Grains

Traders shouldn’t limit themselves to one way of thinking about the markets. Yes, there is something to be said for focusing on an approach until you have mastered it, but that doesn’t mean you
Name the grain; corn, soybeans, and even wheat, and analysts and traders can rarely provide an outlook without discussing energy demand. Traders joke that if they had a dollar for every time they
There are credible fundamental reasons why wheat rallied in early October: tight supplies and an Australian drought wiping out 50% of its estimated crop. And given the rally and tight supplies in the
The different ways markets react in a sideways versus trend environment can be dramatic and should affect how you enter trades and how you react to technical signals. So how can you identify
Rumors were flying around the industry about the huge wheat rally that left Chicago Board of Trade locals battered and bloodied, à la stock traders after Oct. 19, 1987. The reason was largely an
Big crops tend to get bigger, and with the United States’ second largest soybean harvest out of danger weather-wise, there is a great deal of downward pressure on soybean futures. “It’s a supply
Fundamental Futures Inc. (FFI) was one of the more successful commodity trading advisors (CTA) throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The fundamental discretionary ag program averaged more than 15% in a
There are many daily trend analysis tools, such as the relative strength index (RSI) and moving average convergence-divergence (MACD), that can effectively predict a coming change in price direction
Soybean oil is rarely seen as a harbinger for the entire grain complex but on some occasions it has been known to lead. What happens in soybean oil can have major implications for much of the grain
In a year that has forced the U.S. Senate to introduce a bill to offer federal payments to U.S. farmers hit by the drought, high gasoline prices and hurricane damage, you wouldn’t think we would be