Corn Prices Pop!

Today's Spotlight Market Highlights from Tuesday's USDA grain stocks and planted acreage report: Corn stockpiles as of June 1: 4.447 billion bushels Corn planted acreage 2015: 88.897 million acres Soybean stockpiles as of June 1: 625 million bushels Soybean planted... Read More...

Stay or Go?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The Euro suffered heavy losses Sunday night, as Greece pondered whether or not the country will remain part of the currency union. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told lawmakers that Greece would remain part of the... Read More...

Euro Remaining Resilient Against Political Pressure

Monday, June 29, 2015 Traders seemed to have shrugged off the recurring news about a possible Greek exit from the Eurozone. The Euro has reacted sluggishly to the ongoing negotiations between Greece and its creditors. The lack of extreme moves... Read More...

Natural Gas Rally Fueled by Mother Nature

Wednesday, June 26, 2015 Large speculators have been reducing their net-short position in Natural Gas futures of late, but still hold a sizable short position according to the most recent Commitment of Traders report. During the reporting period ending June... Read More...

Consumers Spending Again

Thursday, June 25, 2015 Consumer spending rose its highest level in 6 years in May, which has received mixed reviews from equity traders. This can certainly be seen as positive news and helps alleviate some fears over corporate earnings and... Read More...

Too Much of a Good Thing for Soybeans?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 The weekly crop progress report, released each Monday at 3 pm central time, showed 65% of the Soybean crop was rated good to excellent. This was down 2% from the previous week. On average, 90% of... Read More...

Gold Ping Pong

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Gold futures remain in range-bound trading, as the price of the metal continues to be bounced around by a number of factors. The current economic and political climate will likely do little to change things for... Read More...

Bond Traders Try to Read Fed Tea Leaves

Monday, June 22, 2015 U.S 30 Year Bond traders were eagerly waiting for the release of the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee this week. While few traders were expecting a surprise rate hike for June, the release of... Read More...

When Fed Doves Cry, Equities Fly!

Friday, June 19, 2015 Traders got some mixed economic data on Thursday which will do little to sway the Fed from remaining cautious on when it should announce the first interest rate hike since 2006. The consumer price index in... Read More...

Why Gold Prices are Weak Despite Greek Jitters

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 While Gold futures traders may be taking a "ho hum" attitude towards Gold, physical buyers, Asian buyers in particular, are becoming more interested in buying Gold at current price levels. Government data out of India shows... Read More...