ag Review

A monthly report taking a deep dive into how market fundamentals are driving industry profitability and earnings potential.

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Ag Review - October 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers changes in China’s meat consumption, a review of the Department of Commerce’s international trade report and what it might tell us about the U.S. economy, an overview of...

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Ag Review - September 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This issue covers the outlook for the 2019/20 U.S. crop marketing year, China's rapidly changing livestock markets, how increasing Chinese purchases of U.S. ag goods is impacting South American trade...

Commodity Analytics

Commodity Analytics

Commodity Analytics

WPI’s proprietary platform that allows customers to concisely visualize key commodity market fundamental and technical developments.

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Recent Analysis from Commodity Analytics
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Cattle on Feed

• USDA Estimates: U.S. Cattle on Feed were up 1 percent on November 1, 2019.  • Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.48 million head, 10 percent above 2018.  • Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.88 million head, 1 percent below 2018. &nbsp...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.6875/bushel, up $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.1875/bushel, up $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $8.97/bushel, down $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $299/short ton, down $2 from y...

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