Dairy Farmers Express Brexit Concerns

Mar 28 2:45pm AgWeb
As the first official steps of Brexit are underway in the EU, dairy farmers express concern over the new borders, especially between the UK and Northern Ireland.
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Students Send Notes, Jokes to Family Impacted by Wildfire

Mar 28 2:13pm AgWeb
Economists are starting to put together some estimates behind the wildfires that scorched parts of the southern and central Plains three weeks ago. ​...
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New Suggestion For The Well Margined

Mar 28 2:04pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Those well margined should consider...
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Early Spring Fertilizer Price Action Hints at Lower Summertime Prices

Mar 28 1:14pm AgWeb
As wheels begin to turn for spring fieldwork, this week's price action may lend clues to our summertime outlook.
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Oil Futures Jump on Libyan Supply Disruption, OPEC Talks

Mar 28 1:05pm Commodity Blog
Oil prices are surging on Tuesday on supply concerns in the Middle East. Libya’s crude supply was disrupted by a militia on Monday and there are talks among …...
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Market Is Justified in Breaking Because of What's Known in Brazil

Mar 28 1:05pm AgWeb
China is expecting soy meal demand to increase between 7 to 8 percent for soybean meal this year, according to Sue Martin, president of Ag and Investment Services. She said corn demand is also increasing, but demand runs allusive.
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Monsanto Accused of Ghostwriting Safety Studies

Mar 28 12:56pm AgWeb
Recently unsealed court documents indicate Monsanto employees and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pesticide regulators were in communication regarding the safety of glyphosate, according to the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Brazil Meat Scandal Fuels Calls for U.S. Ban on Brazilian Raw Beef

Mar 28 12:53pm AgWeb
A cadre of U.S. lawmakers and food safety advocates are pressuring the federal government to join other nations blocking shipments of raw beef from Brazil in the face of a scandal in that country's meatpacking sector.
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Whey Demand Lifts Milk Prices

Mar 28 12:36pm AgWeb
Despite higher cheese production good domestic and international demand for whey has added substantially to milk prices.
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Big Climate Change Policy Changes Coming

Mar 28 12:28pm AgWeb
Since Donald Trump’s election, state officials, emergency managers and even some Republicans in Congress said they hoped the president’s skepticism about climate change wouldn’t cause him to toss programs meant to protect Americans against its consequences -- stronger storms, long [...]...
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Morning Grains 03/28/17

Mar 28 12:24pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
DJ USDA Grain Inspections for Export in Metric Tons – Mar 27 Source: USDA COUNTRY OF DESTINATION IS REPORTED AS KNOWN AT THE TIME OF EXPORTATION. INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT REFLECTS EXPORTED GRAIN INSPECTED AND WEIGHED THROUGH GIPSA’S AUTHORITY UNDER THE U.S. GRAIN STANDARDS ACT....
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Morning Softs 03/28/17

Mar 28 12:23pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
COTTON General Comments: Cotton futures closed lower on what appeared to be speculative long liquidation. The selling is coming before the USDA reports at the end of the week that will likely show the potential for a big US crop. Export demand has remained strong and has been stronger than expected by...
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Mid-Day Market Update: Exeter Gains On Acquisition News; CryoPort Shares Slide

Mar 28 12:13pm Commodities
Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.36 percent to 20,624.92 while the NASDAQ rose 0.19 percent to 5,851.32. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.37 percent to 2,350.25. Leading and Lagging Sectors On Tuesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Broadwind Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: BWEN) and Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN). In trading on Tuesday, healthcare shares fell 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH), down 7 percent, and Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE: THC), down 5 percent. Top Headline Carnival Corp (NYSE: CCL) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday. Carnival reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $3.79 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.35 per share on revenue of $3.78 billion. Carnival raised its FY17 earnings outlook to $3.50 to $3.70 per share, versus earlier forecast of $3.30 to $3.60 per share. Equities Trading UP Catalyst Biosciences ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Brazil Suspends Three More Meat Plants

Mar 28 11:46am AgWeb
Brazil ordered three more food processing plants to suspend production on Monday amid an investigation into alleged corruption in its meat industry as the world's biggest beef exporter sought to regain the trust of consumers.
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Long Corn

Mar 28 11:16am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Significantly Higher Prices Ahead...
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Copper may look Golden

Mar 28 11:15am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Forget healthcare. Trumps move should be this...
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USDCHF Intraday Elliott Wave View

Mar 28 10:37am InsideFutures.com Commentary
USDCHF Intraday Elliott Wave View...
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"Don't Squish Me Mom!" Might Be Obsolete with New Technology

Mar 28 10:22am AgWeb
A University of Iowa student started his own company with technology that causes sows to stand up when they’re crushing a pig. His experiences on the farm compelled him to pursue a solution to a common problem.
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Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Rise; Carnival Profit Beats Estimates

Mar 28 10:14am Commodities
Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.17 percent to 20,585.28 while the NASDAQ rose 0.06 percent to 5,843.76. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.14 percent to 5,843.76. Leading and Lagging Sectors Tuesday morning, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE: TRQ) and Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (ADR) (NYSE: ACH). In trading on Tuesday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.18 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX), down 2 percent, and Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo Inc (NASDAQ: HCOM), down 1.5 percent. Top Headline Carnival Corp (NYSE: CCL) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday. Carnival reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $3.79 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.35 per share on revenue of $3.78 billion. Carnival raised its FY17 earnings outlook to $3.50 to $3.70 per share, versus earlier forecast of $3.30 to $3.60 per ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Argentine Soybean Crop Projected Even With Year-Ago

Mar 28 10:04am AgWeb
South American Crop Consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier raised his peg of the Argentine soybean crop to now be even with year-ago.
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Elliott Wave Analysis: AUDNZD Trading In A Correction; More Weakness In View

Mar 28 9:58am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Intraday chart of AUDNZD is showing us a nice example of the wave principle in motion; with price particularly trading at the end of wave A of a corrective retracement.
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Stock Index Futures Holding Up Relatively Well

Mar 28 9:43am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Yesterday futures were able to bounce off the morning lows after House Republicans on Friday abandoned their healthcare bill.
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Analyst: 40 to 50 Percent of Old Crop Corn Isn't Priced

Mar 28 9:36am AgWeb
There’s a lot of ownership of old crop corn in the U.S. ...
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Rollover Beethoven. The Corn & Ethanol Report 03/28/17

Mar 28 9:26am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Keeping the promise of reversing the Keystone Pipeline ban President Trump is poised to sign an order with sweeping away the last administrations climate policies that were unfriendly to the Oil Industry, a jobs killer and bad for the economy who’s GDP could not grow past 3\% percent which is anemic....
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Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed in Georgia

Mar 28 9:17am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Cash hog prices were down .50 yesterday but the cutout was higher, quoted up .64 at $79.12. Look for downside follow through in both LC and FC futures in today’s action.
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High Plains See Beneficial Precipitation

Mar 28 9:16am AgWeb
Rain is forecast for Central and Southern Plains,...
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Grain Sellers Take Pause

Mar 28 9:01am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Bears pare some bets ahead of Friday crop reports.
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Documents Reveal Monsanto and Regulator's 'Outrageous' Relationship

Mar 28 9:00am AgWeb
Newly unsealed court documents detail “outrageous” communications between Monsanto employees and an EPA regulator over the safety of a controversial chemical found in the seed company’s top weed killer, advocates say.
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Gulke: Acreage Surprises Possible in 2017 Planting Intentions Report

Mar 28 9:00am AgWeb
Data from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service could significantly affect commodity prices.  ...
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Dove. The Energy Report 03/28/17

Mar 28 8:54am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Dovish comments from the Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, give oil a bit of a boost offsetting worries about President Trump’s failed Healthcare Reform Act vote. The Fed may have President Trumps back. After speaking at a conference in Madrid, Spain, the Chicago Fed president signaled that...
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Fast Money Traders Share Their Picks After Dow Jones Records Longest Losing Streak In 6 Years

Mar 28 8:51am Commodities
Tim Seymour said on CNBC's Fast Money that the energy sector is oversold, because crude oil is not going to trade down a lot. He would be a buyer of EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG) and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:...
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2017 Plant Preview: Weather Favors Early Planting in Upper Midwest

Mar 28 8:00am AgWeb
If weather stays on track, farmers in the north can expect to get planting started earlier, which could lead to more opportunities for corn acres in some states. ...
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Is There Any Argument To Be Bullish Wheat?

Mar 28 6:50am Markets – Real Agriculture
How much bearish news is already worked in to wheat prices? What would it take to turn this persistent bear run in a more positive direction? In this market discussion, Shaun Haney is joined by Angie Setzer (@GoddessofGrain) of Citizens Elevator, to talk recent history in the wheat markets, international factors at play, and what... Read more »...
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Bird Flu Continues Its Spread

Mar 28 5:37am AgWeb
Grain markets are mixed on light fundamental news, while traders continue to weigh estimates for Friday's USDA reports. Outside markets continue Washington Watch for new policy initiatives.
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NPPC Trade Team Visits Columbia, Peru

Mar 27 9:36pm AgWeb
NPPC’s trade team this week completed a series of meetings in Peru and Colombia to explore promising opportunities for U.S. pork producers. ​...
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China, Others Lift Ban on Brazil Meat Imports

Mar 27 8:28pm AgWeb
China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors.
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Drones Make 'Next Generation Impact' on Farming

Mar 27 8:16pm AgWeb
It sounds like a giant bumblebee, the 2-foot-square drone whirring to life. Its four props lift it off the ground outside Bruce Bowsher's house and once it's about 4 feet in the air, they lift up to give a camera an unobstructed 360-degree view.
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Brazil's JBS Rules Out Layoffs Following Meat Scandal

Mar 27 7:22pm AgWeb
Brazil's JBS SA, the world's biggest meatpacking company, is not considering firing workers after a corruption scandal triggered import bans worldwide and drove it to suspend output in Brazil.
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Thoughts from a Pioneer in Antibiotic Resistance

Mar 27 6:10pm AgWeb
Dr. Stuart B. Levy literally wrote the book on antibiotic resistance and is considered a pioneer in the field. Here’s an interesting conversation with the author, microbiologist, physician and researcher.
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Dr. Lawrence Goes to Washington

Mar 27 5:06pm AgWeb
With the spotlight on family farms and the challenges they face, John Lawrence, PhD, with Iowa State University, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Small Business Committee.
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Spinoff Opportunities Abound Amid Ag's Mergers/Acquisitions

Mar 27 5:06pm AgWeb
Syngenta Eyes Bayer Assets in Whirlwind of Agrochem Deals (2)...
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Winter Wheat Conditions Continue to Decline

Mar 27 4:43pm AgWeb
Rains were not adequate enough last week to stabilize winter wheat crops in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
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Daily Chart of the Mini SP 500 3.28.2017

Mar 27 4:23pm Support & Resistance Levels
Connect with Us! Use Our Futures Trading Levels and Economic Reports RSS Feed.    \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ Voted #1 Blog and #1 Brokerage Services on TraderPlanet  for 2016!!  \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ Daily chart of the mini SP 500 for your review below. The market tested a moving average I use to determine uptrend versus downtrend and bounced nicely to START […] The post Daily Chart of the Mini SP 500 3.28.2017 appeared first on Support & Resistance Levels.
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Give People Reasons to Care

Mar 27 3:59pm AgWeb
Whether you are an employer aiming to motivate your employees or a chairperson of a committee for an organization in either of these leadership roles you will be more likely to reach your outcomes when you give your employees and volunteers a reason to care.  ...
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Tough Times for Farm Income, Bright Spots on the Horizon

Mar 27 3:33pm AgWeb
The USDA is predicting farm income will decline 8.7 percent in 2017 to $62.3 billion, and it would be the 4 th consecutive year of declines, representing a 46 percent drop from the record-high in 2013. ...
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Uh Oh, Spring Wheat, Are You Ok?

Mar 27 3:30pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Uh Oh, Spring Wheat, Are You Ok?...
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Bearish Start to Week in Grain, Livestock Markets

Mar 27 2:38pm AgWeb
LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight\_player\_122488'); Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete provides closing market commentary.
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"Emotional Element" to Farm Bill Discussion

Mar 27 2:34pm AgWeb
Last week, ag secretary nominee Sonny Perdue had his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Ag Committee, however it ended without a vote and one hasn’t been scheduled. ...
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Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Silver Futures Up 2%; Foamix Pharma Shares Plummet

Mar 27 2:33pm Commodities
Toward the end of trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.30 percent to 20,535.44 while the NASDAQ rose 0.08 percent to 5,833.09. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.23 percent to 2,338.59.   Leading and Lagging Sectors Healthcare shares rose by 0.57 percent on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ: IPXL), up 39 percent, and Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ: NVMI), up 12 percent. In trading on Monday, basic materials shares slipped by 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), down 5 percent, and Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX), off 5 percent.   Top Headline G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIII) reported downbeat results for its fourth quarter. G-III Apparel posted a Q4 loss of $0.16 per share on revenue of $603.29 million. Analysts were ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Inputs Market Update: UAN28% Lags Fertilizer Price Gains

Mar 27 2:18pm AgWeb
Our first look at fertilizer and farm fuels pricing for the week ended March 24, 2017.
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Bunge Not Contemplating Switching Southern Man. Canola Plant to Soybeans

Mar 27 2:15pm Markets – Real Agriculture
A senior executive with Bunge North America says the company is not considering modifying its canola processing facility at Altona, Man. to process soybeans. While soybean acres on the eastern side of the prairies have climbed rapidly in recent years, with acres in Manitoba expected to exceed two million in 2017, processing capacity has remained small. The... Read more »...
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I Am Short The Nasdaq

Mar 27 2:04pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Risk/Reward In Your Favor...
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Hueber Report: Mexico Not Waiting Around

Mar 27 1:32pm AgWeb
There was a little disconcerting news filtering out of Mexico over the weekend as the uncertainly for the future of NAFTA has encouraged Mexico to work on Ag trade agreements with Brazil and Argentina, which may be close to signing.
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Analyst: These Aren't "Special" Times to Market Grain, Reown Old Crop

Mar 27 1:15pm AgWeb
Sue Martin, president and owner of Ag and Investment Services, Inc., has been watching futures prices on corn. She is noticing a pattern that has happened since 1969 that has proven favorable for farmers 18 out of 19 years.
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Indian Pulse Industry Anticipating Extension on Import Fumigation Rule

Mar 27 1:06pm Markets – Real Agriculture
The organization representing India’s pulse crop industry expects its government will issue a three month extension allowing continued imports of peas and lentils that have not been fumigated, according to media reports in India. The government for Canada’s largest pulse export market has previously said it will not extend a derogation (or exemption) that expires... Read more »...
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Potential double-bottom in New Zealand Dollar

Mar 27 1:05pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Potential double-bottom in New Zealand Dollar...
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Trump Doubt Helps Gold Prices Hit One-Month High

Mar 27 12:51pm Commodity Blog
The market is beginning to doubt US President Donald Trump and his ability to push through pro-growth and pro-business policies. This is proving to be …...
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'Modest Recovery' for Grain Prices Possible in 2017

Mar 27 12:24pm AgWeb
Economists at the University of Missouri have released their March 2017 U.S. Baseline Briefing Book. The bad news – trends indicate more financial pressure on the U.S. farm sector. But there could be a silver lining with a modest recovery of grain prices possible this year.
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Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Falls 80 Points; Cellect Biotechnology Shares Spike Higher

Mar 27 12:15pm Commodities
Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.39 percent to 20,515.95 while the NASDAQ fell 0.21 percent to 5,816.77. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.34 percent to 2,336.13. Leading and Lagging Sectors Healthcare shares rose by 0.53 percent on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Impax Laboratories Inc (NASDAQ: IPXL), up 27 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), up 12 percent. In trading on Monday, basic materials shares slipped by 0.68 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (ADR) (NYSE: ACH), down 6 percent, and Sealed Air Corp (NYSE: SEE), off 5 percent. Top Headline G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIII) reported downbeat results for its fourth quarter. G-III Apparel posted a Q4 loss of $0.16 per share on revenue of $603.29 million. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.10 per share on revenue of $622.76 ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Trading Like a Fighter Pilot

Mar 27 12:14pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
A brief article on the OODA Loop decision cycle as applied to trading the markets.
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