Jack Scoville - The PRICE Futures Group - 18 mins ago
DJ Below Average, Unevenly Distributed Rain Threatens India Crops — Market Talk 0652 GMT [Dow Jones] India’s summer crop output may dip below last year’s level of 126 million tons, if rainfall in September is not well distributed. “September rainfall is extremely crucial.... (full story)
Ira Epstein - Ira Epstein Division of Linn & Associates, LLC - 1 hr 19 mins ago
Volatility has once again picked up. Was the three day rally in US stocks simply "window dressing" going into month end? China continues to weaken, adding to issues emerging markets are already feeling What next for gold? (full story)
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