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Still Problematic (full story)

The last few trading days in gold were quite interesting, but overall gold has been a quite boring market in the last couple of months. Gold's volatility index dropped to new lows as the current back and forth movement is just a small part of the same kind of movement on a broader scale.... (full story)

Stocks retraced some of their short-term rebound on Friday, as investors' sentiment worsened once again. The S&P 500 index bounced off the nearest important resistance level of around 2,890-2,900. Will stocks resume their downtrend? (full story)

Planting Pace Remains a Concern (full story)

Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans, Grains Higher Again on Rain Delays Soybeans and grains were again higher in overnight trading as relentless rainfall continues to keep producers from their fields. The... (full story)

Yesterday the markets continued to lose ground. The question now is will this continue or will the markets change direction? Read on to learn more... (full story)

How much corn will get planted by late this week? (full story)

Alibaba shows an incomplete sequence from May 4, 2019 favoring more downside. This article & video talks about short term Elliott Wave path. (full story)

The Nasdaq100 (NQ) slid more than 1.5% yesterday, and is trying to bounce just above a precarious triangle support (on the 4hr chart) and uptrend support (on the daily and weekly chart). Significantly, NQ is testing the 23.6% Fib retrace of the Jan-Apr rally, and appears winded on the dead cat... (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)

A Missouri man who conspired with others to sell grain fraudulently marketed as organic pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. John Burton, age 52, from Clarksdale, Missouri, […] (full story)

Deere & Co.’s second quarterly report for 2019 was yet one more indicator of the increasing economic struggle in U.S. agriculture.  After the report was released on Friday (May 17), […] (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the REIT Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's All Time High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart featu... (full story)

A bottom for cattle futures? (full story)

Excellent Rule (full story)

Powell speaks tonight and the Dollar Index is at a crucial level. Let's take a look at the overall landscape. (full story)

When field conditions become conducive for planting, several possible scenarios exist for the management of existing weed vegetation.  One possible scenario is that planting will occur before any type of […] (full story)

Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa can learn about the latest crop production research and trends during the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm spring field day […] (full story)

Executive branch policy action last week resulted in some very welcome good news for U.S. agriculture.  Metal import tariffs on Canada and Mexico were lifted, improving the outlook for the USMCA […] (full story)

Probably High Enough for Now (full story)

USDA Crop Progress Report (full story)

See What Report States (full story)

Planting is slow and prices are rising but producers still need to make the right call when it comes to marketing. (full story)

In a Special Email Alert today I suggested... (full story)

Reports of thrips damage on cotton with an insecticidal seed treatment and/or in-furrow neonicotinoid (Admire Pro) have increased over the past week. Concern about thrips resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides (the […] (full story)

It appears that we are past having to worry about temperatures for planting so we will not post anymore temperature based planting conditions predictions unless there are some dramatic changes. […] (full story)

Now that the 90% thresholds for full carry levels (in front month spreads) for Soybean futures have printed almost across the board, the market is still seeking out storage and continues a bearish trend in price. (full story)

Take Prevent, save gas, time this fall? Is Corn a Runaway Bull, lose a bu. a day? Bull Spreads explode (full story)

EURUSD broader bias remains lower towards the 1.1109 support zone. Support comes in at the 1.1050 where a violation will turn risk to the 1.1000 level. (full story)

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Lets take a look at the levels you need to know in the S&P, Crude and Gold as markets pare the worst of the morning. (full story)

Cotton Cotton that has been planted and emerged is growing as our saturated soil profile is finally starting to dry down. Cotton in the scouting program was at the 2- […] (full story)

A lot of farmers are planting corn in wet, less-than-ideal field conditions this spring. But you can make a bad situation better by teaching your planter how to dance. (full story)

It was just two Mondays ago that the corn market gapped lower on disappointment over the breakdown in the U.S. Chinese trade talks. It was then last Monday that we saw corn push down to the lowest point traded in spot futures since July of last year. Of course... (full story)

The latest Crop Production report from USDA-NASS shos May 1 hay stocks at 14.9 million tons, down 2.9% year over year.  However, May 1 hay stocks in 2018 were also small.  (full story)

Nerves (full story)

Venezuela just can’t stay out of the news.  We last reported in late April that Venezuela sold $400 million of gold, somehow finding a way around sanctions imposed by the US and other countries.  Last Friday reports emerged that Venezuela had sold another 15 tonnes of... (full story)

Bulls quickly fade to suggest a challenge of May low, or below. (full story)

If you were ever curious what a weather premium looks like in corn futures, look no further than the July 2019 contract. (full story)

In the midst of evolving trade deals and EU elections, where are we going next? Today's article dives deeper into the ongoing price rotations. (full story)

Actionable analysis and ideas for ES, Crude, Gold and more goes out to brokerage clients each and every morning. (full story)

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben has the story from Swanton, Ohio. She talks with John Myers, Jeremy Myers and Justin Myers who farm in the area. ​ (full story)

Awaiting crop report (full story)

The Fed promised that the quantitative easing would be only temporary and that it would reduce its ballooned balance sheet to the pre-crisis level. Now, as the Fed adopted an interest targeting with ample-reserves, we know that this is not going to happen. We invite you to read our todays article... (full story)

Farmers are in a tricky spot because of excessive rain, and it’s likely going to keep coming. According to BAMWX meteorologists, farmers in the central U.S. will likely see 2” or more rainfall in the next 10 days. (full story)

Wet weather sparks short covering in the grain markets. (full story)

To say that this planting season has been full of challenges with respect to weather conditions would be an extreme understatement. According to the USDA NASS, Mississippi soybean planting as […] (full story)

Trade disruptions add uncertainty to the U.S. agricultural economy. President Trump’s recent announcement to increase the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods continues to chip away at an […] (full story)

Worry/Concern/Reality/God Help Us! (full story)

Germination is the renewal of enzymatic activity that results in cell division and elongation and, ultimately, embryo emergence through the seed coat. Germination is triggered by absorption of water through […] (full story)

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