beta

AGA

PowerShares DB Agriculture Double Short ETN

Aga

Chart

Stats

Earnings

News

Splits

Dividends

Earnings

Actual EPS
Consensus EPS
Estimated EPS
Number of Estimates
EPS Surprise

Stats

Summary

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 or leveraged 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: 587 Thousand

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website:

Shares Outstanding: 19 Thousand

Float: 19 Thousand

Dividend: 0.0 (0.0%)

Beta: -1.160869

Sector:

Industry:

Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 3.55 Thousand

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 299 trading days

From: 2016-02-01 To: 2018-04-24

Lowest Point:

Sugar Dissolves

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-24 06:00:00:000

Sugar can be one of the most volatile soft commodities in the world. Since the early 1970's the price has ranged from 2.29 cents per pound to highs of over 66 cents. Sugar is a staple commodity that most people take for granted. I will never forget back in 1985 when the price fell to the low… read more...

Sugar Dissolves

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-24 06:00:00:000

Sugar can be one of the most volatile soft commodities in the world. Since the early 1970's the price has ranged from 2.29 cents per pound to highs of over 66 cents. Sugar is a staple commodity that most people take for granted. I will never forget back in 1985 when the price fell to the low… read more...

Sugar Dissolves

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-24 06:00:00:000

Sugar can be one of the most volatile soft commodities in the world. Since the early 1970's the price has ranged from 2.29 cents per pound to highs of over 66 cents. Sugar is a staple commodity that most people take for granted. I will never forget back in 1985 when the price fell to the low… read more...

Cotton Is Heading For 90 Cents Per Pound

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 08:30:00:000

In 2011, the price of cotton futures that trade on the Intercontinental Exchange hit their highest price in modern history when the fiber peaked at $2.27 per pound. At the turn of the century, in early 2000 the price of cotton futures was at the 50 cents per pound level, and in 2001 it hit a l… read more...

Cotton Is Heading For 90 Cents Per Pound

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 08:30:00:000

In 2011, the price of cotton futures that trade on the Intercontinental Exchange hit their highest price in modern history when the fiber peaked at $2.27 per pound. At the turn of the century, in early 2000 the price of cotton futures was at the 50 cents per pound level, and in 2001 it hit a l… read more...

Cotton Is Heading For 90 Cents Per Pound

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 08:30:00:000

In 2011, the price of cotton futures that trade on the Intercontinental Exchange hit their highest price in modern history when the fiber peaked at $2.27 per pound. At the turn of the century, in early 2000 the price of cotton futures was at the 50 cents per pound level, and in 2001 it hit a l… read more...

Beans In The Teens Could Be On The Table In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-18 06:30:00:000

The United States is the world's leading producer of soybeans. Each year, farmers grow around four billion bushels of the oilseed. Demand for U.S. beans across the globe is brisk, and the most populous nation, China buys around one-quarter of the annual crop. Recent developments in trade hav… read more...

Beans In The Teens Could Be On The Table In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-18 06:30:00:000

The United States is the world's leading producer of soybeans. Each year, farmers grow around four billion bushels of the oilseed. Demand for U.S. beans across the globe is brisk, and the most populous nation, China buys around one-quarter of the annual crop. Recent developments in trade hav… read more...

Beans In The Teens Could Be On The Table In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-18 06:30:00:000

The United States is the world's leading producer of soybeans. Each year, farmers grow around four billion bushels of the oilseed. Demand for U.S. beans across the globe is brisk, and the most populous nation, China buys around one-quarter of the annual crop. Recent developments in trade hav… read more...

The U.S. Approves Bayer And Monsanto's Merger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 06:00:00:000

The proposed merger between Bayer AG (BAYZF) and Monsanto (MON) received good news from the U.S. Department of Justice last week as the DOJ appears to be blessing the combination of the two companies into one agricultural giant. In the U.S. the regulators were concerned that a dominant company… read more...

The U.S. Approves Bayer And Monsanto's Merger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 06:00:00:000

The proposed merger between Bayer AG (BAYZF) and Monsanto (MON) received good news from the U.S. Department of Justice last week as the DOJ appears to be blessing the combination of the two companies into one agricultural giant. In the U.S. the regulators were concerned that a dominant company… read more...

The U.S. Approves Bayer And Monsanto's Merger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-17 06:00:00:000

The proposed merger between Bayer AG (BAYZF) and Monsanto (MON) received good news from the U.S. Department of Justice last week as the DOJ appears to be blessing the combination of the two companies into one agricultural giant. In the U.S. the regulators were concerned that a dominant company… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Post-April WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-16 07:00:00:000

On Tuesday, April 10 the United States Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report or WASDE. Each month the report can cause high levels of volatility in grain and other agricultural futures markets when the data from the USDA deviates f… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Post-April WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-16 07:00:00:000

On Tuesday, April 10 the United States Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report or WASDE. Each month the report can cause high levels of volatility in grain and other agricultural futures markets when the data from the USDA deviates f… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Post-April WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-16 07:00:00:000

On Tuesday, April 10 the United States Department of Agriculture released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report or WASDE. Each month the report can cause high levels of volatility in grain and other agricultural futures markets when the data from the USDA deviates f… read more...

Wheat Is The Most Political Commodity In The World

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-12 07:00:00:000

Wheat is an essential ingredient in food that feeds the world. The price of wheat, like all agricultural commodities, depends on weather conditions in primary growing regions each year. In 2008, the price of wheat rose to its all-time peak price at $13.345 per bushel as drought conditions li… read more...

Wheat Is The Most Political Commodity In The World

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-12 07:00:00:000

Wheat is an essential ingredient in food that feeds the world. The price of wheat, like all agricultural commodities, depends on weather conditions in primary growing regions each year. In 2008, the price of wheat rose to its all-time peak price at $13.345 per bushel as drought conditions li… read more...

Wheat Is The Most Political Commodity In The World

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-12 07:00:00:000

Wheat is an essential ingredient in food that feeds the world. The price of wheat, like all agricultural commodities, depends on weather conditions in primary growing regions each year. In 2008, the price of wheat rose to its all-time peak price at $13.345 per bushel as drought conditions li… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-09 13:52:24:000

Its that time of the month again, and tomorrow the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report. The April WASDE will provide concrete data on this years South American crops. While drought conditions caused Argen… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-09 13:52:24:000

Its that time of the month again, and tomorrow the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report. The April WASDE will provide concrete data on this years South American crops. While drought conditions caused Argen… read more...

Agricultural Commodities Pre-WASDE

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-09 13:52:24:000

Its that time of the month again, and tomorrow the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release its April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report. The April WASDE will provide concrete data on this years South American crops. While drought conditions caused Argen… read more...

Planting Season Starts On A Bullish Note

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-09 07:01:00:000

The season of uncertainty is getting underway in the grain markets. The harvest season in South America marks the start of the crop year north of the equator. Over coming weeks, farmers in the United States and other countries in the northern hemisphere will plant the seeds that will become th… read more...

Planting Season Starts On A Bullish Note

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-09 07:01:00:000

The season of uncertainty is getting underway in the grain markets. The harvest season in South America marks the start of the crop year north of the equator. Over coming weeks, farmers in the United States and other countries in the northern hemisphere will plant the seeds that will become th… read more...

Planting Season Starts On A Bullish Note

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-09 07:01:00:000

The season of uncertainty is getting underway in the grain markets. The harvest season in South America marks the start of the crop year north of the equator. Over coming weeks, farmers in the United States and other countries in the northern hemisphere will plant the seeds that will become th… read more...

Soft commodities, farm equipment makers slump on tariff threat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-06 11:46:43:000

Stocks tumble to session lows after Pres. Trump escalates the tit-for-tat trade battles between the U.S. and China, with soft commodities and farm equipment makers bearing much of the losses ; currently, Dow -1.6% , S&P -1% , Nasdaq -0.9% . More news on: Caterpillar Inc., Deere &am… read more...

Soft commodities, farm equipment makers slump on tariff threat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-06 11:46:43:000

Stocks tumble to session lows after Pres. Trump escalates the tit-for-tat trade battles between the U.S. and China, with soft commodities and farm equipment makers bearing much of the losses ; currently, Dow -1.6% , S&P -1% , Nasdaq -0.9% . More news on: Caterpillar Inc., Deere &am… read more...

Soft commodities, farm equipment makers slump on tariff threat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-06 11:46:43:000

Stocks tumble to session lows after Pres. Trump escalates the tit-for-tat trade battles between the U.S. and China, with soft commodities and farm equipment makers bearing much of the losses ; currently, Dow -1.6% , S&P -1% , Nasdaq -0.9% . More news on: Caterpillar Inc., Deere &am… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 07:44:00:000

The animal protein or meat sector moved 11.78% lower in Q1 making it the worst performing sector of the commodities market. Meats finished 2017 with an 8.39% gain after falling 8.80% in 2016. Live cattle led the sector in Q1 while all three of the meat futures contracts posted losses. In Q1, a… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 07:44:00:000

The animal protein or meat sector moved 11.78% lower in Q1 making it the worst performing sector of the commodities market. Meats finished 2017 with an 8.39% gain after falling 8.80% in 2016. Live cattle led the sector in Q1 while all three of the meat futures contracts posted losses. In Q1, a… read more...

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

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-02 07:44:00:000

The animal protein or meat sector moved 11.78% lower in Q1 making it the worst performing sector of the commodities market. Meats finished 2017 with an 8.39% gain after falling 8.80% in 2016. Live cattle led the sector in Q1 while all three of the meat futures contracts posted losses. In Q1, a… read more...

The Valentine's Day Commodity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 06:30:00:000

Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is a commemoration of the life of Saint Valentine of Rome a third-century whose life is shrouded in mystery. The Saint was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to Ponte Milvio, which is in the north of Rome on the date that celebrate… read more...

The Valentine's Day Commodity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 06:30:00:000

Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is a commemoration of the life of Saint Valentine of Rome a third-century whose life is shrouded in mystery. The Saint was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to Ponte Milvio, which is in the north of Rome on the date that celebrate… read more...

The Valentine's Day Commodity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 06:30:00:000

Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is a commemoration of the life of Saint Valentine of Rome a third-century whose life is shrouded in mystery. The Saint was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to Ponte Milvio, which is in the north of Rome on the date that celebrate… read more...

The Valentine's Day Commodity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 06:30:00:000

Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is a commemoration of the life of Saint Valentine of Rome a third-century whose life is shrouded in mystery. The Saint was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to Ponte Milvio, which is in the north of Rome on the date that celebrate… read more...

The Valentine's Day Commodity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 06:30:00:000

Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is a commemoration of the life of Saint Valentine of Rome a third-century whose life is shrouded in mystery. The Saint was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to Ponte Milvio, which is in the north of Rome on the date that celebrate… read more...

The Valentine's Day Commodity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 06:30:00:000

Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is a commemoration of the life of Saint Valentine of Rome a third-century whose life is shrouded in mystery. The Saint was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to Ponte Milvio, which is in the north of Rome on the date that celebrate… read more...

The Valentine's Day Commodity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-14 06:30:00:000

Today is Saint Valentine's Day, which is a commemoration of the life of Saint Valentine of Rome a third-century whose life is shrouded in mystery. The Saint was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to Ponte Milvio, which is in the north of Rome on the date that celebrate… read more...

Financial Exchange Stock Talk: Andrew Hecht On Commodities

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

Read more … read more...

Financial Exchange Stock Talk: Andrew Hecht On Commodities

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

Read more … read more...

Financial Exchange Stock Talk: Andrew Hecht On Commodities

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

Read more … read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Commodities Recap For The Week Ending December 22, 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-24 02:05:39:000

Highlights: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Tax reform passes and the President signs it into law Gold up 1.61% on the week as the precious recovery continues Silver moves 2.11% to the upside Platinum leads, up 3.00% for the week Palladium makes a new high at $1034.45 and ga… read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
Ex-Date Declared Date Record Date Payment Date Ratio To Factor For Factor
Data provided for free by IEX