Month End Positioning & Trump Address

Feb 28 6:32am AgWeb
Grain markets are higher on month-end position evening. All markets await tonight's address to a joint-session of Congress by President Trump.
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Trump Talks...

Feb 28 4:41am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Tonight President Trump will address a joint session of Congress where he'll probably lay out his agenda going forward. What impact could this have on today's markets? Read on to learn more...
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SPX Elliottwave View: Ending Wave 3 soon

Feb 28 2:16am InsideFutures.com Commentary
SPX the cycle from 1/23/2017 lows is showing 5 waves impulsive swing sequence suggesting possibly we could be ending the wave 3 soon...
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Livestock & Grains Futures - 200 Day Moving Averages - February 28, 2017

Feb 28 1:04am InsideFutures.com Commentary
CRB INDEX + Daily Charts...
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Daily analysis of major pairs for February 28, 2017

Feb 27 11:01pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
The USD/CHF is currently trading above the support level at 1.0050, now close to the resistance level at 1.0100. The outloo...
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Nebraska Custom Harvester Retires After 49 Years - Auction Wednesday

Feb 27 8:49pm AgWeb
Machinery Pete previews the big retirement auction Wednesday (March 1, 2017) for S&L Farms, Inc. in Imperial, Neb. Scott and Linda Payne are very well known having been in the custom harvesting business for nearly 50 years. Sale by Sullivan Auctioneers...
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Corn May 2017

Feb 27 8:32pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Highly Precise Technical Analysis...
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Planters: To Scrape or Not

Feb 27 7:40pm AgWeb
Pick the answer that fits your soil conditions.
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The Trend Trader For Futures Trading on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Feb 27 6:39pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness. Before...
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Clashing Fundamentals Result in Sideways Trading for Crude Oil

Feb 27 5:47pm Commodity Blog
Futures for crude oil were almost flat today as clashing fundamentals did not give incentive for prices to go one way or the other. On one hand, …...
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Lawmakers Push for Hemp Comeback in Wisconsin

Feb 27 5:34pm AgWeb
Republican lawmakers want to help Wisconsin's once-dominant hemp industry make a comeback, giving farmers the chance to add a versatile and hardy plant to their fields.  ...
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Winter Wheat Deteriorates Slightly in Kansas During February

Feb 27 4:44pm AgWeb
Kansas state statisticians place 43\% of the crop in "good" to "excellent" shape, down one percentage point from a month ago.
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Futures Automated Trading System for Review 2.28.2017

Feb 27 4:15pm Support & Resistance Levels
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Interest Rates, Inflation, and Presidential Issues Point Up for Gold

Feb 27 4:10pm Commodities
Gold prices of late have been testing support just under the market, if you will, preparing for a healthy rally into higher territory. As I see it, a relatively small group of hedge funds and institutional speculators have been calling the tune for gold, trading the recent range, buying on dips, selling on rallies, and gradually adding to their physical holdings – a behavioral pattern we expect will continue within a rising trading range – at least until a price well above the $1300 an ounce level is established. Contributing to support under the market, price-sensitive Asian traders continue to bottom feed, accumulating bullion for the billions of gold-friendly households in their region with cash to spend. Meanwhile, short-term hour-to-hour and day-to-day price action has been governed by the latest news with respect to interest rates, inflation, the dollar, and President T...
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USDA Outlook, Going Forward

Feb 27 3:43pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
USDA Outlook, Going Forward...
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Idaho Dairy Eyed After Residents Discover Tainted Water

Feb 27 3:33pm AgWeb
State officials are investigating claims that a south-central Idaho dairy pumped manure into a canal, and tests are being conducted on water coming from faucets in nearby homes where residents are complaining the water is discolored and has a bad odor.
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$3,700 per acre in South Central Iowa

Feb 27 3:08pm AgWeb
A Feb. 3 auction in Jasper County, Iowa, saw...
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Baxter Black: Mustaches

Feb 27 2:53pm AgWeb
Baxter Black is known for a lot of things, but the thing he’s most known for is his most recognizable feature: his mustache.
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Key Takeaways From USDA's Outlook Forum

Feb 27 2:46pm AgWeb
At the USDA’s 93 rd Agricultural Outlook Forum last week, the agency released outlooks for prices, acres, sentiment and more. ...
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Wheat Faces Stepped Up Pressure

Feb 27 2:41pm AgWeb
LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight\_player\_337688'); Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete provides closing market commentary.
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Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Shutterstock Falls On Weak Q4 Results; La Jolla Pharma Shares Surge

Feb 27 2:30pm Commodities
Toward the end of trading Monday, the Dow traded up 0.03 percent to 20,827.15 while the NASDAQ gained 0.09 percent to 5,850.48. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.04 percent to 2,368.24. Leading and Lagging Sectors Basic material shares climbed by 0.73 percent in trading on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Handy & Harman Ltd (NASDAQ: HNH), and AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS). In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.77 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM), down 5 percent, and B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), down 5 percent. Top Headline Sothebys (NYSE: BID) reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday. Sothebys posted quarterly adjusted earnings of $1.35 per share on ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Inputs Market Update: Anhydrous Leads to the Upside Again

Feb 27 2:24pm AgWeb
Once again, anhydrous ammonia led our fertilizers higher during the week ended February 24, 2017.
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10 Day Forecast Dry for Central Plains

Feb 27 2:09pm AgWeb
MDA Weather Services says damage to winter wheat limited over the weekend.
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CRB Index Breaking Down!

Feb 27 2:00pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
The Index is at a new, 3 month low which means....
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Is 2378 STOPPING POINT FOR SP500 FUTURES?

Feb 27 1:54pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Is 2378 STOPPING POINT FOR SP500 FUTURES?...
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5 Tips To Sharpen Your Phosphorus Management Practices

Feb 27 1:22pm AgWeb
Phosphorus (P) is an important macronutrient for field corn. Adequate amounts of the nutrient are associated with improved corn root development, increased stalk strength, resistance to disease, kernel (seed) production and earlier crop maturity. In some scenarios, the right amount of P can boost c [...]...
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Gold Hovers Around 3-1/2 Month High Ahead of Donald Trump Speech

Feb 27 1:05pm Commodity Blog
Gold futures are hovering around their highest levels since November 10 as markets brace for US President Donald Trump‘s speech to Congress …...
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30% Yield Decline Possible With Poor Tips For Organic Fields

Feb 27 1:00pm AgWeb
Lessons from small test plots can’t easily inform large-scale commercial organic farming because of soil variations for cover crops and distinct labor needs, Michigan State University researchers say. ...
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Ag Groups Beg Trump for Infrastructure Deal

Feb 27 12:42pm AgWeb
As a candidate, Donald Trump made numerous campaign promises. Now that he’s president, Trump has delivered on several of those promises – but his bold campaign promises around infrastructure have faded into the background.
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Mid-Day Market Update: Gogo Surges After Strong Q4 Results; AmTrust Financial Shares Slide

Feb 27 12:07pm Commodities
Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.07 percent to 20,807.71 while the NASDAQ declined 0.04 percent to 5,842.78. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.07 percent to 2,365.76. Leading and Lagging Sectors Basic material shares climbed by 0.96 percent in trading on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Eldorado Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE: EGO), and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY). In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.63 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM), down 4 percent, and B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), down 5 percent. Top Headline Sothebys (NYSE: BID) reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday. Sothebys posted quarterly adjusted earnings of $1.35 per share on ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Mexico Warns U.S. It'll Cut Off NAFTA Talks If Tariffs Proposed

Feb 27 11:40am AgWeb
Mexico’s top trade negotiator doubled down on threats to break off talks to rework Nafta.
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$1 Trillion Trade Agreement in Place

Feb 27 11:34am AgWeb
A $1 trillion free trade agreement just took effect.
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Elliott Wave Anaylsis: Soybean Meal Trading In Final Wave Five; Some Resistance May Show Up In The Near-term

Feb 27 11:19am InsideFutures.com Commentary
On the intraday chart of Soybean Meal we are observing a nice bearish impulse in the making, with price specifically trading in the final wave 5).
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Solid Grain Shipments as February Winds Down

Feb 27 11:15am AgWeb
Corn export inspections topped expectations, and wheat shipments were near the top end of the pre-report range of guesses.
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Looking To Sell Hogs

Feb 27 11:14am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Ag markets remain weak...
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USDA Export Inspections; Wheat Futures Move Down

Feb 27 11:12am Commodities
The USDA reported today that wheat export inspections for the week ending February 23 totaled 537,877 tonnes. ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Western Agribusiness in Ivory Coast Cocoa

Feb 27 11:11am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Approximately half of the world’s cocoa comes from the Ivory Coast and Ghana with the Ivory Coast supplying more than a third on its own. We’ve written extensively on the background of Ivory Coast politics, the ouster of Laurent Gbagbo and what Alassane Ouattara means not only to the country but also the global cocoa market. Currently, cocoa prices are the lowest they’ve been in a decade. We’ll explain what is happening structurally within the cocoa market as well as what actions the market’s biggest players are taking right now as a follow-up to the Brown Cow Spread in the March issue of Modern Trader magazine.
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Struggling Farm Economy Complicates Farm Bill Efforts

Feb 27 11:08am AgWeb
As the elder statesman from an agricultural state, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has worked on crafting seven farm bills. But it is with some trepidation that the work begins to draft new legislation amid daunting challenges confronting farmers in the era of President Donald Trump.
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Hedge Funds Grow More Bullish on Corn as Surplus Eases

Feb 27 11:01am AgWeb
Near-record ethanol production means more demand for grain.
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Morning Softs. 02/27/17

Feb 27 10:40am InsideFutures.com Commentary
NWS ChicagoVerified account‏@NWSChicago 16h16 hours ago Chicago’s about to do something it’s never done in 146 years of record keeping: go the entire months of Jan & Feb with no snow on the ground. COTTON General Comments: Cotton futures closed higher. USDA showed only a marginal...
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Will Trump And Yellen Speeches Put Some Oomph into Markets This Week?

Feb 27 10:29am Commodities
Here we go again. The markets appear to be starting the week and the session in waiting mode, postponing any market moves ahead of at least two important speeches this week. Tomorrow night, President Trump is addressing Congress for the first time since he was sworn into office. Investors may be waiting to see if he will outline his policy priorities.   And on Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to be the last of Fed members to speak ahead of its self-imposed blackout before the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting March 15. The CME Group’s FedWatch tool is still leaning away from a probability of a hike by March, at 26.6\%, though that has edged up in recent sessions. The likelihood is just barely above the 50\% point for a rate hike by May with July as the next meeting month currently holding the highest probability, at 72.9\%. At the open, the three m...
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Beef Demand: Are Imports Hurting Prices?

Feb 27 10:29am AgWeb
With trade being a hot issue in agriculture, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Ia.) is already prepping for his ambassadorship to China. At the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, he expressed that part of his focus will be on reopening the Chinese market to U.S. beef exports. ...
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Machinery Pete: Homemade Solutions

Feb 27 10:09am AgWeb
Machinery Pete sees plenty of impressive machinery as he travels the country, and that often includes some homemade solutions from creative farmers. ​...
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Pro Farmer's Monday Morning Wake Up Call for February 27, 2017

Feb 27 10:08am AgWeb
LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight\_player\_962998'); Pro Farmer's Chip Flory tells you what to keep an eye on this week.
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Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Lower; Sotheby's Beats Q4 Views

Feb 27 10:04am Commodities
Following the market opening Monday, the Dow traded down 0.16 percent to 20,787.51 while the NASDAQ declined 0.14 percent to 5,837.23. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.14 percent to 2,364.14. Leading and Lagging Sectors Basic material shares climbed by 0.30 percent in trading on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI), and L.B. Foster Co (NASDAQ: FSTR). In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.54 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Telecom Argentina SA (ADR) (NYSE: TEO), down 7 percent, and B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), down 4 percent. Top Headline Sothebys (NYSE: BID) reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday. Sothebys posted quarterly adjusted earnings of $1.35 per share on revenue of $308.69 million. Analysts were expecting earnings...
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S&P 500 and Dow Hit Record Highs

Feb 27 9:53am InsideFutures.com Commentary
S&P 500 and Dow futures advanced to new historical highs in the overnight trade.
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Free Markets for Free Men. The Corn & Ethanol Report 02/27/17

Feb 27 9:31am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Iran is up to their same old games writing checks they cannot cash even with all the gifts the last administration gave to them in order for them to play nice. It was more like extortion an there is no doubt they are stirring the pot attempting to change the balance power in the region [...]...
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5 Million Barrels of Lost Production. The Energy Report 02/27/17

Feb 27 9:28am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Crude oil prices are rising even as oil rig counts grow to the highest levels since last April and U.S. production topped 9 million barrels a day. It seems that OPEC cuts and the lingering impact from major capX cuts is giving the market some support. As the Energy Report predicted, OPEC/non-OPEC compliance...
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Tractor Tales: 1953 Farmall Super C

Feb 27 9:17am AgWeb
Jim Yoars of Bunker Hill, Ind. is a fan of all things red, and his 1953 Farmall Super C is no exception. ...
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Mild Weather Returns to Corn Belt

Feb 27 9:13am AgWeb
Dry weather to continue through the Central and Southern Plains.
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Gold Elliott wave Zigzag pattern

Feb 27 7:54am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Gold Elliott wave Zigzag pattern...
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FT: Trump Exploring Alternatives to Taking Trade Disputes to WTO

Feb 27 6:37am AgWeb
The Trump administration is exploring alternatives to taking trade disputes to the World Trade Organization in what would amount to the first step away from a system that Washington helped to establish more than two decades ago, the Financial Times reported.
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South American Weather, Presidents Address and Deliveries

Feb 27 6:34am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Grain marketsare quiet with some bargain hunting seen in soybeans. Outside markets are near unchanged as traders wait for the President’s address tomorrow evening.
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South American Weather Presidents Address and Deliveries

Feb 27 6:30am AgWeb
Grain markets are quiet with some bargain hunting seen in soybeans. Outside markets are near unchanged as traders wait for the President’s address tomorrow evening.
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Planned Dairy in Hawaii Delays Approval Process

Feb 27 5:25am AgWeb
A planned dairy farm in Hawaii has taken a step back by withdrawing parts of its application to allow more time for discussion of its likely environmental impact.
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Daily analysis of major pairs for February 27, 2017

Feb 27 5:21am InsideFutures.com Commentary
The EUR/JPY dived by over 180 pips last week, closing below the supply zone at 118.50 on Friday. There is a clean Bullish Confirmation Pattern in the...
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Markets Move - fractionally...

Feb 27 5:11am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Last Friday the indices did post a gain albeit fractionally. Could this change today?? Read on to learn more...
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The Week Ahead: Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

Feb 27 4:40am AgWeb
The House and Senate return to Washington, with President Donald Trump giving his first joint address to Congress Tuesday evening, while he is also expected to roll out his revised travel ban this week.
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Elliott Wave Analysis: EURJPY Could Face A Change In Trend In The Next Couple Of Days

Feb 27 3:28am InsideFutures.com Commentary
Regarding the EURJPY we see price trading in a more complex pattern, know also as a seven wave correction that is trading in final stages.
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