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Special Report – Inflation is no Longer a Longshot

Given that the last significant inflation period was decades ago, it is not surprising that the marketplace has become convinced that a return to inflationary conditions is extremely unlikely. In the wake of the subprime debacle, many economists suggested that a return of inflation would be decades in the making. But looking at current events, […]

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10 Good Reasons to Be Long Corn

Download the Full Report (PDF) 1) The USDA Outlook Forum in February pegged corn planted area at 90 million acres, but most traders are looking for the Prospective Plantings report on March 29th show corn plantings coming in 500,000 to 2.5 million acres lower. 2) The USDA pegged Argentina’s 2017/18 production at 36 million tonnes […]

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USDA Preview for September 12, 2017 Supply/Demand

SOYBEANS For the upcoming USDA reports, soybeans could be the market with the most volatility. The recent dry weather across a large portion of the Midwest has been accompanied by very mild temperatures. Traders have become familiar with the old mantra that corn yields are made in late July and soybean yields are made in […]

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Special Update: Gold, Silver, Dollar and Rates

GOLD/SILVER Obviously flight to quality and save haven are going to be featured this week in gold with other markets like silver, platinum, palladium, Bonds and the Yen figuring into the mix. Historically there might be fewer events with as much safe haven potential as the current North Korean situation. At least in the short […]

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Bullish Opportunity for Kansas City Wheat

December Kansas City Wheat has seen a $1.34 ¼ cent rally on the heels of a nearly $3.00 rally in Minneapolis Spring Wheat over the same period. While the fundamental story in Kansas City Hard Red Winter Wheat is not nearly as exciting as it is for the Minneapolis Hard Red Spring contract, the overall […]

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Market Opinions – July 20, 2017

Global equity markets were all higher overnight but once again the Russian markets were exceptions to that rule. The Asian session started out with a June reading on the Japanese trade balance that returned to a surplus and that would seem to be a sign of improvement in that economy. It should also be noted […]

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Market Opinions – July 19, 2017

Global equity markets were mostly higher overnight with the exceptions to that rule the Russian Markets and the IBEX. The Asian and European sessions were quiet data-wise. In addition to the lack of key scheduled economic data overnight the markets are also being held in check because of the looming ECB meeting on Thursday. The […]

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