Prices 12/1/17

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There’s a good chance the Aussie dollar will spoil the show today. Strength in base metals and oil prices helped the AUD higher against the greenback. Technical strength in the AUD fuelled speculative buying and thoughts that the AUD will find resistance closer to 75.3 in the coming days....
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Prices 11/1/17

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The Aussie dollar is stronger against all our major trading partners except the Yen this morning. With only miner moves in US grain futures overnight the stronger Aussie dollar may put pressure on export grain values today. With nearby wheat basis as low as it is though we may...
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Prices 10/1/17

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The US speculators seem obsessed with the idea funds will pick up the underperformers of 2016 in their rebalancing program which generally occurs in mid January every year. This helped wheat sustain some upside which initially resulted from some spill over fundamental buying in the soybean pit. After two...
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Prices 9/1/17

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Weakness in US soybean futures rippled through the oilseed markets and kept other grains flat to lower in overnight trade. Corn futures in the US found some support from fund managers rebalancing their annual positions. This did have a few players picking up put options against the September slot...
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Prices 06/01/17

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With US soybeans weaker overnight we see the ICE and Paris contracts for canola struggling to hold onto the previous sessions gains. Wednesday’s higher session did result in a significant volume of trade squaring in the futures markets, particularly in Paris. Much of the influence is considered technical with...
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Deteriorating winter wheat crop condition ratings in the USA saw all three US exchange traded wheat grades improve overnight. Dry weather and a lack of snow cover across parts of the HRW belt and into the central corn belt saw crop ratings fall by up to 28% in Oklahoma....
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Prices 04/01/17

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A slightly firmer AUD against most of our major trading partners combined with a weaker close across most US grain futures may stifle any attempt local values make to move higher today. US markets were generally weaker while European markets did tend to close higher. In the case of...
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Prices 03/1/17

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Just before the break the old Canadian Wheat Board, now called G3 adjusted their estimates for the 2016-17 pool on durum wheat. Many markets around the world use this pool estimate as a benchmark pricing mechanism but do we need to ask ourselves since deregulation is the pool to...
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Prices 30/12/16

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Thin trade dominated the US markets overnight. ICE canola struggled with the January contract nearing settlement and Paris rapeseed rallied a couple of dollars. The weaker AUD should counter some of the move lower in ICE canola futures, when combined with the stronger close in rapeseed we may well...
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Prices 29/12/16

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The Aussie dollar tested support levels in last night’s session only to find a floor and bounce higher closing up around 0.30% against many of the major currencies including the Canadian dollar and Indian Rupee. The firmer USD also saw much of the previous session’s gains whittled away. The...
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