Morning Update 6/23/22

Another heavy night of liquidation in commodities. Grain and commodity futures across the spectrum overnight continued their relentless and plunging action in liquidating style from index funds that is beyond a slight improvement in the weather in the short term. Since the release of the CPI two weeks ago Friday and the actions of the Fed…

Morning Update 6/16/22

Threatening US and European weather takes focus. Grain futures are firm to higher this morning after a mixed overnight session. Threatening US and European weather are creating support while the outside markets have equities and energies sharply lower after yesterday’s post-Fed meeting rally. The Federal Reserve did react with a .75% interest rate hike with a…

Morning Update 6/2/22

Egypt pays record value for wheat. Grain prices are in strong recovery mode today, led by the wheat market, as Egypt’s purchase of wheat yesterday was at a record price of $480/MT CIF for 465,000 MTs of wheat. The wheat purchase was of Romanian, Bulgarian and Russian sourced wheat. The Russian wheat came with the freight…

Morning Update 3/28/22

Grains decline on potential Black Sea truce and China lockdowns. Grain futures started soft Sunday night and steamrolled into a sharply lower night session led by wheat. With Russia shifting its military focus to the Donbas region of E Ukraine, the market senses the ability of Central and West Ukraine to have improved planting progress…

Morning Update 2/23/22

Malaysian palmoil pulls bean oil higher. Grain futures continued higher in the night session, with wheat maintaining yesterday’s gains and Malaysian palmoil again setting new historical highs on supply tightness, pulling soybean oil higher in its wake, which also carries beans to new contract highs. Last night the March bean contract got within $0.12 of the…

Morning Update 1/14/21

Markets closed on Monday. Grain futures are mixed after a mostly lower evening session. Corn futures found renewed buying at the 50-day MA on concerns of a sharp fall in South American corn production. Talk continues to grow that the Argentine corn crop will likely end up no larger than 42-44 MMT’s compared to early season…

Morning Update 1/7/22

Potential rain in the 10-15 day SA forecast. Grain futures are lower across the board this morning, as the 11-15 day forecast for S Brazil/Argentina is offering a potential pattern shift, as some would suggest, that reduces rain in northern Brazil and brings about .5-1.5″ of rain for the dry southern areas January 17-21st with some…

Morning Update 11/24/21

Another round of contract highs for wheat overnight. Grain futures pushed higher overnight, as the Thanksgiving seasonal uptrend continues that typically peaks either today or Friday. French milling wheat and US winter wheat contracts made new contract highs overnight before stalling is the wet five-day Eastern Australia forecast verifies with drier weather due next week. This…