RFD-TV Reminder

2022-09-28T07:07:08-05:00September 28th, 2022|Quick Takes|

This being a Wednesday morning, I will be back on RFD-TV talking markets at 8:45 (CT). Topics are the same as they have been: The strength of the US dollar The weakness of US stock indexes US Treasury yields climbing [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-09-27T04:15:38-05:00September 27th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Good morning everyone. Your Tuesday reminder I'll be on RFD-TV talking markets at 8:15 (CT). As always, there is a lot to talk about, with this week having the added fun of the end of the month. Possible topics: The [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-09-21T06:24:50-05:00September 21st, 2022|Quick Takes|

"Do you remember, the 21st night of September..." I always think of this great Earth, Wind, and Fire song this time of year. Maybe Marlin and I will break into a karaoke version on RFD-TV this morning at 8:45 (CT). [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-09-20T07:07:02-05:00September 20th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:15 (CT) talking markets. Much to talk about again today. Basis push in corn for immediate supplies An uptick in demand for US soybeans Wheat: The Latin word for unpredictable Interest [...]

Midday Markets

2022-09-16T11:02:23-05:00September 16th, 2022|Quick Takes|

A look at the Barchart Futures Market Heat Map at 11:00 (CT) Friday shows us: The leader at the turn is Soybean Oil with a gain of 1.7% Bringing up the rear is Cotton with a loss of 3.9% Though [...]

Out of Office

2022-09-13T08:13:15-05:00September 13th, 2022|Quick Takes|

We will be out of the office until Thursday afternoon, attending and speaking at a Barchart conference in Chicago Wednesday. We will be available through text, email, and some phone calls. We will also be keeping an eye on markets, [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-09-07T07:03:27-05:00September 7th, 2022|Quick Takes|

It's a Wheat Whiskey Wednesday meaning I'll be on RFD-TV at 8:45 to talk markets. And there is a lot to talk about, with the common theme being "strength": The strength of the US dollar index The strong overnight rally [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-09-06T07:15:41-05:00September 6th, 2022|Quick Takes|

It is Tuesday, meaning I will be on RFD-TV at 8:15(CT) talking markets. Not sure what we will talk about today, but some possible topics: Strong basis for corn and soybeans as 2022-2023 gets under way Early corn harvest is [...]

Daily Basis Update

2022-09-01T16:12:51-05:00September 1st, 2022|Quick Takes|

Folks, I'm seeing the same issues that occurred last September. The daily changes in both the Barchart Basis and Price Indexes are too far out of range to be correct. I will look into it and come up with a [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-31T06:33:17-05:00August 31st, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I'll be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT) talking markets. A lot to talk about again with today being Wednesday, August 31 The last day of the month of meteorological summer of the 2021-2022 marketing year for corn [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-30T07:19:19-05:00August 30th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:15 (CT) talking markets. Possible topics: Turnaround from Monday Long-term fundamentals of grain and oilseeds Activity in the Barn to start the week Cotton's changed but unchanged fundamentals The situation in [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-08-28T19:12:17-05:00August 28th, 2022|Quick Takes|

I didn't see much change in the news over the weekend, meaning Sunday's markets look similar to what we saw heading home last Friday. Financials The US dollar index is pressing higher, though still hasn't take out its previous high [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-24T07:08:07-05:00August 24th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT) talking markets. What will we talk about today? We should talk about Tuesday's session, and what changes in open interest and trade volume tell us about corn and soybeans [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-08-21T19:12:42-05:00August 21st, 2022|Quick Takes|

To begin with: Your weekly reminder that next Friday's close is more important than Sunday evening's open. With that out of the way, again, let's take a look at what markets are doing: Financial US dollar index is showing a [...]

Have a Great Weekend Everyone

2022-08-19T12:42:50-05:00August 19th, 2022|Quick Takes|

I wanted to let everyone know that Darin will be out of the office for the rest of the day today. If you need anything please feel free to Email or Text us like usual we can get to it [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-17T07:20:06-05:00August 17th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV this morning at 8:45 (CT). Not a lot to talk has changed since yesterday, so we could talk about: Futures spreads - Always a fun topic The Benjamin Franklin Fish Similarity Other [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-16T06:05:32-05:00August 16th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:15 (CT) talking markets. My guess is most of the discussion will be about weather, and this week's selloff in grains, fitting given most ag production markets are considered weather derivatives. [...]

Monday Morning in the Barn

2022-08-15T08:41:19-05:00August 15th, 2022|Quick Takes|

It should be another interesting week in the Barn, with all three livestock markets showing overbought technical indicators at the end of last week. Live Cattle: Up about $0.15 Weekly stochastics posted bearish crossovers above the overbought 80% level at [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-08-14T19:14:10-05:00August 14th, 2022|Quick Takes|

It's another Sunday night, and a good time to remember next Friday's close is far more important than this evening's open. As for outside markets: The US dollar index is unchanged. Yep, it's pretty exciting. December gold is also unchanged. [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-10T08:15:20-05:00August 10th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT). There is a lot to talk about again today, including: Continued buying from China Why? Lower than expected July CPI numbers What does this mean for noncommercial buying in [...]

Export Sale Announcement

2022-08-10T08:04:50-05:00August 10th, 2022|Quick Takes|

USDA announced export sales of 196,000 mt (7.2 mb) of 2022-2023 soybeans to China. It's interesting China is getting more active in buying US commodities for the next marketing year while its military continues to surround Taiwan. A couple possibilities: [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-09T06:54:10-05:00August 9th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:15 (CT) talking markets. So much to talk about today: Weekend rains Overnight rallies Noncommercial futures positions The big 3 news events of the day Florida Taiwan Ukraine Boxed beef and [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-08-07T19:10:38-05:00August 7th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Sunday, August 7, 18:50 (CT) A quick check of the markets indicates grains and oilseeds should open lower Sunday night. The US dollar index is showing a small gain of 0.09 Talking heads from the US Fed are now talking [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-03T07:25:37-05:00August 3rd, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT) talking markets. Generally speaking, we are looking at the same topics as yesterday: China Weather OPEC+ Wherever else the conversation leads I hope you can join us.

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-08-02T07:13:48-05:00August 2nd, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT) talking markets. As always, there is much to talk about today including: Monday's selloff US House Speaker Pelosi's planned trip to Taiwan Continued noncommercial selling First shipment of grain [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-07-31T19:04:59-05:00July 31st, 2022|Quick Takes|

It promises to be an interesting overnight session as the calendar page is set to turn from July to August. As for headlines: Reportedly 17 ships are set to leave Odesa, but have not been cleared as fo the last [...]

On the Docket Today

2022-07-27T04:59:35-05:00July 27th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Good morning everyone. Wednesday is shaping up to be another busy day. Not only could we see 'normal' noncommercial activity after the weekly data pull for the next round of CFTC Commitments of Traders, but markets could see additional activity [...]

Media Timeout

2022-07-26T04:35:26-05:00July 26th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Good morning everyone. I have a number of media engagements today, and I hope you can join me on at least one. All times Central. 6:00: WIBW Radio (Topeka, KS) Ag Issue program. You can listen live at this link.  [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-07-24T19:12:31-05:00July 24th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Initial trade in the commodity complex has been mixed, and not overly interesting. The energy sector is basically higher Crude oil (both Brent and WTI) is up about 0.5% in light trade volume Distillates is up roughly 0.7% RBOB gasoline [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-07-20T07:12:28-05:00July 20th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT). Possible topics include: Changes in weather forecasts Many markets continue to show Rubber Band Dispositions between fundamentals and funds As well as basis markets that are largely the same [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-07-19T07:25:56-05:00July 19th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:15 (CT) talking markets. As always, there are a number of possible topics, though weather isn't one of the key items. Here's what I see as the key points for this [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-07-17T19:07:46-05:00July 17th, 2022|Quick Takes|

The US dollar index was quietly lower. This week's economic report schedule focuses on housing with Tuesday: June building permits and housing starts Wednesday: Existing home sales The commodity complex was mixed early, with not a lot of fresh news [...]

Soybean Cancellations

2022-07-14T09:09:57-05:00July 14th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Judging by market action the first half-hour of Thursday's session, trade algorithms viewed the old-crop sales cancellations in the latest weekly export sales and shipments update in a bearish way. I'll discuss this in more detail in Report Commentary, but [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-07-13T07:15:12-05:00July 13th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I'll be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT) talking markets. As always, there is a lot to talk about this morning, so we'll see how the discussion develops. Some possible topics: Weather, of course When and if funds [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-07-12T06:50:08-05:00July 12th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV this morning at 8:15 (CT). There is much to talk about, real issues like: Long-term bullish fundamentals Weather The return of noncommercial buying interest (if and when) Ukrainian wheat The resurgence in [...]

Midday Markets

2022-07-11T11:31:55-05:00July 11th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Both corn and soybeans are under pressure at midday. Some of this could be nothing more than a normal Noon Swoon, though I have to think the midday weather model runs have put more precipitation into the forecast for parts [...]

Sunday Evening Markets

2022-07-10T19:02:51-05:00July 10th, 2022|Quick Takes|

If Sunday evening is any indication, it's going to be another busy week in markets. The US dollar index is holding firm putting light pressure on the euro also, the Canadian dollar is under light pressure despite talk Canada's Central [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-07-06T06:46:33-05:00July 6th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be appearing on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT) talking markets. Some possible topics: Is it okay to still be bullish corn and soybeans? Crude oil's slippery slope Wheat and the Lasagna Analogy Live Cattle: Bullish and [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-07-05T07:17:42-05:00July 5th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:15 (CT) talking markets. A lot to talk about as we look at ahead at what the open could bring: A strong rally by the US dollar Wet weekend weather Last [...]

Monday Morning Weather

2022-07-04T07:26:42-05:00July 4th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Good morning everyone. This is the kind of weekend precipitation accumulation map that tends to bring a lot of selling to the corn and soybean markets. Particularly this weekend, the US July 4 3-day holiday weekend that is often viewed [...]

Media Update

2022-07-01T04:44:23-05:00July 1st, 2022|Quick Takes|

Good morning everyone. I will be on the WIBW Radio (Topeka, Ks) Ag Issues program Friday morning at 6:00 (CT). You can listen in live at this link. I'm sure we'll talk about yesterday, but hopefully tomorrow and the day's [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-06-29T07:25:26-05:00June 29th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be appearing on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT), talking markets once again. Some possible topics: Weather, naturally, as it is that time of year. Interesting activity in the wheat sector recently The resurgent energy sector And [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-06-28T05:06:23-05:00June 28th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Good morning everyone. This is your Tuesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV talking markets at 8:15 (CT). There is a lot we could talk about this morning as the end of the month approaches: Weather across the US Plains [...]

Monday Morning in the Barn

2022-06-27T08:42:22-05:00June 27th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Heading into Monday's open in the livestock sector: Corn was under pressure after widespread rains across the US Plains and Midwest this past weekend. US stock indexes are higher, following through on last week's activity with additional buying interest sparked [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-06-22T07:16:16-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV talking markets at 8:45 (CT). Not sure what direction we will go this morning, or what topics will be discussed. A couple that come to mind: Continued strength of corn basis Ongoing [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-06-21T07:20:29-05:00June 21st, 2022|Quick Takes|

I almost forgot it's Tuesday, meaning I'll be on RFD-TV talking markets at 8:15 (CT). An interesting quote screen to start the week, giving us much to talk about. I hope you can join us.

Thursday Morning in the Born

2022-06-16T08:42:01-05:00June 16th, 2022|Quick Takes|

I need to check on the critters again this morning following the fireworks in US stock indexes late Wednesday through early Thursday. Recall yesterday's activity saw all three major indexes post large, inexplicable rallies following the announcement of a 75-basis [...]

RFD-TV Reminder

2022-06-15T07:21:49-05:00June 15th, 2022|Quick Takes|

Your Wednesday reminder I will be on RFD-TV at 8:45 (CT), talking markets with host Marlin Bohling. Possible topics today: Where the big rain system will move across the US Midwest What US Fed Chairman Powell will likely announce When [...]

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