Grain Market Viewpoint http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/73091/feed en Will on-farm storage be the Achilles heel for corn? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-farm-storage-be-achilles-heel-corn <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn traders this afternoon will be digesting the latest weekly USDA crop-condition estimates. Most inside the trade believe at least 90% of the corn crop is now planted with a very large percentage actually emerged, both running ahead of schedule. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact 77% or more of the U.S. corn crop could be considered in good-to-excellent condition.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-farm-storage-be-achilles-heel-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-farm-storage-be-achilles-heel-corn#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 26 May 2015 21:26:00 +0000 97961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will the corn upside opportunity come later in the game? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-corn-upside-opportunity-come-later-game <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn exports remain stronger than many inside the trade had anticipated despite the strength in the U.S. dollar. Just keep in mind we will still more than likely export about 5% less corn than we did last year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-corn-upside-opportunity-come-later-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-corn-upside-opportunity-come-later-game#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 22 May 2015 17:32:00 +0000 97821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Has the game changed for soybeans? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/has-game-changed-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Soybeans remain fundamentally&nbsp;bearish as U.S. planting is reported at 31% complete, and well ahead of the 5-year 20% average. As a producer I'm content on staying patient and waiting for a move back above $10.00. As a spec I like the sideline! </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/has-game-changed-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/has-game-changed-soybeans#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 12 May 2015 21:27:00 +0000 97361 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can macro markets and U.S. dollar give soybean prices a bounce? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-macro-markets-and-us-dollar-give-soybean-prices-bounce <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Soybean traders seem to be keeping a close eye on the macro markets, particularly the direction of the U.S. dollar and the direction of crude oil. Market insiders continue to believe a weaker dollar and gains in crude oil will continue to add strength in the soybean market.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-macro-markets-and-us-dollar-give-soybean-prices-bounce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-macro-markets-and-us-dollar-give-soybean-prices-bounce#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 08 May 2015 20:12:00 +0000 97311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com How high can corn prices go without a weather story? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/how-high-can-corn-prices-go-without-weather-story <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There's never been a crop year yet that didn't start off without concerns surrounding weather. The problem is, as of right now this doesn't equate to facts the bulls can use to build a case against the bears. In the courtroom of trading, the "what ifs" surrounding weather are simply considered hearsay and not permissible as actual evidence.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/how-high-can-corn-prices-go-without-weather-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/how-high-can-corn-prices-go-without-weather-story#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 01 May 2015 20:42:00 +0000 97211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Are all the bearish cards out of the deck for soybeans? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-all-bearish-cards-out-deck-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Soybean bears continue to think the slow planting pace of U.S. corn in the south and to the east will&nbsp;ultimately mean more soybean acres.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-all-bearish-cards-out-deck-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-all-bearish-cards-out-deck-soybeans#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:41:00 +0000 97191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Global corn data could be more bullish http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/global-corn-data-could-be-more-bullish <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn has backpedaled to fresh new six-month lows as bulls continue to talk about better-than-expected U.S. export demand and problematic planting weather. The primary concerns for the bulls continue to be conditions being too wet out east and to the south. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/global-corn-data-could-be-more-bullish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/global-corn-data-could-be-more-bullish#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:04:00 +0000 97121 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Are the cards stacked against the soybean market? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-cards-stacked-against-soybean-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Soybean bulls continue to talk about wet conditions in southern Brazil and many parts of Argentina. Their argument is it could delay harvest and create a bit more interest for U.S supplies. Be careful buying into this belief.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-cards-stacked-against-soybean-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/are-cards-stacked-against-soybean-market#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:28:00 +0000 97031 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is a bullish weather card still in the deck for corn? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn <div class="node-body blog-body">With the weather wild-card still floating around, I think best practice is to simply remain patient and wait for a move higher to reduce any additional new-crop or old-crop risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:29:00 +0000 96881 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will U.S. planting delays keep the bulls fed? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn continues to trade in a sideways channel as both the bulls and bears defend their case. The bulls continue to talk about planting delays down South caused by conditions that are too wet, while those in the northern Corn Belt are talking about conditions being too dry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:49:00 +0000 96821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Time to minimize risk and leave hedges in place http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-minimize-risk-and-leave-hedges-place <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn traders seem to be squaring up positions as we are now only a couple of days from the highly anticipated Prospective Planting Report and USDA Quarterly Stocks data.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-minimize-risk-and-leave-hedges-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-minimize-risk-and-leave-hedges-place#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:38:00 +0000 96651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can South America news support soybean prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-south-america-news-support-soybean-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">Without the problematic political and labor headlines out of South America and no leverage from the weather at this point, soybean bulls are facing an increasingly tough uphill battle. Crush margins are drastically backpedaling here in the U.S., and South American exporters are clearly starting to get their legs underneath them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-south-america-news-support-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-south-america-news-support-soybean-prices#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:21:00 +0000 96571 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is U.S. weather, acreage uncertainty enough to push corn prices higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/us-weather-acreage-uncertainty-enough-push-corn-prices-higher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There's really nothing excitingly bullish in the balance sheet, but the trade is eager to see what type of planting conditions U.S. producers will be forced to deal with. This uncertainty may temporarily prove to be enough to keep some type of price floor in place for new-crop contracts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/us-weather-acreage-uncertainty-enough-push-corn-prices-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/us-weather-acreage-uncertainty-enough-push-corn-prices-higher#comments Corn Marketing corn production Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:56:00 +0000 96481 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA WASDE report has bears and bulls jockeying for position in the corn market http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-wasde-report-has-bears-and-bulls-jockeying-position-corn-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn continues to trade sideways and struggles to take out nearby technical resistance. The USDA numbers in the March 2015 WASDE report did little to change the current theme. Remember: it's early in the race and both the bullish and bearish traders are jockeying for inside position. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-wasde-report-has-bears-and-bulls-jockeying-position-corn-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-wasde-report-has-bears-and-bulls-jockeying-position-corn-market#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:13:00 +0000 96291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will consolidation lead to a breakout for corn prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-consolidation-lead-breakout-corn-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn exports, along with overall demand, remain strong. There is some talk that basis levels in both Ukraine and Argentina are firming as farmer selling starts to taper off. Here at home, there's some talk the basis may weaken between now and the end of March as farmers need to free up cash to pay pre-season bills.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-consolidation-lead-breakout-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-consolidation-lead-breakout-corn-prices#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:06:00 +0000 96241 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com