Brazilian Rains Soak Sugar Prices

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Sugar traders may want to keep an eye peeled on a price chart of the Brazilian real, as continued weakness in this currency could trigger increased supplies of Sugar entering the world market. Brazilian Sugar producers... Read More...

Gold Traders Focus on Yellen's Testimony

Tuesday, February 24 2015 Gold traders are anxiously awaiting to hear Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee. Market observers are looking for hints as to when the FOMC will raise interest rates. It is... Read More...

Strong Dollar Hurts U.S. Wheat Sales

Monday, February 23 2015 A sharp decline in grain prices this year may cause U.S. producers to cut overall planted acreage for major cash crops. At the Agricultural Outlook Forum, the USDA has projected that planted acreage will fall by... Read More...

Commodity Bears Celebrating "Golden Week"

Friday, February 20, 2015 Now that the Chinese New Year's celebrations have begun, precious metals traders should anticipate increased market volatility and thin trading conditions for the next several sessions while many Asian trading desks are on holiday. Gold, in... Read More...

Can Cocoa's Hot Streak Continue?

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Cocoa futures have started the month of February on a hot streak, posting gains in 10 of the first 11 trading sessions this month. Improved demand expectations, coupled with lower supply outlook has helped propel the... Read More...

Worst Case Already Priced into Silver?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Silver futures are sharply lower this morning, as there is little progress in the Greek debt talks. The precious metals markets have largely priced in the nuclear option - Greece leaving the currency group. The market... Read More...

Will Spring Planting Estimates Awaken Sleepy Cotton Market?

Friday, February 13, 2015 It appears that subdued price levels for new-crop Cotton futures may cause producers to curtail acreage this year, according to a survey by the National Cotton Council (NCC). In its annual planting estimate, the NCC projects... Read More...

Euro Pops on Possible Greek Deal

Thursday, February 12, 2015 The Euro is slightly higher versus the US Dollar this morning, after CNBC reported that EU leaders and Greece have agreed to a restructuring of Greece's bailout, in principal. Other news agencies have downplayed the CNBC... Read More...

U.S. Treasuries: Start of a Bearish Trend or Bull Flag?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Bond traders have several economic reports on their calendar that could help shed light on the strength of U.S. growth. Thursday, we start the morning with initial jobless claims; analysts expect a slight rise to 285,000... Read More...

Gold Traders Playing Defense

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Gold futures got a small bounce yesterday, driven by defensive buying. Greek bonds fell for the fourth consecutive trading day on fears that the nation may begin distancing itself from the EU. Greece has been rolling... Read More...