MERCANTILE MarketInsight Blog, November 6, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight


Major grains & oilseeds markets Last week, weather cooperated allowing farmers to complete winter field work in Europe and harvest to near completion in North America.  Futures traded in a narrow range, Spec Funds completed their near-term objective to be … Read More

MERCANTILE Blog Sept. 25, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight


Major grains & oilseeds markets Futures trade up, but in a narrow range with Funds virtually absent from the market. Another quiet week in cash trading; only Egypt reported buying some Russian wheat. In general, weather was a non-factor, except … Read More

MERCANTILE Market Insight Aug. 28, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets Markets continued under pressure from Fund selling and additional aggressive cash selling from Russia and the former FSU.  We don’t see any change in this pattern while- we approach the main US harvest pressure. Funds: … Read More

MERCANTILE Market Insight Aug. 21, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight

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Major grains & oilseeds markets In the short term, we expect markets to stay close to home. We do expect speculators/speculative funds to raise their overall short position selling more grains and oilseeds especially as we get closer to US … Read More

MERCANTILE Blog: MarketInsight May 29, 2017

Marlene BoerschMarket Insight


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