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Grain markets got creamed

CBOT wheat prices peaked in early November of last year. Since then prices have lost over $2 a bushel. “Meh – what’s $2 a bushel,” you ask!? How about $10,000 per futures contract! That’s a pretty big move; especially considering you can trade wheat with a margin commitment of just over $3,000 per contract. Of […]

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2010 Growing Season: Stay or Delay?

The highly anticipated annual planting intentions report is about to be released, and with it, pivotal information regarding some of the hottest commodities traded on the market today. How are the markets going to move as a result of the farmers’ crop trends? How is the current, and more importantly, future U.S. meteorological patterns going […]

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