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Alan Brugler

Thu, May 26th, 2022

Alan Brugler

Alan Brugler

Alan is an ag commodity industry icon, with over 1,700 speeches and presentations to ag and commodity audiences on his resume. He began Brugler Marketing and Management in 2002, following successful careers as a marketing educator, writer, and analyst at Data Transmission Network (DTN) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He is a guest technical analysis instructor for the Texas Master Marketer and Kansas State International Grains (IGP) program. 

 

Brugler Marketing provides fundamental and technical analysis of the commodities markets, risk management advice and consulting, training on the use of price risk management tools, and outlook and educational seminars for businesses and individuals involved in the food and agriculture sector worldwide. Brugler analysis and commentary is jointly produced by a team of analysts including Alan, Austin Schroeder, and Ryan Nielsen. 

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Old Crop Cotton Rallies Triple Digits

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CTV22 : 133.76s (+2.49%)
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Corn Closes Off Lows on Wednesday

After flashing double digit losses early in the session, the corn market rallied back into the close and went home mixed but mostly red. Wednesday losses were limited to 2 1/4 cents in the nearby contracts,...

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Soy Markets Extend Dip on Wednesday

Going home on Wednesday front month soybean futures were 10 to 12 cents in the red for old crop and a penny to 4 3/4 cents lower in the new crop contracts. Soymeal also closed off the days’ lows with...

CSN22 : 120-2s (-6.05%)
KOQ22 : 6,526 (+2.24%)
RSX22 : 1,060.80 (+0.64%)
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ZSQ22 : 1622-6 (+0.14%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
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Cattle Close Red on Grain Bounce

After the grain markets began bouncing back into the close, front month live cattle futures closed off their highs with 22 to 42 cent losses. The Wednesday FCE auction hosted by Central Stockyards resulted...

LEM22 : 132.300s (-0.32%)
LEQ22 : 132.525s (-0.17%)
LEV22 : 138.200s (-0.31%)
GFK22 : 154.600s (+0.06%)
GFQ22 : 167.950s (-0.12%)
Wheats Firm to Close Mixed

After sharp losses through midday, the wheat market ended Wednesday well off the lows. Spring wheat prices closed black on the day, with the board 3 1/4 to 4 3/4 cents higher at the bell after being down...

ZWN22 : 1121-0 (-2.37%)
ZWPAES.CM : 10.8899 (-0.59%)
KEN22 : 1211-4 (-1.76%)
KEPAWS.CM : 11.8016 (-0.38%)
MWN22 : 1277-6 (-0.21%)
MWU22 : 1276-2 (-0.33%)
Midweek Hog Spread Adjusting

The front month June hog contract closed Wednesday with a premium to July after it gained 2 cents vs. July’s $1.10 drop. The August contract was also down by triple digits on the day, while the deferred...

HEM22 : 109.050s (+0.02%)
HEQ22 : 107.700s (-1.19%)
KMM22 : 114.000s (-0.59%)
Triple Digit Gains for Old Crop Cotton

Old crop cotton futures are recovering through Wednesday’s midday with a 393 point gain in July. The new crops are also higher, though the gains are limited to 14 to 75 points. The May ’23 contract...

CTK21 : 89.48s (+3.77%)
CTV22 : 133.76s (+2.49%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Wheats Lower on Wednesday

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ZWPAES.CM : 10.8899 (-0.59%)
KEN22 : 1211-4 (-1.76%)
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MWN22 : 1277-6 (-0.21%)
MWU22 : 1276-2 (-0.33%)
Corn Market Off Lows, Still Down for Midday

Weak corn futures continued through Wednesday’s midday with the board another 8 1/2 to 9 1/4 cents in the red so far. Prices were down 15+ cents earlier in the day. Argentina’s market is closed for...

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ZCPAUS.CM : 7.6511 (+0.14%)
ZCU22 : 730-2 (-1.28%)
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ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)
Midweek Weakness for Soy Futures

So far for Wednesday, the soybean market is trading red. Beans are down 12 to 17 1/2 cents in new crop and 20+ cents in old crop. Soymeal futures are giving back $5.80 to $6.40/ton through midday. Front...

CSN22 : 120-2s (-6.05%)
KOQ22 : 6,526 (+2.24%)
RSX22 : 1,060.80 (+0.64%)
XRQ22 : 800.25s (-2.02%)
ZSN22 : 1682-4 (+0.09%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 16.5066 (-0.70%)
ZSQ22 : 1622-6 (+0.14%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
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