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Market Commentary: CBOT Chops Sideways; Wheat Firmer on Russian Troop Movement; Hogs Fall on Weak Cash Prices

The CBOT traded mostly lower to start the week with soymeal dragging soybeans lower, despite a slight rise in soyoil futures. Corn rebounded from the day’s lows and settled just ½-cent lower and held to its recent trading range. Political uncertainty regarding Russia’s troop...

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Brazilian Beef and BSE

Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, has stated she’s hopeful Brazil will be shipping beef to China again this month. Brazil’s largest market has been closed now for 90 days since exports were suspended after the notification to the World Organization for Animal Healt...

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Market Commentary: Corn, Soy Rally on South American Forecast; Wheat Falls on Russia Export Rumors

Summer row crops rallied on the CBOT Friday while wheat futures turned lower on expectations that near-term Russian exports will increase substantially. Rumors that Russia may implement a wheat export quota starting in February led to speculation that the country’s exporters will try to f...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 3 December)

Ocean Freight Comments - 3 December 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting October and November 2021 are now in the past but the market volatility they brought remains. Over the last six weeks markets have been up, down, up, and all around. Dry-bulk markets are acting as if they have bottomed...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 3 December)

Ocean Freight Comments - 2 December 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting October and November 2021 are now in the past but the market volatility they brought remains. Over the last six weeks markets have been up, down, up, and all around. Dry-bulk markets are acting as if they have bottomed...

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Market Commentary: Omicron Correction

It was a risk off day as investors shook off earlier Omicron concerns and bought back part of what they’d given up in the past few days. With indications that this version of the virus is not deadlier, that it may even follow the evolutionary trend of viruses getting weaker over time, and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Ag Markets Bounce, Pullback as Omicron Detected in U.S.

The CBOT started the day higher with corn and the soy complex leading the way after “buy on the bounce” and “risk on” trade developed overnight and in the early morning. Confirmation from the EU that Omicron coronavirus cases present with relatively mild symptoms and a l...

livestock

AI Impact

As the media tracks the spread of the Omicron version of COVID, there are reports of additional outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in Europe. Like COVID, there are many varieties of avian influenza (AI) with low pathogenic the predominant form but high pathogenic forms consti...

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Market Commentary: COVID Tanks Markets (again)

“… [covid’s] always on my mind, [covid’s] always on my mind.” With apologies to Willie Nelson, that was the tune markets were singing Tuesday. After a brief pause yesterday, crude oil, stocks, currencies, and commodities all continued Friday’s risk-off and l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Ag Markets Weaker on Limited News, Strong U.S. Dollar, and Technical Selling

The CBOT was generally weaker to start the week with heavy overnight trade pushing wheat and soybeans higher while corn was lower. Today was the last trading day before first notice day on the 30 November and traders were actively exiting December positions. Given the general length in the CBOT...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Last week was a short one for trading with Monday having been an Argentine holiday and Thursday marking the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Markets were, of course, extremely volatile on Friday, and these factors combined to keep developments limited in both FAS and FOB markets. Wheat  Good wea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Cattle Extend Rally; Wheat Posts Reversal; Corn Fails at Key Resistance Level

The CBOT was higher overnight with continued worries about world wheat supplies and weather driving the markets. Wheat futures continued their upside run in early day trading and posted new contract highs before profit taking pushed the market lower and formed technical reversals on the charts...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Chops Sideways; Wheat Firmer on Russian Troop Movement; Hogs Fall on Weak Cash Prices

The CBOT traded mostly lower to start the week with soymeal dragging soybeans lower, despite a slight rise in soyoil futures. Corn rebounded from the day’s lows and settled just ½-cent lower and held to its recent trading range. Political uncertainty regarding Russia’s troop...

livestock

Brazilian Beef and BSE

Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, has stated she’s hopeful Brazil will be shipping beef to China again this month. Brazil’s largest market has been closed now for 90 days since exports were suspended after the notification to the World Organization for Animal Healt...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soy Rally on South American Forecast; Wheat Falls on Russia Export Rumors

Summer row crops rallied on the CBOT Friday while wheat futures turned lower on expectations that near-term Russian exports will increase substantially. Rumors that Russia may implement a wheat export quota starting in February led to speculation that the country’s exporters will try to f...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 3 December)

Ocean Freight Comments - 3 December 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting October and November 2021 are now in the past but the market volatility they brought remains. Over the last six weeks markets have been up, down, up, and all around. Dry-bulk markets are acting as if they have bottomed...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 3 December)

Ocean Freight Comments - 2 December 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting October and November 2021 are now in the past but the market volatility they brought remains. Over the last six weeks markets have been up, down, up, and all around. Dry-bulk markets are acting as if they have bottomed...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Omicron Correction

It was a risk off day as investors shook off earlier Omicron concerns and bought back part of what they’d given up in the past few days. With indications that this version of the virus is not deadlier, that it may even follow the evolutionary trend of viruses getting weaker over time, and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Ag Markets Bounce, Pullback as Omicron Detected in U.S.

The CBOT started the day higher with corn and the soy complex leading the way after “buy on the bounce” and “risk on” trade developed overnight and in the early morning. Confirmation from the EU that Omicron coronavirus cases present with relatively mild symptoms and a l...

livestock

AI Impact

As the media tracks the spread of the Omicron version of COVID, there are reports of additional outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in Europe. Like COVID, there are many varieties of avian influenza (AI) with low pathogenic the predominant form but high pathogenic forms consti...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: COVID Tanks Markets (again)

“… [covid’s] always on my mind, [covid’s] always on my mind.” With apologies to Willie Nelson, that was the tune markets were singing Tuesday. After a brief pause yesterday, crude oil, stocks, currencies, and commodities all continued Friday’s risk-off and l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Ag Markets Weaker on Limited News, Strong U.S. Dollar, and Technical Selling

The CBOT was generally weaker to start the week with heavy overnight trade pushing wheat and soybeans higher while corn was lower. Today was the last trading day before first notice day on the 30 November and traders were actively exiting December positions. Given the general length in the CBOT...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Last week was a short one for trading with Monday having been an Argentine holiday and Thursday marking the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Markets were, of course, extremely volatile on Friday, and these factors combined to keep developments limited in both FAS and FOB markets. Wheat  Good wea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Cattle Extend Rally; Wheat Posts Reversal; Corn Fails at Key Resistance Level

The CBOT was higher overnight with continued worries about world wheat supplies and weather driving the markets. Wheat futures continued their upside run in early day trading and posted new contract highs before profit taking pushed the market lower and formed technical reversals on the charts...

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