Guest post by John Mauldin. What do rising rates mean? This piece puts it all in perspective. Hope it helps, Andy Waldock. Read more →
The Collapse of the Left By George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro April 24, 2017 Read more →
The sugar market is as international as markets get. The USDA states that the top sugar producers are Brazil, India, European Union, China, Thailand, and the United States. This covers every continent but Antarctica. The global nature of the sugar market’s top producers requires the simultaneous processing of several variables as unfavorable weather events in one region may be offset… Read more →
rwin, S. and D. Good, “Some Perspective on the USDA’s August 1 Corn and Soybean Yield Projections.” farmdoc daily (6):153, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 12, 2016.
This Week in Geopolitics Is Brexit the End of the EU? By George Friedman June 27, 2016 The vote has come and gone. A major European nation has chosen to leave the EU. The markets have had their obligatory decline. A weekend has passed. It is time to think about what exactly has happened… and what it means, if anything. Read more →
The soybean rally has been driven by two primary factors – South American production concerns and Chinese demand. Today’s piece will be heavy on the data and light on the dialogue. However, I do want to tie into last week’s article on new Chinese commodity traders and the effects of Chinese governmental policies on free markets as well as the… Read more →
The Chinese government repeatedly attempts to micro-manage the lives of its citizens. The effects of which continue to be unintended consequences both socially and economically. This week, we’ll discuss the citizens’ pool of money that the government continues to hold hostage and the mechanisms the Chinese government has employed thus far that have created a predictable ripple effect, visible to… Read more →
The farming industry in the United States has been under considerable pressure as the gains of years’ past were quickly washed away by modern technology and agronomy practices. The record prices achieved in soybeans just last year now seem like a lifetime ago to farmers who bought land and equipment based on the increasing average prices of corn, soybeans and… Read more →
The Canadian Dollar is primarily a commodity based currency. Whether the commodity is being extracted, processed or exported, the commodity itself touches a lot of Canadian hands on its way out the door. As such, it’s not surprising that the recent commodity rally has sparked a bid in the Canadian Dollar just as the oil and grain washout contributed to… Read more →
Tech issues with my charting platform sent me to my list of non-chart critical backup topics. Before breezing past a non-market topic piece ask yourself, “Am I a discretionary or, mechanical trader?” This isn’t a gray area. Mechanical trading involves following a specific set of rules that has garnered a positive expectancy over the course of time. Discretionary trading is… Read more →
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