Thursday, January 14, 2016


Boom and bust agriculture - it's all about the economy

Thursday, January 14, 2016

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that the economy is in a time of change. A more sophisticated way to say this might be to use the word “transition.” However you say it, the economy is the driving force behind almost everything and this is especially true in agriculture. A common way... Learn More →


Perspective Morning Commentary, 01/14/2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

January 14 – It was a positive day for the Chinese markets overnight, with the closely-watched Shanghai Composite Index up roughly 2% for the session. Yet, the gains are not providing a great deal of confidence to the global markets on the whole. European stocks are weaker, although we are seeing a... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/14/2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Yesterday marked the third consecutive session of a two-sided cattle trade, with futures torn between mostly positive spot fundamentals and much weaker macro markets. The S&P 500 moved to fresh four month lows yesterday, crude oil to multi-year lows. Meanwhile, we did see some additional cash... Learn More →


Corn Report, 01/14/2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Corn was much quieter yesterday trading 2 or 3 cents either side of unchanged and closing 1 ¼ higher for the day. The weekly ethanol production numbers were out yesterday at 1,003,000 barrels per day, up 7,000 barrels, this is the second largest on record and stocks were up 246,000 barrels.... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments & EU Intervention Report, 01/14/2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

General Market News · Tech stocks lead 365 point Dow decline, -2.21% · China shares below levels of last summer’s crash, Shanghai Composite Index down 2.6% overnight, 44% below the June peak · $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot sounds like it will be split between 3 different winning tickets · The... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 01/14/2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The grain markets were on the run right from the start overnight, on a generally bearish commodity (and investing) environment in general; the U.S. dollar and crude interestingly reversed course in the evening/ early morning hours but the grains chose not to follow. It’s not a good sign that those... Learn More →