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Grain funds Long, tariff looms? (full story)

If you stayed out of the obvious on Wednesdays' (Crude Oil), in order to avoid the price gyrations from EIA news, what else do you trade on FOMC announcement day? (full story)


USDCAD made a pullback and potential op formation of a wave 3 at 1.3135 level about I have been warning recently. (full story)

Price downtrend in place to suggest near-term top in place and more downside price pressure is coming. (full story)

Many people love cheese, but how certain are you when it comes to selecting the right cheese for a certain event? (full story)

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was lower and trends turned down on the daily charts. Selling was seen in most markets on worries about trade threats posed by the potential tariffs on China by President Trump. Funds were the best sellers. Weekly charts show the potential that the market has made... (full story)

Across livestock production, we’ve seen growing acceptance of the relationships between stress, disease and lost performance. We’re also operating in a time when consumer perceptions are evolving rapidly. (full story)

Understandably, there’s concern about the ‘alt-meat’ products now on store shelves and restaurant menus and labeled as ‘beef’ or ‘chicken.’ But is banning those terms the ideal response? (full story)

USA Rice conducts more than 2,700 promotional activities in almost 25 countries each year to support the sales of U.S. rice abroad.  Rice industry funds help augment the money received […] (full story)

The 9:00 central time February existing home sales report is expected to show 5.42 million. (full story)

Commodities are jumping ahead of the Fed while Facebook is keeping pressure on equities. This is what we are trading.... (full story)

Listen to MP3 Podcast Both corn and soybean yields were exceptional in 2017, with the national corn yield being the highest ever and the national soybean yield being the second […] (full story)

We start off this economic day with Existing Home Sales at 9:00 A.M., EIA Energy Stocks at 9:30 A.M. and Dairy Product Sales at 2:00 P.M. Expectations are that the Fed will raise rates today and the initial reaction to the Stock Market is caution as Stocks seem to break on any mention of a [...] (full story)

Buy 1, Sell 1, Hold 1.....Take your pick: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat (full story)

Soybean is rich in protein, which is great for the humans and animals eating it. But this high protein content comes at a cost. To make protein, soybean plants need […] (full story)

US drops demand for US auto content USDCAD breaking lower on NAFTA positive sentiment US FOMC on next 2pmET, presser at 2:30pmET (full story)

CADJPY Forecasting Decline After Elliott Wave Flat (full story)

Elliott Wave Analysis: AUDJPY Calling the Decline (full story)

Geopolitical risk and the reality of surging U.S. and Global oil demand sent oil on a tear to a three-week high. Oil prices rose as President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman met as traders felt it was a signal that soon Saudi Arabia and The United States would work... (full story)

The USDJPY historical average price movement for today's FOMC releases is approximately 146 pips (measured from high to low during 2pm and 3pm).  Trying to trade these reports using either currency futures or spot forex could result in huge losses.  However, with the limited risk... (full story)

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 -0.01%) this morning are down -0.01% and European stocks are down -0.04% as the markets await the FOMC's first policy decision with Jerome Powell as Fed Chair.  Losses were limited due t... (full story)

Bayer AG cleared one big hurdle for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, winning European Union approval for the deal after agreeing to bolster BASF SE by selling it seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture technology. (full story)

Grain market traders are doing a bit of short covering as talk of China importing as much as 100 mmt of soybeans in 2018/19 and rains in Argentina believed to be too late to revive their crops. Change in interest rates could support the US Dollar creating further headwinds for US grain exports.... (full story)

Burning question of the day is will the Fed raise? For more insight and clarification feel free to read on... (full story)

The S&P 500 futures did a series of small drops and pops yesterday, but ended up closing modestly higher in what was a much tighter range than the 50-day average.   Meanwhile, social media stocks saw continued weakness, with Facebook down yesterday $4.41, or 2.6%, to $168.15. Overall,... (full story)

Facebook is having a bad week and a really bad couple of days. So did Twitter and Snap an Oracle. Even Google is not immune. The Nasdaq however, finished higher on Tuesday, one day after falling almost 2%. So is tech damaged? Is there more downside to come? Probably... Privacy Breach Facebook was... (full story)

The Nasdaq100 (NQ) consolidated Monday's 2% plus slide yesterday, firmly remaining below a month plus prior uptrend/ascending wedge support (on the daily chart). Although the rallying or bottomish 4hr RSI, Stochastics and MACD suggest a bit more bounce going into today's European... (full story)

50% retracement met this week. (full story)

The Dollar rebounded ahead of tomorrows FOMC, how does this set up the currency trade? (full story)

The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)


Will cattle futures ever find a bottom? (full story)

Preparing for wildfire response ahead of time is one of the most important steps a Texas landowner, whether they are major ranching operations or small property owners, can take. With […] (full story)

Juniper Pharmaceuticals (JNP) is the Barchart CHrat of the Day.  The drug company has a Treend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 210.20+ and gained 162.11% in the last year. (full story)

A look at what might lay ahead for the June S&P futures. (full story)

Commercial and amateur vegetable growers are actively seeding and transplanting as much of the state appears to be clear of the threat of frost, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […] (full story)

New lows (full story)

Continued dangerous fire behavior conditions prompt interagency wildland personnel to extend the Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory, issued on March 7, through April 4, 2018.  Sunday’s weather pattern provided only […] (full story)

In the quest for high corn yields, considerable attention has been given to increasing various inputs, including seeding rates and fertilizers, narrowing row spacing, and making preventative applications of foliar […] (full story)

Wheat has already reached green-up across the state so spring N may be applied anytime fields are fit. Keep in mind that research has shown no yield reduction for N […] (full story)

Feekes 5 growth stage (leaf sheaths strongly erect) is a good time to evaluate winter wheat stand. Over the past two years, with funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing […] (full story)

It is getting late early with respect to burndown in Tennessee. This is particularly true for corn acres where we are well behind the burndown pace of most Tennessee springs. (full story)

It came as kind of surprise to me to find out that AgLogic 15G (aldicarb), a replacement for Temik, is labeled in Tennessee. My understanding is that the label will […] (full story)

Dead Cat Bounce?!?! (full story)

Governor Hutchinson signed Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 Monday, which outlines how the State Senate and the House of Representatives will work on legislation to establish a standard of identity for rice using the common understanding […] (full story)

In Louisiana, soybean planting practices vary across the state, due in large part to varying environments and cropping systems. Planting date, seeding rate, and seeding depth decisions should all be […] (full story)

Get ready California, here comes the Pineapple Express and it’s expected to bring plenty of rain and snow. (full story)

On the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day dairy farmers used #NationalAgDay to share facts about agriculture and photos from their farms. (full story)

Today’s update looks briefly at recent news items that highlight current information on farmland values.  In addition, key parts of a recent Wall Street Journal article that focused on the […] (full story)

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