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Sat, Apr 29th, 2017
Sugar Prices End 4 Day Losing Streak

Chart Structure Improving

Way to Trade Thru Options Plays

Cotton (December 2017)

Paragon Investments' Futures File: NAFTA, Milk & Grains

This week we look at the impact of trade deals & weather on the markets.

Where Are Cotton Prices Going

Volatility will expand

Morning Softs 04/28/17

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was lower in response to a weaker than expected export sales report. The sales were below 200,000 bales after weeks of sales at or above 300,000 bales and often above 400,000...

Morning Softs. 04/27/17

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mixed in quiet trading. July futures rallied through some nearby resistance areas on the charts, but could not hold the gains. The mill call fixing against May is done,...

Coffee Futures Grinding to a Bottom

The coffee futures market has survived the most recent bout of seasonal weakness only to find itself left to rest on long-term technical support. However, the consistent selling by speculators throughout...

Four areas to monitor in cocoa over the next few weeks

Bean issues and an Election Equal Volatility

Sugar Prices Sharply Lower

Lower prices are ahead

Morning Softs. 04/26/17

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mostly higher again, with May the strongest month. It was a more impressive trading days as futures recovered in a big way from early losses. The strength in May was...

Morning Softs. 04/25/17

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mostly higher again, with May the strongest month. It looked like some short covering before the deliveries get started today. The strength in May was a surprise as...

Sugar Prices Hit 1 Year Low

Still room to run

Morning Softs. 04/24/17

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mostly higher again on Friday, but May was lower before the deliveries start the next week. The mills finally covered on call positions that they made in the cash market...

Cotton Prices Hit 3 Year High This Week

Prices turned on a dime

Volatile Trading In Orange Juice This Week

Stay short

Seasonality Snapshot for Week 17 in Heating Oil, Rough Rice, and Lumber Futures

Seasonal price movements in energies, grains, and softs for Week 17

Wheat headed down to its loan level?

Is wheat headed down to its loan level? It's looking like it is.

El Niño and Chinese Demand Could Give Coffee a Wake-Up Call

The stimulating power of coffee has made it the 2 nd most traded commodity on the planet after crude oil. The allure of a tasty pick-me-up is universal. Europe is the biggest consumer, accounting for...

Morning Softs 04/21/17

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was higher again, with May leading the way before the deliveries start next week. The export sales pace was diminished from recent weeks, but was still considered strong....

Morning Softs. 04/20/17

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was a little higher, with May leading the way before the deliveries start next week. First Notice Day for May futures is coming, and some mills are finally covering on call...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Jun E-mini S&Ps ( ESM17 +0.10%) this morning are up +0.07% and European stocks are up +0.11%. Strength in company quarterly earnings results are giving the overall market a boost with Amazon.com up over 3% and... Read More

Chart of the Day

Main Street Capital (MAIN) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The business development company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 29.64+, gained 29.15% in the last month and paid a 5.56% dividend.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures settled as much as 4 cents lower in the nearby contracts, with back months fractionally lower. The NWS 8-14 day forecast shows a couple days of drier weather in the Corn Belt following the deluge this weekend. Managed money added another...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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