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Fri, May 17th, 2024
How a weakening El Niño is causing a bear market in soft commodities and grain market volatility

Jim's video focuses on weather and crop issues on four continents

ZSN24 : 1228-0s (+0.97%)
SOYB : 25.52 (+0.28%)
ZCN24 : 452-4s (-0.98%)
CORN : 20.31 (-0.93%)
ZWN24 : 651-2s (-1.81%)
KEN24 : 661-6s (-1.71%)
WEAT : 6.09 (-1.30%)
CCN24 : 7,348s (-0.61%)
KCN24 : 206.60s (+4.40%)
TAGS : 28.15 (-0.60%)
DBA : 23.49 (-0.04%)
Cattle Markets Strong, Hogs Weaken

Strong cash Drives cattle higher

Grain Spreads: ZSN24/X24 Examined

Old Crop/New Crop Featured

Pure Hedge - Livestock and Grain

Cattle Finish the Day and Week Higher. Hogs and Wheat Decline.

Who's Foolin' Who

Corn and Wheat price rallies reverse while inflation remains disappointingly stable.

Shootin' the Bull about ability to market above current index high.

The feeder cattle futures remain premium to the index and as of Friday's close, minimum sale floors can be produced above the current historical high of the index.  So, you are able to market inventory...

Sugar Prices Slide as the Supply Situation Improves

July NY world sugar #11 (SBN24 ) on Friday closed down -0.20 (-1.09%), and Aug London ICE white sugar #5 (SWQ24 ) closed down -1.50 (-0.28%). Sugar prices posted moderate losses on Friday but remained...

SBN24 : 18.13s (-1.09%)
SWQ24 : 534.70s (-0.28%)
Cocoa Prices End Lower on the Outlook for Beneficial Rain in West Africa

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN24 ) on Friday closed down -45 (-0.61%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAN24 ) closed down -108 (-1.73%). Cocoa prices settled moderately lower on Friday due to the outlook for much-needed...

CCN24 : 7,348s (-0.61%)
CAU24 : 5,772s (-1.55%)
Coffee Closes Sharply Higher as Crop Concerns Spark Fund Buying

July arabica coffee (KCN24 ) on Friday closed up +8.70 (+4.40%), and July ICE robusta coffee (RMN24 ) closed up +98 (+2.87%). Coffee prices Friday rallied to 2-week highs and finished sharply higher. ...

KCN24 : 206.60s (+4.40%)
RMN24 : 3,518s (+2.87%)
^USDBRL : 5.10470 (-0.49%)
Sugar Prices Weighed Down on the Outlook for Robust Sugar Supplies

July NY world sugar #11 (SBN24 ) today is down -0.23 (-1.25%), and Aug London ICE white sugar #5 (SWQ24 ) is down -2.70 (-0.50%). Sugar prices today are moderately lower but remain above Thursday's significant...

SBN24 : 18.13s (-1.09%)
SWQ24 : 534.70s (-0.28%)

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Butter hits highest price since Halloween 🎃 Between OJ, Cheese, and Butter, this is concerning folks 🙏🤲 https://t.co/IhS3qP86Gx
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BREAKING 🚨: CBOE Volatility Index $VIX closed under 12 for the first time since November 27, 2019 https://t.co/3glFFwDtZ6 https://t.co/P8GngCVhXT
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Median Home Sales Price hits an all-time high of $434,000 in the U.S. https://t.co/d0vFEN8J5E
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Silver posts biggest gain since December 14 https://t.co/CMRcKmTdFK
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Nvidia $NVDA on its way to next week’s earnings announcement https://t.co/17g130zo1t
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Copper hits highest closing price in history 🚨 https://t.co/buCMg2b01Z

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