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Tue, Mar 19th, 2019
Precious Metals Close Higher on Dollar Weakness and Expectations for a Dovish FOMC Meeting

Apr Comex gold (GCJ19) on Tuesday closed up +5.0 (+0.38%) and May silver (SIK19) closed up +0.050 (+0.33%). Precious metals settled higher Tuesday on the drop in the dollar index to a 2-week low. Expectations...

Cocoa Prices Settle Mixed as Robust Ivory Coast Production Offsets a Weak Dollar

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK19) on Tuesday closed up +6 (+0.27%) and May ICE London cocoa (CAK19) closed down -4 (-0.24%). Fund short-covering emerged in NY cocoa futures Tuesday after the dollar index tumbled...

Coffee Prices Settle Mixed as Ample Supply Weighs on Arabica Coffee

May arabica coffee (KCK19) on Tuesday closed down -0.20 (-0.21%) and May ICE robusta coffee (RMK19) closed up +9 (+0.61%). May arabica coffee closed lower Tuesday on ample coffee supplies and rain in...

Sugar Prices Close Lower on Increased Production in India

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK19) on Tuesday closed down -0.06 (-0.47%) and May ICE London white sugar (SWK19) closed down -4.90 (-1.41). Sugar prices moved lower Tuesday after the All India Sugar Trade...

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are showing marginal losses in most winter wheat contracts at midday, with MPLS steady to 4 3/4 cents higher. US FOB prices were below French as of last night, but weakness in corn at midday...

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures are mixed on Tuesday with most contracts slightly higher and June down 22.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures are trading 50 cents to $1.825 higher at midday. The CME feeder cattle index...

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are down 1 1/4 to 2 3/4 cents in most contracts on Tuesday. The national average corn index cash price according to cmdtyView is at $3.40, nearly a dime lower than this day last year. That...

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures are trading 20 to 50 points higher in the front months on Tuesday. A weaker US dollar is supporting the market at midday. The Cotlook A Index was up 130 points on March 18 to 84.35 cents/lb....

Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures are 3 to 4 cents lower in the front months at midday. Meal futures are up 20 cents/ton, with soy oil 25 points lower. Based on cmdtyView data, the national soybean index cash price is $8.16...

Coffee Prices Gain as Strength in the Brazilian Real Fuels Short-Covering

May arabica coffee (KCK19) this morning is up +0.75 (+0.77%) and May ICE robusta coffee (RMK19) is up +9 (+0.61%). Strength in the Brazilian real against the dollar today has fueled short-covering in...

Cocoa Prices Move Higher as a Weak Dollar and Limited Rain in West Africa Spurs Short-Covering

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK19) this morning is up +43 (+1.96%) and May ICE London cocoa (CAK19) is up +26 (+1.57%). Fund short-covering emerged in cocoa futures today after the dollar index tumbled to a 2-week...

Precious Metals Rally on Dollar Weakness and Expectations for a Dovish FOMC Meeting

Apr Comex gold (GCJ19) this morning is up +8.2 (+0.63%) and May silver (SIK19) is up +0.093 (+0.11%). Precious metals are moving higher today on the back of a weak dollar as the dollar index dropped to...

Crude Oil Rallies to 4-month High on Tighter Supply Picture

Apr WTI crude oil (CLJ19) this morning is up +$0.28 (+0.47%) per barrel and May Brent crude (CBJ19) is up +$0.41 (+0.61%). Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ19) is up +0.57 cents per gallon (+0.30%). The energy...

Natural Gas Prices Strengthen on Forecasts for Cold Weather Along the U.S. East Coast

Apr Nymex natural gas (NGJ19) this morning is up by +0.018 (+0.63%). Nat-gas prices are stronger and posted a 1-1/2 month nearest-futures high today on forecasts for colder-than-normal weather this week...

Sugar Prices Fall on Increased Production in India

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK19) this morning is down -0.07 (-0.55%) and May ICE London white sugar (SWK19) is down -2.40 (-0.69). Sugar prices moved lower today after the All India Sugar Trade Association...

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are mostly 3 to 3 3/4 cents per bushel higher this morning across all three contracts. They were 2 to 6 1/2 cents lower in most winter wheat contracts on Monday, as the bulls had expected...

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures settled steady to 65 cents higher in most contracts on Monday, with nearby April down 77.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures were mixed, with the Spring contracts lower (excluding March)...

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are trading fractionally higher this morning. They saw fractional to 1 3/4 cent losses in most contracts on Monday. Midwest flooding is delaying the likely start of planting. Damaged bridges...

Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures are currently 1 to 2 cents lower after closing 3 to 3 3/4 cents lower in most front months on Monday. Meal futures were down $1/ton, with soy oil up 1 point. USDA Export Inspections were...

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures are trading 1 to 14 points higher this morning, with old crop firm and December just above UNCH. They were mixed on Monday, with the nearby contracts down 19-23 points and back months slightly...

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