MERCANTILE Blog: MarketInsight May 29, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets Grain markets finished the week last Friday with a bearish tone, as weather was benign in most of North America. Planting has moved up to about normal progress and crop development is improving as well. … Read More

MERCANTILE Blog: MarketInsight May 8, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets Given the world’s fundamentals for grains & oilseeds, the marketplace will remain fixated on seeding progress and crop conditions for a while, especially with several potential problems: Dryness across Spain, the UK and the Baltics … Read More

MERCANTILE Blog: MarketInsight May 1, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets Last week’s IGC report neatly summarizes the starting point to the new crop season for grains:  There has been stock accumulation for 3 years and big old crop inventories are coming into the new crop … Read More

MERCANTILE Blog: MarketInsight April 24, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets Corn, wheat and soybeans all ended up lower for the week. Funds, including Index Funds, were sellers of everything. On wheat, spec funds added another 7,667 contracts to their net short position in Chicago Wheat … Read More

MERCANTILE Blog: MarketInsight April 17, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets This was a short holiday week, with many countries still closed on Easter Monday. All grains closed higher for the week. U.S. grains got support from the weaker US$, commodity fund short covering, some commercial … Read More

MERCANTILE Blog: MarketInsight April 3, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets There was nothing supportive in the USDA report. The stocks showed consumption to be less than expected in Dec/March, and the planting intentions were in line to slightly higher than trade guesstimates. It could be … Read More