The Bond Bear Camp has the Edge to Start the Week

Not surprisingly Treasury prices were lower early this morning after being presented with mostly positive Euro zone economic data. The slide in Bonds and Notes this morning isn’t out on context following hawkish Fed dialogue from Monday from the Fed’s Mester who seemed to suggest that a rate hike could be seen even if the […]

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Soybean Acres are Key for 2017/18

There has been much discussion about how many more acres producers will plant to soybeans this year. Last year they planted 83.4 million acres, up from 82.7 million in 2015/16. As recently as 2013/14, that number was only 76.8 million. All it takes is a look at a chart of Chinese soybean imports to see […]

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The Path of Least Resistance is Pointing Upward Again Today

CRUDE OIL MARKET FUNDAMENTALS: February crude oil managed to forge another higher high for the move overnight and managed that action in the face of moderating US temperatures and more importantly, in the face of renewed Libyan oil export capacity and targeted increases in Libyan production for the month of December. The Libyan situation is […]

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