Gold Choppiness Continues

Thursday, July 24, 2014 Gold futures have been unable to gain any traction in recent sessions, as a stronger US Dollar has thwarted the bull camp. Recent comments from the Federal Reserve indicated that the central bank will try to... Read More...

Coffee Prices Ready to Jolt?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Large and small speculators have been aggressively cutting their net-long positions this past week according to the most recent Commitment of Traders report. For the reporting period ending on July 15th, the combined non-commercial and non-reportable... Read More...

Weather Stymies Soybean Bulls

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 The downward pressure on the Soybean market continues, however prices have been hesitant to break the 1050 mark, offering a ray of hope that the show could be nearing an end. Weather has been the primary... Read More...

Bears Confounded as Treasuries Rally

Monday, July 21, 2014 U.S. Treasuries received an addition boost late Wednesday after the U.S. imposed additional sanctions against Russia for its continued involvement in Ukraine. This increase in political tensions has triggered renewed buying interest in both U.S. and... Read More...

No "Pop" for Corn Prices so far this Summer

Friday, July 18, 2014 While it does appear we are in for a record U.S. Corn harvest this fall, lower Corn prices may spur increased demand -- not just by U.S. livestock producers, but export sales could also increase sharply.... Read More...

Tension Enough to Lift Gold?

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Gold prices are holding steady for the second consecutive session after a rocky start to the week. Gold is finding continued support from the Russian/Ukraine conflict. The West is attempting to put some more pressure on... Read More...

Cocoa Grinds Data Halts Rally

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Large speculators have started to slowly lighten-up on their net-long positions in Cocoa, with the most recent Commitment of Traders reports showing non-commercial traders shedding 365 net-long positions during the reporting period ending July 8th. This... Read More...

Can Oil Stop Its Slide?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Crude Oil futures have fallen to 3 month lows, as tensions in Iraq and Libya have eased a bit. In Iraq, rebels have control of significant portions of the northwestern part of the country, but the... Read More...

Are Bulls Still in "Hog Heaven"?

Friday, July 11, 2014 Large and small speculators have a difference of opinion as to the direction of the Lean Hog futures market, at least according to the Commitment of Traders report. For the reporting period ending July 1st, non-commercial... Read More...

Will Consumers Balk at Buoyant Beef Prices?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Feeder Cattle futures prices are near record levels as signs of a record Corn crop and resulting lower Corn prices in the U.S. is encouraging Feed lot owners to pay higher prices for young cattle as... Read More...