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19 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Increased Risk Appetite in Markets
GLOBAL - There is increased risk appetite in the market place this week, evidenced by firmer stock markets worldwide, including U.S. stock indexes that on Monday hit or are moving in on record...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Grains
ANALYSIS - Focus this week is on the Pro-farmer Midwest corn and soybean crop tour, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
18 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Firmer Markets Worldwide
GLOBAL - There is a bit less risk aversion in the market place Monday, as evidenced by generally firmer stock markets worldwide. ...
15 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Is Russia-Ukraine Tension Easing?
GLOBAL - On the geopolitical front, the market place perceives the Russia-Ukraine tensions might be easing just a bit following conciliatory words from Russian president Putin late this week....
Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
14 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Less Confidence in Market Place
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the European Union saw more downbeat economic reports, as the bloc’s gross domestic product showed a zero percent growth rate in the second quarter from the first,...
China’s Refusal of Cross-border Rice Shipments has 'Little Impact'
VIETNAM & CHINA - Experts have said China’s cessation of importing Vietnamese rice across the border has 'little impact' on the Southeast Asian country’s rice exporting activities....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1/4 cent at $3.69 1/4 Wednesday....
13 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: More Risk Amongst Traders
GLOBAL - While there are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that the market place is monitoring, traders this week appear to have a bit more risk appetite. ...
12 August 2014
WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bearish USDA Report Expected
ANALYSIS - The markets are anticipating a bearish USDA report for the corn, soy and wheat markets when it is released later today, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 3/4 cents at $3.68 1/4 Monday. Prices closed near the session high on short covering. ...
08 August 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 1/2 cents at $3.70 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. ...
05 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets 'Lethargic' Through Summer
GLOBAL - The “dog days” of summer are approaching and with much of Europe on vacation during August, the market place feels a bit lethargic at present. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December Corn closed up 7-cents at 3.69 1/4. December corn closed higher due to short covering on Monday as it consolidated some of this summer's decline. ...
04 August 2014
Pressure Remains on Global Grain Prices
GLOBAL - Rising Black Sea crop estimates, good US spring wheat yield potential and near-ideal weather for corn development have all combined to keep the pressure on global grain prices as US...
29 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Weather Patterns Drying Out
ANALYSIS - Corn belt weather patterns are drying out a bit this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 5 1/4 cents at $3.77 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high on short covering. ...
25 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 2 cents at $3.68 3/4 Thursday. Prices hit another new contract low and closed near mid-range....
24 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 2 cents at $3.70 1/4 Wednesday. Prices hit another new contract low and then rebounded on some tepid short covering to close near the session high. ...
23 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 1/2 cents at $3.68 Tuesday. Prices hit another new contract low and closed nearer the session low. ...
22 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Downward Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's downward pressure across all the grains markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 6 cents at $3.72 1/2 Monday....
18 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets React to Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash
GLOBAL - Geopolitics is back on the front burner of the market place late this week, and with a double-barrel blast. ...
17 July 2014
How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?
US - Corn prices have been declining for almost two years following the peak price generated by the very small US crop in 2012. The recent sharp decline in prices has been associated with increasing...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.85 3/4 Wednesday. ...
16 July 2014
US Corn Ave Yield Could Blow Out Records - 175 Bu/A is Possible
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said the current corn crop has set the foundation for average yields to bust through the record - he believes they...
15 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - A feature in the market place Monday was the tumble in gold prices. Gold bulls need to recover very quickly to avoid near-term chart damage. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed up 3 1/2 cents at $3.88 1/4 Monday. Prices hit another contract low today and then rebounded to close nearer the session high on tepid short covering in a bear...
14 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - It was an uneventful trading affair overnight and to begin the trading week as the concerns about the European Union’s sovereign debt have quickly waned after a flare-up last week....
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