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PowerShares DB Agriculture Double S... (AGA)
PowerShares DB Agriculture Double S... (AGA)
PowerShares DB Agriculture Double S... (AGA)
PowerShares DB Agriculture Double S... (AGA)
PowerShares DB Agriculture Double S... (AGA)
Sugar Dissolves
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…
Cotton Is Heading For 90 Cents Per Pound
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…
Beans In The Teens Could Be On The Table In 2018
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…
The U.S. Approves Bayer And Monsanto's Merger
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…
Agricultural Commodities Post-April WASDE
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…
Wheat Is The Most Political Commodity In The World
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…
Agricultural Commodities Pre-WASDE
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…
Planting Season Starts On A Bullish Note
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…
Soft commodities, farm equipment makers slump on tariff threat
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…
Animal Protein-Meats First Quarter Review And The Outlook For Second Quarter 2018
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…