Tag: Corn investing

Grains: There’s Always A Bull Market Somewhere…

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grains:  There’s Always A Bull Market Somewhere…

No doubt about it, overall commodity performance has been abysmal as of late.  West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude is down a whopping 13% in the past month.  Platinum, silver, and palladium are down 8%, 7%, and 5% respectively. A surging US Dollar, along with European growth fears, has investors essentially throwing in the towel on […]

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Corn: It’s Popping!

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Corn: It’s Popping!

No doubt about it, Monday was a very big day for the grains market.  In case you’re unaware, that was when the USDA released their highly anticipated quarterly stocks and prospective plantings report. And what investors found in that report was quite shocking…   But before I go into detail about the USDA’s findings, let’s take […]

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Take A Look At This…

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Take A Look At This…

Believe it or not, the end of the first quarter is nearly here.  As a result, it’s the perfect time to recap the top commodity performers over the past three months. Let’s get to it… Coffee The luscious bean blew away the competition with an eye-popping first quarter gain of 50%.  Worrisome drought conditions in […]

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Grain Gains: Ukraine Crisis Has Corn Popping!

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grain Gains:  Ukraine Crisis Has Corn Popping!

You gotta love it… It wasn’t that long ago everybody hated grains.  Analysts were unapologetically bearish on corn and wheat in late January.   Predictions of another huge crop year had them tossing around price projections of sub-$4 a bushel corn and wheat in the low $5 range. But fast-forward a month and bears are quickly […]

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Grains Update: Now Corn Is Reacting To The Cold?

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grains Update:  Now Corn Is Reacting To The Cold?

No doubt about it, the winter of 2014 is a doozy… As you may know firsthand, bitter temperatures have been a common occurrence in the Midwest and Eastern US over the past few months.  In fact, meteorologists say it was the coldest January in over a century. And as I’ve mentioned in recent articles, the […]

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These Commodities Cratered…

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
These Commodities Cratered…

Well folks, we’re finally entering the home stretch…  With October’s arrival, the fourth quarter of 2013 is officially underway in the markets.  That means it’s the perfect time for a third quarter commodity performance review. Let’s start with the worst performers over the past three months… Corn: down 17% –  No surprise here.  Corn is […]

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Grains: A Looming Profit Opportunity In Wheat?

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Grains:  A Looming Profit Opportunity In Wheat?

No doubt about it, this summer has been a big disappointment for anyone bullish of grains.  Wheat and corn sank to their lowest levels in years thanks to a blockbuster US growing season. Let me show you what I mean… As you can see, the price of corn sank like the Titanic in July.  And […]

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Grain Market Wipeout!

| July 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Grain Market Wipeout!

Things have gotten quite interesting in the grain markets over the past few days.  But unlike last year, grain prices are moving dramatically lower instead of higher.  As you may remember, last year’s grain crop was turned on its ear thanks to a remarkably hot and dry growing season.    The price of corn, wheat, and […]

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These Hard Assets Got Crushed…

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
These Hard Assets Got Crushed…

Well, here we are!  With July’s arrival, the second half of 2013 is officially underway in the markets.  That means it’s the perfect time for a first half commodity performance review. Let’s start with the worst performers over the past six months… Silver- down 35%:  As many long-time readers remember, the white metal was a […]

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Grains: US Farmers Hit A Home Run!

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Grains:  US Farmers Hit A Home Run!

Just a few days ago I told you how the US corn planting season was way behind schedule. Wet spring weather was keeping farmers out of the fields during an essential spring planting window in early May.  As a result, the US corn crop was only 28% planted as of last Wednesday- a far cry […]

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