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The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity index - Optimum Yield Agriculture. The fund is a senior unsecured obligation that allows investors to take a short view on the performance of the agriculture sector. The index is composed of roughly equal percentages of corn, wheat, soybean, and sugar futures contracts.

Market Cap: 414 Thousand

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

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Shares Outstanding: 11.9 Thousand

Float: 11.9 Thousand

Dividend: 0.0 (0.0%)

Beta: -0.82585

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 522

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Longest drawdown: 386 trading days

From: 2015-06-18 To: 2018-08-02

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EconoFact: 'Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 03:19:41:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 5, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . EconoFact , today: The agriculture sector in the United States depends upon exports for its vitality. Sales of U.S. agricultural products abroad are responsible for 20 percent of U.S. farm i… read more...

EconoFact: 'Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 03:19:41:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 5, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . EconoFact , today: The agriculture sector in the United States depends upon exports for its vitality. Sales of U.S. agricultural products abroad are responsible for 20 percent of U.S. farm i… read more...

EconoFact: 'Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 03:19:41:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 5, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . EconoFact , today: The agriculture sector in the United States depends upon exports for its vitality. Sales of U.S. agricultural products abroad are responsible for 20 percent of U.S. farm i… read more...

EconoFact: 'Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 03:19:41:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 5, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . EconoFact , today: The agriculture sector in the United States depends upon exports for its vitality. Sales of U.S. agricultural products abroad are responsible for 20 percent of U.S. farm i… read more...

EconoFact: 'Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 03:19:41:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 5, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . EconoFact , today: The agriculture sector in the United States depends upon exports for its vitality. Sales of U.S. agricultural products abroad are responsible for 20 percent of U.S. farm i… read more...

EconoFact: 'Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 03:19:41:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 5, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . EconoFact , today: The agriculture sector in the United States depends upon exports for its vitality. Sales of U.S. agricultural products abroad are responsible for 20 percent of U.S. farm i… read more...

EconoFact: 'Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 03:19:41:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 5, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . EconoFact , today: The agriculture sector in the United States depends upon exports for its vitality. Sales of U.S. agricultural products abroad are responsible for 20 percent of U.S. farm i… read more...

Sugar Continues To Dissolve

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 07:00:00:000

Sugar is a staple commodity that is an ingredient in candies, cakes, jellies, and other foods we consume on a daily basis. Technology has created the ability to produce fuel from the raw form of the sweet commodity. In Brazil, the world's leading producer of sugarcane, sugar-based ethanol powe… read more...

Today's Glut Is Tomorrow's Deficit

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 06:15:00:000

Demand for animal protein has been rising over the decades because of increasing population and wealth around the world. In 1960, three billion people inhabited the earth. By the turn of the century in 2000, the number doubled to six billion. The most recent estimation of the global population… read more...

The Bottom In Agriculture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 00:21:56:000

I have written two articles over the last several years advocating a long position in the US ag complex, the last on Feb 17, 2017 . Both had immediate gains, but the tide eventually reversed. Note: I recommended getting out on my blog . The reason is that world growing conditions have been g… read more...

The Bottom In Agriculture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 00:21:56:000

I have written two articles over the last several years advocating a long position in the US ag complex, the last on Feb 17, 2017 . Both had immediate gains, but the tide eventually reversed. Note: I recommended getting out on my blog . The reason is that world growing conditions have been g… read more...

The Bottom In Agriculture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 00:21:56:000

I have written two articles over the last several years advocating a long position in the US ag complex, the last on Feb 17, 2017 . Both had immediate gains, but the tide eventually reversed. Note: I recommended getting out on my blog . The reason is that world growing conditions have been g… read more...

June prices received index increased 0.1% (M/M)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 15:06:55:000

The June Prices Received Index for agricultural production is 95.1% of its 2011 base, up 0.1% from the May 2018 index but down 3.3% from the June 2017 index More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agriculture ETN, DB Agriculture Double Long ETN, … read more...

June prices received index increased 0.1% (M/M)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 15:06:55:000

The June Prices Received Index for agricultural production is 95.1% of its 2011 base, up 0.1% from the May 2018 index but down 3.3% from the June 2017 index More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agriculture ETN, DB Agriculture Double Long ETN, … read more...

Update On ADM, Ethanol, And Agricultural Processing Spreads

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 06:45:00:000

We are now in the middle of the 2018 growing season for grains in the northern hemisphere. While in past years, the futures market in corn and other grains and oilseeds have focused like a laser on the weather conditions across the fertile plains of the U.S. at this time of the year, this year… read more...

Update On ADM, Ethanol, And Agricultural Processing Spreads

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 06:45:00:000

We are now in the middle of the 2018 growing season for grains in the northern hemisphere. While in past years, the futures market in corn and other grains and oilseeds have focused like a laser on the weather conditions across the fertile plains of the U.S. at this time of the year, this year… read more...

G20 ag ministers pledge WTO reforms

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-29 10:35:00:000

Agriculture ministers from the G20 countries criticized protectionism in a joint statement on Saturday, and vowed to reform WTO rules, but did not detail what steps they would take to improve the food trade system. More news on: iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee ETN, Invesco DB Agriculture ETF,… read more...

U.S.-EU trade truce looks shaky over differing views on farming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 18:23:19:000

Pres. Trump touted his new trade deal with the European Union in a trip today to Iowa, hailing it as a benefit to farmers who have been hurt by the fallout from his tariffs. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Corn ETF, Teucrium Wheat Fund, Commodities news, News on the U…. read more...

U.S.-EU trade truce looks shaky over differing views on farming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 18:23:19:000

Pres. Trump touted his new trade deal with the European Union in a trip today to Iowa, hailing it as a benefit to farmers who have been hurt by the fallout from his tariffs. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Corn ETF, Teucrium Wheat Fund, Commodities news, News on the U…. read more...

U.S.-EU trade truce looks shaky over differing views on farming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 18:23:19:000

Pres. Trump touted his new trade deal with the European Union in a trip today to Iowa, hailing it as a benefit to farmers who have been hurt by the fallout from his tariffs. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Corn ETF, Teucrium Wheat Fund, Commodities news, News on the U…. read more...

Wheat Bucks The Trend In Grains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 06:15:00:000

Trade issues have weighed heavily on the prices of agricultural commodities that trade in the futures market on the Chicago Board of Trade division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since late May. The United States has a long history as an agricultural nation. The fertile plains of the Mid… read more...

Wheat Bucks The Trend In Grains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 06:15:00:000

Trade issues have weighed heavily on the prices of agricultural commodities that trade in the futures market on the Chicago Board of Trade division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since late May. The United States has a long history as an agricultural nation. The fertile plains of the Mid… read more...

Wheat Bucks The Trend In Grains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 06:15:00:000

Trade issues have weighed heavily on the prices of agricultural commodities that trade in the futures market on the Chicago Board of Trade division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since late May. The United States has a long history as an agricultural nation. The fertile plains of the Mid… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Post The July WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 07:00:00:000

On Thursday, July 12, at noon EST the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Each month, the report tends to stoke volatility in the agricultural markets as the USDA comments on crop progress and projects the future for inve… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Post The July WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 07:00:00:000

On Thursday, July 12, at noon EST the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Each month, the report tends to stoke volatility in the agricultural markets as the USDA comments on crop progress and projects the future for inve… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Post The July WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 07:00:00:000

On Thursday, July 12, at noon EST the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Each month, the report tends to stoke volatility in the agricultural markets as the USDA comments on crop progress and projects the future for inve… read more...

USDA sees soybean stocks soaring to record as China tariffs hit exports

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 18:37:49:000

Soybean prices fell to their lowest in nearly a decade after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast domestic supplies will rise to the highest ever on expectations that tariffs in China, the worlds largest soybean purchaser, will cut into exports. More news on: Invesco DB Ag… read more...

USDA sees soybean stocks soaring to record as China tariffs hit exports

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 18:37:49:000

Soybean prices fell to their lowest in nearly a decade after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast domestic supplies will rise to the highest ever on expectations that tariffs in China, the worlds largest soybean purchaser, will cut into exports. More news on: Invesco DB Ag… read more...

USDA sees soybean stocks soaring to record as China tariffs hit exports

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 18:37:49:000

Soybean prices fell to their lowest in nearly a decade after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast domestic supplies will rise to the highest ever on expectations that tariffs in China, the worlds largest soybean purchaser, will cut into exports. More news on: Invesco DB Ag… read more...

USDA sees soybean stocks soaring to record as China tariffs hit exports

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 18:37:49:000

Soybean prices fell to their lowest in nearly a decade after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast domestic supplies will rise to the highest ever on expectations that tariffs in China, the worlds largest soybean purchaser, will cut into exports. More news on: Invesco DB Ag… read more...

Agricultural Commodities: Pre-July WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 16:10:25:000

On Thursday, July 12, at noon EST the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The July report comes as the 2018 growing season is well underway, so it can offer lots of insight into crop progress. After five consecutive years … read more...

Agricultural Commodities: Pre-July WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 16:10:25:000

On Thursday, July 12, at noon EST the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The July report comes as the 2018 growing season is well underway, so it can offer lots of insight into crop progress. After five consecutive years … read more...

Agricultural Commodities: Pre-July WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 16:10:25:000

On Thursday, July 12, at noon EST the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The July report comes as the 2018 growing season is well underway, so it can offer lots of insight into crop progress. After five consecutive years … read more...

Did The Price Of Soybeans Find A Bottom?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 06:15:00:000

It has been a volatile year in the soybean futures market. The oilseed rallied in early March on a rally in the price of soybean meal because of drought conditions in Argentina during the heart of the South American growing season. However, the crop in Brazil was sufficient to calm supply fear… read more...

Did The Price Of Soybeans Find A Bottom?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 06:15:00:000

It has been a volatile year in the soybean futures market. The oilseed rallied in early March on a rally in the price of soybean meal because of drought conditions in Argentina during the heart of the South American growing season. However, the crop in Brazil was sufficient to calm supply fear… read more...

Did The Price Of Soybeans Find A Bottom?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 06:15:00:000

It has been a volatile year in the soybean futures market. The oilseed rallied in early March on a rally in the price of soybean meal because of drought conditions in Argentina during the heart of the South American growing season. However, the crop in Brazil was sufficient to calm supply fear… read more...

Wheat Prices Outperform Other Grains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 06:00:00:000

Wheat is the essential grain that is the ingredient in flour that makes the bread that feeds people all over the world. In the price of wheat rallied to its all-time high on weather-related shortages. The and availability of bread can become an issue for individuals and governments. Over the c… read more...

Wheat Prices Outperform Other Grains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 06:00:00:000

Wheat is the essential grain that is the ingredient in flour that makes the bread that feeds people all over the world. In the price of wheat rallied to its all-time high on weather-related shortages. The and availability of bread can become an issue for individuals and governments. Over the c… read more...

Wheat Prices Outperform Other Grains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 06:00:00:000

Wheat is the essential grain that is the ingredient in flour that makes the bread that feeds people all over the world. In the price of wheat rallied to its all-time high on weather-related shortages. The and availability of bread can become an issue for individuals and governments. Over the c… read more...

Judge says lawsuits alleging Roundup weedkiller causes cancer can go to trial

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 14:48:44:000

A U.S. judge says he will allow lawsuits alleging that Monsanto's ( OTCPK:BAYRY +0.2% ) Roundup weedkiller causes cancer to proceed to trial , a development with potentially major implications for agribusiness. More news on: Bayer A.G. ADR, Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, ELEMENTS Rogers In… read more...

Sugar Goes For Another Test Of The Downside

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 08:00:00:000

After reaching a high of 12.97 cents per pound on the first day of June, the price of nearby sugar futures that trades on the Intercontinental Exchange has been edging lower. Sugar has been ensconced in a bear market since October 2016 when the price reached a peak of 23.90 cents. Historical… read more...

Ep 68 - Agricultural Commodities And The New Middle Class

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 06:32:59:000

Spinning out of the mounting trade and tariff talk over the last few months, Tematica's mixologists Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace talk with Teucrium Trading's Sal Gilbertie on this week's podcast. Not only is Sal a dyed in the wool farmer, but he's also one of the management team behin… read more...

Commodities set to rise as trade war fears oversold, Goldman analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 11:36:03:000

Goldman Sachs remains bullish on commodities , saying concerns about a potential U.S.-China trade war, demand weakness in emerging markets and oil producers' decision to increase production have been oversold, and even commodities most exposed to trade war risks are worth buying. More new… read more...

Commodities set to rise as trade war fears oversold, Goldman analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 11:36:03:000

Goldman Sachs remains bullish on commodities , saying concerns about a potential U.S.-China trade war, demand weakness in emerging markets and oil producers' decision to increase production have been oversold, and even commodities most exposed to trade war risks are worth buying. More new… read more...

Commodities set to rise as trade war fears oversold, Goldman analysts say

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 11:36:03:000

Goldman Sachs remains bullish on commodities , saying concerns about a potential U.S.-China trade war, demand weakness in emerging markets and oil producers' decision to increase production have been oversold, and even commodities most exposed to trade war risks are worth buying. More new… read more...

Soybean futures fall to lowest in nearly a decade

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 16:31:58:000

Soybean prices tumble another 1.2% to the lowest since March 2009 , as the looming trade fight with Chinese threatens to eliminate the largest U.S. market for the commodity. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Soybean Fund, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agricultur… read more...

Soybean futures fall to lowest in nearly a decade

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 16:31:58:000

Soybean prices tumble another 1.2% to the lowest since March 2009 , as the looming trade fight with Chinese threatens to eliminate the largest U.S. market for the commodity. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Soybean Fund, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agricultur… read more...

Soybean futures fall to lowest in nearly a decade

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 16:31:58:000

Soybean prices tumble another 1.2% to the lowest since March 2009 , as the looming trade fight with Chinese threatens to eliminate the largest U.S. market for the commodity. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Soybean Fund, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agricultur… read more...

It Was Too Soon For Grains To Tank

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 17:25:02:000

Last week the grain markets went on a wild ride to the downside. The prices of soybeans, corn, and wheat all declined and fell to the lowest levels in quite some time. The planting season across the fertile plains of the United States, and around the world in the Northern Hemisphere just came … read more...

It Was Too Soon For Grains To Tank

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 17:25:02:000

Last week the grain markets went on a wild ride to the downside. The prices of soybeans, corn, and wheat all declined and fell to the lowest levels in quite some time. The planting season across the fertile plains of the United States, and around the world in the Northern Hemisphere just came … read more...

It Was Too Soon For Grains To Tank

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 17:25:02:000

Last week the grain markets went on a wild ride to the downside. The prices of soybeans, corn, and wheat all declined and fell to the lowest levels in quite some time. The planting season across the fertile plains of the United States, and around the world in the Northern Hemisphere just came … read more...

Cocoa Stalls At Close To Its Pivot Point

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 11:54:14:000

There has been lots of price volatility in the cocoa market since the soft commodities found a peak at $3422 per ton in December 2015. Despite increasing global demand for chocolate confectionery products, enough supplies to satisfy requirements took the price steadily lower, and cocoa began m… read more...

Cocoa Stalls At Close To Its Pivot Point

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 11:54:14:000

There has been lots of price volatility in the cocoa market since the soft commodities found a peak at $3422 per ton in December 2015. Despite increasing global demand for chocolate confectionery products, enough supplies to satisfy requirements took the price steadily lower, and cocoa began m… read more...

Soybean prices plunge to two-year lows on mounting trade threats

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-19 14:29:11:000

Soybean prices sink more than 5% to the lowest in two years, as renewed concerns about a U.S.-China trade war dimmed hopes that U.S. farmers might win a reprieve from duties on soybeans set to take effect next month. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Corn ETF, Teucrium … read more...

Soybean prices plunge to two-year lows on mounting trade threats

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-19 14:29:11:000

Soybean prices sink more than 5% to the lowest in two years, as renewed concerns about a U.S.-China trade war dimmed hopes that U.S. farmers might win a reprieve from duties on soybeans set to take effect next month. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Corn ETF, Teucrium … read more...

Soybean prices plunge to two-year lows on mounting trade threats

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-19 14:29:11:000

Soybean prices sink more than 5% to the lowest in two years, as renewed concerns about a U.S.-China trade war dimmed hopes that U.S. farmers might win a reprieve from duties on soybeans set to take effect next month. More news on: Invesco DB Agriculture ETF, Teucrium Corn ETF, Teucrium … read more...

The Tariffs Saga Means Cheap Meat - Don't Get Used To It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 06:45:00:000

The world has so much to think about these days. This week's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could bring peace to the Korean Peninsula, or it could result in a nuclear stalemate in the region. We heard from the three of the leading central banks of the world … read more...

Agricultural Commodities And The June WASDE Report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-18 06:00:00:000

On Tuesday, June 12, while the world was watching the U.S. and North Korean leaders shake hands and sign a document of cooperation; farmers were waiting for the release of the June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The June report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture co… read more...

U.S. soybean futures sink to one-year low as China retaliates with tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 18:54:02:000

U.S. soybean futures plunged 2.5% to a one-year low of $9.04/bushel today as top global buyer China retaliated against U.S. tariffs with its own tariffs on soybean imports effective July 6, and American farmers now prepare for disruption to the $12B/year worth of soybean shipments they sen… read more...

U.S. soybean futures sink to one-year low as China retaliates with tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 18:54:02:000

U.S. soybean futures plunged 2.5% to a one-year low of $9.04/bushel today as top global buyer China retaliated against U.S. tariffs with its own tariffs on soybean imports effective July 6, and American farmers now prepare for disruption to the $12B/year worth of soybean shipments they sen… read more...

U.S. soybean futures sink to one-year low as China retaliates with tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-15 18:54:02:000

U.S. soybean futures plunged 2.5% to a one-year low of $9.04/bushel today as top global buyer China retaliated against U.S. tariffs with its own tariffs on soybean imports effective July 6, and American farmers now prepare for disruption to the $12B/year worth of soybean shipments they sen… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-June WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 06:45:00:000

On Tuesday, June 12, when the world is watching the events in Singapore, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The monthly report will update the latest crop progress for agricultural commodities in the U.S. and around t… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-June WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 06:45:00:000

On Tuesday, June 12, when the world is watching the events in Singapore, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The monthly report will update the latest crop progress for agricultural commodities in the U.S. and around t… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-June WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 06:45:00:000

On Tuesday, June 12, when the world is watching the events in Singapore, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The monthly report will update the latest crop progress for agricultural commodities in the U.S. and around t… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-June WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-11 06:45:00:000

On Tuesday, June 12, when the world is watching the events in Singapore, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The monthly report will update the latest crop progress for agricultural commodities in the U.S. and around t… read more...

Cocoa Fills The Gap On The Weekly Chart - Is It Time To Buy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 14:46:27:000

The price of cocoa fell from $3422 per ton in December 2015 to lows of $1769 in Jun e 2017. After an eight-month price consolidation between $1800 and $2236 that lasted until the end of February 2018, the price of the soft commodity exploded to the upside. Dry conditions in the West African … read more...

Cocoa Fills The Gap On The Weekly Chart - Is It Time To Buy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 14:46:27:000

The price of cocoa fell from $3422 per ton in December 2015 to lows of $1769 in Jun e 2017. After an eight-month price consolidation between $1800 and $2236 that lasted until the end of February 2018, the price of the soft commodity exploded to the upside. Dry conditions in the West African … read more...

Cocoa Fills The Gap On The Weekly Chart - Is It Time To Buy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-05 14:46:27:000

The price of cocoa fell from $3422 per ton in December 2015 to lows of $1769 in Jun e 2017. After an eight-month price consolidation between $1800 and $2236 that lasted until the end of February 2018, the price of the soft commodity exploded to the upside. Dry conditions in the West African … read more...

Cotton Reaches A Target

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-04 13:35:12:000

Cotton is a soft fiber that people all over the world wear and sleep on each day. It is also in the soft commodities sector of the raw materials market. Cotton can be a highly volatility commodity, and it is not unusual for the price of the fluffy fiber to double, triple, or halve over very sh… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Grain Volatility Creates Trading Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-01 07:08:00:000

Grain prices got off to a bullish start in early March when drought conditions in Argentina caused a rally in the soybean futures market, and corn and wheat followed. With the 2018 crop year underway in the U.S. there are mounting reasons why the path of least resistance for all of the three p… read more...

Sweet Memories Of A Higher Low

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-31 06:15:00:000

Sugar is a volatile commodity that is an essential foodstuff around the world. Production of sugar comes from two sources, sugarcane and sugar beets. The cane grows in tropical climates while the beets can thrive in cooler areas of the world. Since the early 1970s, the price of world sugar fut… read more...

April farm prices received Index -2.2% (M/M)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 15:06:49:000

The April Prices Received Index for agricultural production is 92.8% of its 2011 base, down 2.2% from the March 2018 index and 3.1% from the April 2017 index More news on: PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agriculture ETN, DB Agriculture Double Long … read more...

April farm prices received Index -2.2% (M/M)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 15:06:49:000

The April Prices Received Index for agricultural production is 92.8% of its 2011 base, down 2.2% from the March 2018 index and 3.1% from the April 2017 index More news on: PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agriculture ETN, DB Agriculture Double Long … read more...

Cocoa Gap Could Be A Magnet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 07:30:00:000

Last December the price of cocoa was sitting around the $1800 per ton level and the prospects for the soft commodity did not look all that good. Cocoa had declined from highs of $3422 per ton in December 2015. Anthony Ward aka Chocfinger closed Amajaro as the worlds lea… read more...

Cocoa Gap Could Be A Magnet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-30 07:30:00:000

Last December the price of cocoa was sitting around the $1800 per ton level and the prospects for the soft commodity did not look all that good. Cocoa had declined from highs of $3422 per ton in December 2015. Anthony Ward aka Chocfinger closed Amajaro as the worlds lea… read more...

Grain Prices Continue To Show Strength

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 06:15:00:000

Each year is always a new adventure in agricultural markets as the weather is the primary determinate of the path of least resistance for prices. Corn, soybeans, and wheat got off to a bullish start during the 2018 crop year even before the first seeds when into the ground in the northern hemi… read more...

Grain Prices Continue To Show Strength

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 06:15:00:000

Each year is always a new adventure in agricultural markets as the weather is the primary determinate of the path of least resistance for prices. Corn, soybeans, and wheat got off to a bullish start during the 2018 crop year even before the first seeds when into the ground in the northern hemi… read more...

Grain Prices Continue To Show Strength

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-29 06:15:00:000

Each year is always a new adventure in agricultural markets as the weather is the primary determinate of the path of least resistance for prices. Corn, soybeans, and wheat got off to a bullish start during the 2018 crop year even before the first seeds when into the ground in the northern hemi… read more...

Sugar Is Trying To Recover

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-22 06:36:00:000

The price of sugar has been under pressure since it traded at a high of 23.90 cents per pound in October 2016. The sweet commodity fell steadily reaching a low of 10.93 cents on the active month July futures contract that trades on the Intercontinental Exchange on April 25. On the continuous c… read more...

Cotton Makes Another Higher High

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-17 06:00:00:000

Cotton can be one of the most volatile commodities that trade on the U.S. futures exchanges. Cotton is an agricultural product, and it is a member of the soft commodities sector of the asset class. In March 2011, the price of the fluffy fiber rose to an all-time high at $2.27 per pound as a sh… read more...

West African Nations Thrive Or Dive With The Price Of Cocoa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 06:00:00:000

The price of cocoa dropped from highs of $3422 in December 2015 to lows of $1769 per ton in June 2017. Increased production at historically high prices caused the market to move into a condition of oversupply. The vast majority of cocoa output comes from two West African nations; the Ivory C… read more...

West African Nations Thrive Or Dive With The Price Of Cocoa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 06:00:00:000

The price of cocoa dropped from highs of $3422 in December 2015 to lows of $1769 per ton in June 2017. Increased production at historically high prices caused the market to move into a condition of oversupply. The vast majority of cocoa output comes from two West African nations; the Ivory C… read more...

West African Nations Thrive Or Dive With The Price Of Cocoa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 06:00:00:000

The price of cocoa dropped from highs of $3422 in December 2015 to lows of $1769 per ton in June 2017. Increased production at historically high prices caused the market to move into a condition of oversupply. The vast majority of cocoa output comes from two West African nations; the Ivory C… read more...

West African Nations Thrive Or Dive With The Price Of Cocoa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 06:00:00:000

The price of cocoa dropped from highs of $3422 in December 2015 to lows of $1769 per ton in June 2017. Increased production at historically high prices caused the market to move into a condition of oversupply. The vast majority of cocoa output comes from two West African nations; the Ivory C… read more...

Agricultural Markets - Post WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 07:58:00:000

On Thursday, May 10 the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The May report typically provides the first view of crop progress for the new crop year in the northern hemisphere, and the late season harvest data in from the southe… read more...

Agricultural Markets - Post WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 07:58:00:000

On Thursday, May 10 the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The May report typically provides the first view of crop progress for the new crop year in the northern hemisphere, and the late season harvest data in from the southe… read more...

Cocoa's New Trading Range

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 07:35:00:000

Agricultural commodities can be the most volatile when it comes to price action. There are so many issues facing all raw materials markets, but those that grow in the soil around the world must contend with weather conditions which are often the primary factor when to comes to the path of leas… read more...

Cocoa's New Trading Range

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-14 07:35:00:000

Agricultural commodities can be the most volatile when it comes to price action. There are so many issues facing all raw materials markets, but those that grow in the soil around the world must contend with weather conditions which are often the primary factor when to comes to the path of leas… read more...

DéJà Vu: A History And Study Of Electric Vehicles And The Oil Market Today - Goehring & Rozencwajg Natural Resource Market Commentary Q1 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 06:34:20:000

Originally posted on Read more … read more...

DéJà Vu: A History And Study Of Electric Vehicles And The Oil Market Today - Goehring & Rozencwajg Natural Resource Market Commentary Q1 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 06:34:20:000

Originally posted on Read more … read more...

The Soybean Crush Spread Is Telling Us Demand Is Strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-07 07:18:00:000

Processing spreads can tell us a great deal about the supply and demand fundamentals for a commodity. In the world of crude oil, crack spreads are the economics of processing a barrel of crude oil into gasoline and distillate products. When crack spreads move higher, it tends to signal buoyant… read more...

The Soybean Crush Spread Is Telling Us Demand Is Strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-07 07:18:00:000

Processing spreads can tell us a great deal about the supply and demand fundamentals for a commodity. In the world of crude oil, crack spreads are the economics of processing a barrel of crude oil into gasoline and distillate products. When crack spreads move higher, it tends to signal buoyant… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-May WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-07 07:00:00:000

On Thursday, May 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its May World Agricultural supply and demand estimates report at 12 p.m. ET. Each month, the USDA reports on the fundamentals of grain and other agricultural commodities. Over coming days, market analysts will make individu… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-May WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-07 07:00:00:000

On Thursday, May 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its May World Agricultural supply and demand estimates report at 12 p.m. ET. Each month, the USDA reports on the fundamentals of grain and other agricultural commodities. Over coming days, market analysts will make individu… read more...

The KCBT-CBOT Wheat Spread Is A Bullish Sign For Wheat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-01 06:00:00:000

If you ask most people which commodity is the most political, the majority of market participants would say crude oil. More than half the world's reserves of the energy commodity are in the crust of the earth in the most turbulent region, the Middle East. Therefore, it makes some degree of int… read more...

The KCBT-CBOT Wheat Spread Is A Bullish Sign For Wheat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-01 06:00:00:000

If you ask most people which commodity is the most political, the majority of market participants would say crude oil. More than half the world's reserves of the energy commodity are in the crust of the earth in the most turbulent region, the Middle East. Therefore, it makes some degree of int… read more...

March farm prices received Index +4.5% (M/M)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-27 15:11:04:000

The March Prices Received Index for agricultural production is 94.9% of its 2011 base, up 4.5% from the February 2018 index and 0.9% from the March 2017 index More news on: PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agriculture ETN, DB Agriculture Double Long… read more...

March farm prices received Index +4.5% (M/M)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-27 15:11:04:000

The March Prices Received Index for agricultural production is 94.9% of its 2011 base, up 4.5% from the February 2018 index and 0.9% from the March 2017 index More news on: PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF, ELEMENTS Rogers International Commodity Agriculture ETN, DB Agriculture Double Long… read more...

Agriculture: The Most Vulnerable To Trade Tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-26 13:01:54:000

As China and the U.S. edge closer to a trade war, agriculture may be one of the sectors most vulnerable to higher tariffs. In the U.S., the sector is shrinking as the overall economy increases. The consequences of a trade war would be most damaging to soybeans, pork and corn where we could see… read more...

4 Reasons Corn Looks Bullish In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-25 06:00:00:000

The 2018 planting season across the fertile plains of the United States is just getting underway. Over the past five years, the weather conditions created abundant crops, and the memories of the drought of 2012 have faded into the market's rearview mirror. In 2012, the price of corn traded to … read more...

Financial Exchange Stock Talk: Andrew Hecht On Commodities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 16:30:56:000

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Sugar: A Pattern Of Double Tops And Bottoms

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-13 07:29:00:000

Sugar is an agricultural staple, and its price is a function of the supply and demand for the sweet commodity. Brazil is the worlds leading producer of sugarcane, and the crop each year is one of the leading factors when it comes to the path of least resistance for the price. Sugar h… read more...

Agricultural Commodities - Post The February WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-12 09:24:12:000

On Thursday, February 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, or the WASDE. Each month, the USDA releases the report that contains valuable data on supplies from producing regions around the world. Market participants an… read more...

Agricultural Commodities - Post The February WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-12 09:24:12:000

On Thursday, February 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, or the WASDE. Each month, the USDA releases the report that contains valuable data on supplies from producing regions around the world. Market participants an… read more...

Will The Next Volatility Surprise Be In Commodities?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 13:28:57:000

Humans are hard-wired to make predictions about the future. It is one of the mechanisms that help us learn. These predictions are often based on events in the past. For example, a child that has just touched a hot stove will likely avoid that in the future. Similarly, early hunter-gatherers wh… read more...

Will The Next Volatility Surprise Be In Commodities?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 13:28:57:000

Humans are hard-wired to make predictions about the future. It is one of the mechanisms that help us learn. These predictions are often based on events in the past. For example, a child that has just touched a hot stove will likely avoid that in the future. Similarly, early hunter-gatherers wh… read more...

Will The Next Volatility Surprise Be In Commodities?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 13:28:57:000

Humans are hard-wired to make predictions about the future. It is one of the mechanisms that help us learn. These predictions are often based on events in the past. For example, a child that has just touched a hot stove will likely avoid that in the future. Similarly, early hunter-gatherers wh… read more...

Will The Next Volatility Surprise Be In Commodities?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 13:28:57:000

Humans are hard-wired to make predictions about the future. It is one of the mechanisms that help us learn. These predictions are often based on events in the past. For example, a child that has just touched a hot stove will likely avoid that in the future. Similarly, early hunter-gatherers wh… read more...

Will The Next Volatility Surprise Be In Commodities?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-09 13:28:57:000

Humans are hard-wired to make predictions about the future. It is one of the mechanisms that help us learn. These predictions are often based on events in the past. For example, a child that has just touched a hot stove will likely avoid that in the future. Similarly, early hunter-gatherers wh… read more...

Agricultural Commodities: Pre-WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 14:49:10:000

While the world continues to nervously monitor equity markets after the sudden and ferocious correction that began last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its second World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report of 2018 on Thursday, February 8 at noon EST. Last Fri… read more...

Agricultural Commodities: Pre-WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 14:49:10:000

While the world continues to nervously monitor equity markets after the sudden and ferocious correction that began last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its second World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report of 2018 on Thursday, February 8 at noon EST. Last Fri… read more...

Agricultural Commodities: Pre-WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-07 14:49:10:000

While the world continues to nervously monitor equity markets after the sudden and ferocious correction that began last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its second World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report of 2018 on Thursday, February 8 at noon EST. Last Fri… read more...

The Grains Complex Begins To Show Signs Of Life

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 11:21:51:000

After months of fairly limited price action, the grains complex finally woke up and joined the commodities rally the last few weeks. Corn, soybeans, & wheat all moved higher for multiple reasons. Most importantly, managed money seems to finally be reducing their record short position in th… read more...

Cotton Prospects Looking Good Again At The Lower Level

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-05 06:00:00:000

When it comes to the futures market for cotton that trades on the Intercontinental Exchange, the fluffy fiber can be a highly volatile asset. As part of the soft sector of the commodities market, like sugar, coffee, cotton, and orange juice, cotton needs to grow in just the right climate each … read more...

Farm Sector Prices And Income Under Mr. Trump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 07:03:27:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 29, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . So far, so-so. Export prices trending sideways. Figure 1: Export price of wheat (red), corn (blue), and soybeans (green). NBER recession dates shaded gray. Source: BLS via FRED, NBER, … read more...

Farm Sector Prices And Income Under Mr. Trump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 07:03:27:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 29, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . So far, so-so. Export prices trending sideways. Figure 1: Export price of wheat (red), corn (blue), and soybeans (green). NBER recession dates shaded gray. Source: BLS via FRED, NBER, … read more...

Farm Sector Prices And Income Under Mr. Trump

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-30 07:03:27:000

Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 29, 2018, by Menzie Chinn here . So far, so-so. Export prices trending sideways. Figure 1: Export price of wheat (red), corn (blue), and soybeans (green). NBER recession dates shaded gray. Source: BLS via FRED, NBER, … read more...

With Planting Season Coming Many Farmers Are Faced With A Choice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 07:19:00:000

Those who read my pieces on Seeking Alpha know that a recurring theme in my analysis of commodities markets is how I define the terms cheap and expensive. I believe that the determination of whether a raw material price is under or over values has little to do with its nominal price. To me, … read more...

With Planting Season Coming Many Farmers Are Faced With A Choice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 07:19:00:000

Those who read my pieces on Seeking Alpha know that a recurring theme in my analysis of commodities markets is how I define the terms cheap and expensive. I believe that the determination of whether a raw material price is under or over values has little to do with its nominal price. To me, … read more...

With Planting Season Coming Many Farmers Are Faced With A Choice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-29 07:19:00:000

Those who read my pieces on Seeking Alpha know that a recurring theme in my analysis of commodities markets is how I define the terms cheap and expensive. I believe that the determination of whether a raw material price is under or over values has little to do with its nominal price. To me, … read more...

Inflation Can Be As Fickle As The Weather

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-26 06:30:00:000

On Tuesday, January 23 the U.S. dollar index futures contract closed below the 90 level for the first time since 2014. The following day, at a speech in Davos, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin departed from a long tradition of advocating a strong dollar policy and the greenback cascaded lower … read more...

Inflation Can Be As Fickle As The Weather

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-26 06:30:00:000

On Tuesday, January 23 the U.S. dollar index futures contract closed below the 90 level for the first time since 2014. The following day, at a speech in Davos, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin departed from a long tradition of advocating a strong dollar policy and the greenback cascaded lower … read more...

Inflation Can Be As Fickle As The Weather

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-26 06:30:00:000

On Tuesday, January 23 the U.S. dollar index futures contract closed below the 90 level for the first time since 2014. The following day, at a speech in Davos, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin departed from a long tradition of advocating a strong dollar policy and the greenback cascaded lower … read more...

Inflation Can Be As Fickle As The Weather

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-26 06:30:00:000

On Tuesday, January 23 the U.S. dollar index futures contract closed below the 90 level for the first time since 2014. The following day, at a speech in Davos, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin departed from a long tradition of advocating a strong dollar policy and the greenback cascaded lower … read more...

Inflation Can Be As Fickle As The Weather

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-26 06:30:00:000

On Tuesday, January 23 the U.S. dollar index futures contract closed below the 90 level for the first time since 2014. The following day, at a speech in Davos, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin departed from a long tradition of advocating a strong dollar policy and the greenback cascaded lower … read more...

Inflation Can Be As Fickle As The Weather

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-26 06:30:00:000

On Tuesday, January 23 the U.S. dollar index futures contract closed below the 90 level for the first time since 2014. The following day, at a speech in Davos, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin departed from a long tradition of advocating a strong dollar policy and the greenback cascaded lower … read more...

Commodity prices keep rising as Mnuchin comments add to bullish sentiment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 12:17:29:000

Crude oil prices add to three-year highs following a further decline in the U.S. dollar and another drop in U.S. crude inventories; Brent crude +0.6% at $70.99/bbl after reaching $71.20, U.S. WTI +0.7% at $66.10/bbl. More news on: The United States Oil ETF, LP, iPath S&P Crude Oi… read more...

Commodity prices keep rising as Mnuchin comments add to bullish sentiment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 12:17:29:000

Crude oil prices add to three-year highs following a further decline in the U.S. dollar and another drop in U.S. crude inventories; Brent crude +0.6% at $70.99/bbl after reaching $71.20, U.S. WTI +0.7% at $66.10/bbl. More news on: The United States Oil ETF, LP, iPath S&P Crude Oi… read more...

Why Are ABCD Singing The Blues?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 06:16:21:000

It's pretty clear that the major agricultural trading firms, notably the ABCDs - Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge (BG), Cargill, and Dreyfus - are going through a rough patch of tight margins and low profits. One common response in any industry facing these conditions is consolidation, and … read more...

Why Are ABCD Singing The Blues?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-25 06:16:21:000

It's pretty clear that the major agricultural trading firms, notably the ABCDs - Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge (BG), Cargill, and Dreyfus - are going through a rough patch of tight margins and low profits. One common response in any industry facing these conditions is consolidation, and … read more...

Consolidation In Agriculture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-23 08:33:00:000

I have been thinking a lot about agricultural commodities lately as they are the sector of the raw materials market that has lagged. While industrial commodities boomed in 2017, the agricultural sector was weak. The prices of copper and base metals, steel and iron ore, crude oil, precious meta… read more...

Sugar Follows Oil But Stalls At A Double Top

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-10 07:14:00:000

Sugar can be one of the most volatile commodities that trade on the futures exchange. While many countries around the world subsidize the price of sugar to guaranty sufficient supplies by supplying producers with a minimum price, the worlds largest producer sell sugar to consumers arou… read more...

Grains: New Year = New Adventure

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-08 06:00:00:000

The grain sector of the commodities market declined by 2.9% in the fourth quarter of 2017, but it appreciated by just over 6% for the year that ended on December 29. The big winners that took the composite higher were the rice market that moved 24.85% higher on the year on weather issues in As… read more...

Grains Fourth Quarter 2017 Review And The Outlook For Q1 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-02 06:25:00:000

Grain prices experienced the fifth straight year of bumper crops in the United States and around the world in 2017. A composite of the grain sector was down by 2.89% in 2016. The overall sector dropped by 14.48% in 2015 after falling 12.18% in 2014. In Q4 the grain sector posted a loss of … read more...

Animal Protein-Meats Fourth Quarter Review And The Outlook For First Quarter 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-02 06:21:00:000

The animal protein or meat sector moved 12.39% higher in Q4 after falling 14.10% in Q3. Meats finished 2017 with an 8.39% gain after falling 8.80% in 2016. Feeder cattle led the sector on the year while all three of the meat futures contracts posted gains. In Q4, animal proteins were the bes… read more...

Soft Price Action In Soft Commodities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-26 08:55:00:000

Soft commodities are the luxury or tropical sector of the commodities market. These agricultural products grow in fertile soil around the world, and many depend on just the right climate to thrive. Sugar, coffee, cocoa, cotton, and frozen concentrated orange juice futures trade on the Intercon… read more...

A Big Event In The Cocoa Market - Anthony Ward Follows In Andy Hall's Footsteps

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-20 07:30:00:000

I worked at one of the worlds leading commodities trading company for almost twenty years. Philipp Brothers was a merchant trading company that bought physical commodities from producers around the world and sold them to consumers. Production is a local affair as commodities on exist i… read more...

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