Gold Buying by Central Banks Hits Highest Mark in 3 Years

Gold Buying by Central Banks Hits Highest Mark in 3 Years

Gold Buying by Central Banks Hits Highest Mark in 3 Years $GLD Global demand for gold rose in Q-3 compared to the same period a year ago as resurgent buying from central banks and retail consumers balanced huge outflows from exchange traded funds, the World Gold Council said on Thursday. Demand totaled 964.3 tonnes, up […]

Demand Brands (OTCPK:DMAN) Signs LOI to Acquire DMR Biologics, LLC

Demand Brands (OTCPK:DMAN) Signs LOI to Acquire DMR Biologics, LLC

Demand Brands (OTCPK:DMAN) Signs LOI to Acquire DMR Biologics, LLC $DMAN Demand Brands, Inc. (OTCPK:DMAN), a collection of brands and businesses promoting healthy lifestyles, operating in the Health and Wellness, Cannabis Edibles, Hemp and CBD industries announced Tuesday that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DMR Biologics, LLC to acquire DMR and all […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand October’s pickup in sentiment across the 3 sub-indexes and all 4 regions indicates the market for newly-built homes Confidence among America’s homebuilders unexpectedly rose in October, registering the 1st gainer in 5 months amid falling lumber prices and solid demand, according to a report Tuesday from the National […]

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain $BTCUSD, $BLCN  Bitcoin and the alternative cryptocurrencies, aka altcoins, are cryptic to say the least. Some people consider bitcoin a currency, others an investment and still others a store of value. Even government agencies cannot agree on what bitcoin really is. The IRS treats it […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock: Again, Calling it at 200+

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock: Again, Calling it at 200+

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock: Again, calling it at 200+ $RACE Target price: 210.00 Recent price: 140.19 Frame: 6 to 12 months There is significant evidence that demand for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Supercars far exceeds the supply. For example, a buyer cannot just walk into a Ferrari dealer buy and drive off with a brand-new car on the […]

The World’s Central Bank’s Demand for Gold at 3-year Highs

The World’s Central Bank’s Demand for Gold at 3-year Highs

The World’s Central Bank’s Demand for Gold at 3-year Highs $GLD, $GBP, $EUR, $CNY The world’s Central banks’ demand for gold reached a three year high, rising 8% during 1-H of Y  2018 compared to the same frame last year, according to a World Gold Council (WGC) market update on central bank buying activity released […]

People a Asking: What Does the Future Hold for Elon Musk and Tesla?

People a Asking: What Does the Future Hold for Elon Musk and Tesla?

People a Asking: What Does the Future Hold for Elon Musk and Tesla? $TSLA On Tuesday, news broke that the Department of Justice had started a probe into Elon Musk’s 7 August ‘420’ Tweet: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” The news of the DOJ inquiry sent Tesla stock tumbling yet again, […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Launch 15 New Models by 2022

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Launch 15 New Models by 2022

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Launch 15 New Models by 2022 $RACE Ferrari confirmed the development of a new V6 hybrid powertrain Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is planning a huge model line up in the next few years. During an investors meeting this week outlining its future plans, the automaker announced it will launch 15 new models by Y […]

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $SPY, $QQQ The Gold-Silver Ratio has been one of the most reliable technical ‘buy’ indicators for Silver, whenever the ratio climbs above 80. The Big Q: Is the current spike in the gold/silver ratio forecasting another stock market crash? The gold-to-silver ratio has moves […]

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April $HMMJ, $MJ, $CGC, $STZ, $SMG The 1st marijuana ETF (exchange-traded fund) has reached a milestone that has as much to do with surging marijuana stocks as it does with investor inflows. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF’s (HMMJ) total assets have grown to more than […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Outperforms the Entire Automotive Sector

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Outperforms the Entire Automotive Sector

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Outperforms the Entire Automotive Sector $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) delivered an ROE of 63.1% over the past 12 months, impressive in the extreme compared to the industry average of 14.0% during the same frame. RACE has made huge profits from little equity capital. Taking a closer look at some factors like financial leverage to […]

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything $SPY National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said stock-market investors are apparently ignoring any White House political turbulence because the robust economy is proof President Donald Trump’s strategy is working. The Bull market on Wall Street set history this week when it eclipsed the S&P 500’s […]

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation $UGA, $USO The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed  Thursday to cap fuel economy requirements at a fleet average of 37 mpg starting in Y 2020. Under the Hussein Obama plan, the fleet-wide fuel economy would have risen to 47 mpg by […]

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold Commentary: The Oregon cannabis market is very much over-saturated. For consumers, this is great. One can walk into nearly any Oregon dispensary and find buy a gram of quality ‘bud’ for $5.00, and even concentrates are dropping in price. When the state began legal recreational sales in Y 2016, […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Stock ‘Clean Air Ahead’

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Stock ‘Clean Air Ahead’

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Stock ‘Clean Air Ahead’ $RACE Shares of Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) are + 35% YTD, but they came off their highs to consolidate the last Bull leg that Topped at 149.85 a few weeks ago. Ferrari finished Monday in NYC at 136.38, +1.02, or +0.75%, the market is closed. And there looks to be more […]

US Heat Wave Has Power Use at Very High Levels

US Heat Wave Has Power Use at Very High Levels

US Heat Wave Has Power Use at Very High Levels The heat wave roasting the US East Coast may have slow US stock trading and foiling July 4 road trips. But it’s the best friend of power market Bulls. Electricity demand across the eastern power market run by PJM Interconnection LLC reached 144,557 megawatts in […]

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) May Extend Digital Assets Trading

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) May Extend Digital Assets Trading

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) May Extend Digital Assets Trading $BTCUSD, $GS, $CME, $CBOE The price of cryptocurrencies rebounded Wednesday on reports that Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) may expand the digital assets that it intends on trading on its cryptocurency platform signaling renewed optimism in the nascent market. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at 6,749.2549,+118.38, or +1.79%, as of 2:39a […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday, with Wheat futures dropping over 2%, as investors booked profits after prices Tuesday reached the highest mark in 10 months. Corn and Soybean futures were lower as planting progress moved along quickly again last week. Growers were 92% […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Tuesday, with a broad-based sell-off occurring due to US-China trade tensions. China’s Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday that the US trade statement is contrary to the consensus the 2 sides previously reached in Washington. “Whatever measures the United States […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Friday, with Wheat futures rising over 2% on worries that adverse weather will lead to crop shortfalls in Key growing areas around the world. Soybeans advanced for the 5th in 6 sessions on renewed Chinese buying of US […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Thursday on profit-taking following days of rises. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 4.25c, or 1.04% to settle at 4.0425 bu. July Wheat delivery went down 0.75c, or 0.14% to close at 5.3025 bu. July […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Wednesday with the hope that China will import more US agriculture products. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 3.75c, or 0.93% to settle at 4.085 bu. July Wheat delivery went up 9.5c, or 1.82% to close […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Tuesday with Wheat rallying amid world weather concern and technical buying. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 2c, or 0.5% to settle at 4.0475 bu. July Wheat delivery went up 14.25c, or 2.81% to close at […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Earnings, Profits Running Ahead of ‘Expert’ Estimates

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Earnings, Profits Running Ahead of ‘Expert’ Estimates

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Earnings, Profits Running Ahead of ‘Expert’ Estimates $RACE When Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) came to market in October 2016 sector analysts and investors worried the shares were too expensive because they were valued as if it was a luxury goods company, not a car maker. To the naysayers’ dismay Ferrari’s performance on the stock market […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Monday with Soybean up 3% as US-China trade tensions eased. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 0.25c, or 0.06% to settle at 4.0275 bu. July Wheat delivery went down 11c, or 2.12% to close at 5.0725 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed on the week which ended 18 May, with Soybean futures falling 0.47% on precieved trade tensions between China and the United States. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 6c weekly, or 1.51%, to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, with Wheat futures rising for the 3rd session running on worries that adverse weather will lead to crop shortfalls in Key growing areas around the world. Soybean futures fell, pressured by fresh concerns about exports. Corn futures […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Wednesday, with Soybean futures dropping nearly 2% on profit taking and some uncertainty of China-US trade consultations. Wheat futures ticked higher on short-covering, recovering from a 3-week low hit Tuesday, while Corn edged lower. The most active Corn contract […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Tuesday morning, with Soybean futures rising, as the trade tensions between China and the United States showed signs of softening. CBOT brokers estimate that funds Tuesday sold 6,500 contracts of Soybean, bought 2,000 contracts of Chicago Wheat and […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Monday, with Soybean futures surging more than 1% on news of easing trade tensions between China and the United States. The most active Corn contract for July delivery kept Unchanged at 3.965 bu. July Wheat delivery dropped 7.5c, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Down Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Down Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Down Friday $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Friday after Top Soybean buyer in China lowered its import estimates for MY 2018/19. Soybean futures suffered double digit losses after China, the biggest importer of US Soybean, predicted a decline in  imports for the 1st time in […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Thursday,as Wheat futures fell to a near 2-week low after the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 1st official estimate of the 2018-19 US Wheat harvest came in above trade expectations. Soybean futures rose, and Corn followed Wheat lower. CBOT […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Wednesday as traders were squaring their positions ahead of a Key monthly crop report. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 0.5c, or 0.12% to settle at 4.0275 bu. July Wheat delivery went down 4c, or 0.78% […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Tuesday on reports that Beijing and Washington pledged to continue trade talks. Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China and the United States should maintain communication to try to find a way to properly solve their trade […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Monday morning amid concerns over the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. As of 1456 GMT, July Corn was down 5.5c at 4.0075 bu, while July Wheat was down 13.75c at 5.125 bu, and July soybeans […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed on the week ended 4 May, with Soybean futures dropping nearly 2%. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 7.75c weekly, or 1.94%, to 4.0625 bu. July Wheat delivery added 27.75c, or 5.57%, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Thursday morning, with Wheat futures falling as rain fell across part of US plains which will benefits Wheat growth conditions. Investors awaited news from consultation between China and the United States on economic and trade issues which may be […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Wednesday morning, with Wheat futures falling on investors’ profit taking. Wheat prices rose Wednesday on reports from the Kansas Wheat Tour noting that cold and dry weather had slowed the growth. Some reports from fields indicated that the […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Tuesday, with Wheat futures surging over 3%, mostly on reports that adverse weather has stunted the US hard-red winter Wheat crop. The annual Kansas Wheat Tour kicked off in the morning showed that cold and dry weather had slowed […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Monday morning, with Corn futures reaching a 9-month high as wet weather continued to keep producers from planting in parts of the US Midwest. July Corn was 3.5c higher at 4.02 bu July Wheat was 9.25c higher at 5.08 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Friday on massive fund buying. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 3.25c, or 0.82% to settle at 3.985 bu. July Wheat delivery went up 9c, or 1.84% to close at 4.985 bu. July Soybean […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Thursday after a big rally in Wednesday’s session. As of 1445 GMT, July Corn was down 1.75c at 3.94 bu, while July Wheat was down 9.5c at 4.895 bu, and July Soybean down 2.75c at 10.365 bu. Gaining […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Wednesday on massive fund buying. CBOT brokers reported that funds bought 12,000 contracts of Corn, 5,500 contracts of Soybean, and 4,800 contracts of Wheat. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 5.75c, or 1.47% to settle […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities: Asian Market

Chicago Agriculture Commodities: Asian Market $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Singapore Open: Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities; Wheat up for 2nd day running, Soybean, Corn prices face pressure from US weather Chicago Wheat futures rose for a 2nd session Wednesday as investors looked for bargains, although plentiful world supplies capped gains. Soybean and Corn prices […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Monday with Soybean falling for the fourth consecutive session. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 2c, or 0.52% to settle at 3.875 bu. July Wheat delivery fell 2.75c, or 0.58% to close at 4.745 bu. July […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower on the week ended 20 April, mostly on improved weather forecast and investors’ technical selling. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 9.75c weekly, or 2.52%, to 3.765 bu. July Wheat delivery dropped […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, with Wheat futures rising as diminishing prospects for rain in the southern US plains underpinned prices. Soybean futures fell as the market is pricing in more Soybean acres for the United States this Spring and Summer. The most […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Wednesday with Soybean falling on profit-taking. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 2.5c, or 0.64% to settle at 3.9175 bu. July Wheat delivery went up 7.75c, or 1.61% to close at 4.8925 bu. July Soybean lost […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday, with Corn futures falling despite a government report showed slow planting pace of US Corn. Wheat futures rose on bargain buying with additional support stemming from a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report that showed wheat ratings […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday on massive sell-off triggered by improved weather conditions for Wheat and profit-taking. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 3.75c, or 0.97% to settle at 3.825 bu. May Wheat delivery went down 10.25c, or 2.17% to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed on the week ended 13 April, with the Soybean prices rising by double digits as a result of higher export sales. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 2.25c, or 0.58% weekly, to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday with Soybean rising over better-than-expected export sales. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 1.75c, or 0.45% to settle at 3.8875 bu. May Wheat delivery went down 6.25c, or 1.28% to close at 4.81 bu. May […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday with Wheat and Soybean posting losses after consecutive gains in the past 4 sessions running. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 2.25c at 3.87 bu. May Wheat delivery went down 4.75c, or 0.97% to close […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday with Soybean posting gains for the 4th session running on lowered crop estimates for Argentina and less US ending stocks. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 1.5c at 3.8925 bu. May Wheat delivery went […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Monday with Wheat prices rising almost 4% on cold and snowy weather hit the US plains. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 2.25c, or 0.58% at 3.9075 bu. May Wheat delivery went up 18.5c, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed at the Weekend

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed at the Weekend $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Friday, with Soybean futures rising, on precieved trade tensions between China and the United States. Wheat futures rallied with concerns about cold weather posing threat to winter Wheat in the drought-affected US Plains. Corn futures fell […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Thursday, with Corn, Wheat and Soybean futures all rising over 1%, as trade tension eased and cold temperatures stressed crops in the US Plains. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 8.5c, or 2.23% at 3.895 bu. […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday, with Soybean futures dropping over 2% after China announced potential tariffs on US Soybean, Corn, Beef and other goods. Chicago Corn futures also fell sharply, then recovered a portion of the losses. The most active Corn contract for […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Tuesday, with Wheat futures surging over 2%, led by a spike in hard red winter Wheat prices. Soybean and Corn rebounded from the prior session’s declines on spillover support from Wheat and as cold, wet weather in the […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday, with Soybean futures falling 0.89%, on feared escalating trade tensions between China and the United States. Corn futures marked a 3-week high on the US Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Bullish acreage forecast late last week, but gave back much […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed on the week which ended 29 March, with the Corn and Soybean prices soaring by double digits amid lowered planting expectations. During the shortened trading week due to the Easter holiday, the most active Corn […]

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’ $CNY, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $GLD For the last few years, I have been writing about China’s coming Gold-backed ‘petroyuan’ and that it was imminent, few thought is possible. On 26 March China launch an RMB Yuan-dominated Crude Oil futures contract, it had tried before, but, now the contract has gotten […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday with Wheat prices continuing to fall amid rainfall in the US plains. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 0.5c, or 0.13% to settle at 3.735 bu. May Wheat delivery lost 3.5c, or 0.78% to close […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Tuesday with Wheat futures seeing more than 1% decliner as rain started to fall on the dry US plains. The most active Corn contract for May delivery was Unchanged at 3.74 bu. May Wheat delivery lost 5.25c, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday with soybean futures seeing ups and downs in a choppy session. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 3.25c, or 0.86% to settle at 3.74 bu. May Wheat delivery lost 6c, or 1.30% to close at […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower on the week ended 23 March with Soybean futures falling over 2% on worries about trade tensions between the US and China. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 5.5c weekly, or 1.44%, to 3.7725 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Thursday, with Wheat futures rising as drought conditions are unchanged in US Plains despite early week rainfall in Kansas. Corn futures rose slightly on increased export demand while Soybean ended flat to unchanged. The most active Corn contract for […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Wednesday with Soybean futures rising on concerns about dry weather in Argentina. Corn futures rose slightly on increasing export demand while Wheat futures went up on Short covering. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 0.5c, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday with Wheat and Soybean futures rising, as investors turned to Short covering after Monday’s double-digit loss. Corn futures ended slightly lower as Brazil reported strong export to overseas market. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell […]

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It has been 14 months since the election victory of President Donald Trump on 8 November 2016. The surprising upset of Hillary R. Clinton awakened Americans “animal spirits” on the economy and risk on investments, they are still aroused. The hard data that […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday, with Wheat futures dropping over 3%, as much-needed rain and snow fell in dry areas of the southern US plains. Soybean futures also tumbled as rainfall reached major exporter Argentina’s Soy belt, and Corn followed the week […]

American’s Demand for Gourmet Coffee ‘Higher Than Ever’

American’s Demand for Gourmet Coffee ‘Higher Than Ever’

American’s Demand for Gourmet Coffee ‘Higher Than Ever’ $SJM, $NSRGY The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since Y 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study has revealed. Fully 64% of Americans age 18 or over said […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities ended mixed on the week ended 16 March with the Wheat prices plunging more than 4% on poor export sales and rainfall in the US plains. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 7.75c weekly, or […]

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US employers ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3-M jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years. The Labor Department says the number of job opening soared 645,000 in January, the largest 1-month […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities ended mixed Thursday with Wheat prices falling more than 2% due to less-than-expected export sales. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 2c, or 0.51% to settle at 3.8675 bu. May Wheat delivery lost 10c, or 2.05% to close […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Wednesday morning with Wheat futures experiencing ups and downs. As of 1451 GMT, May Corn was down 0.25c at 3.915 bu, while May Wheat was up 2.25c at 4.8875 bu, and May Soybean down 0.5c at 10.4825 bu. Although […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday with Wheat futures seeing a choppy session. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 1c, or 0.26%, to settle at 3.9175 bu. May Wheat delivery went down 4.25c, or 0.87%, to close at 4.865 bu. […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Monday as futures posted moderate gains after sharp falls in the prior session. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 0.25c, or 0.06% to settle at 3.9075 bu. May Wheat delivery went up 1.5c, or 0.31% to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed on the week, with Wheat and Soybean futures dropping more than 2%, as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) raised domestic Wheat and Soybean stockpiles in its latest monthly crop report. The most active Corn […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, with Corn futures jumping more than 1% as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) lowered US Corn stockpiles in its monthly crop report. CBOT Soybean futures were lower following the mid-day monthly USDA data that predicted larger-than-expected ending […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday, as investors squared positions ahead of a monthly US Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop report due Thursday. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 1c, or 0.26% to close at 3.8725 bu. May Wheat delivery […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday, with Wheat futures falling 0.44% as crop conditions stabilized in the dry US plains growing region. Agriculture analysts said that investors are eyeing the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) monthly report due to be released Thursday. The […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Monday, with Wheat futures rising more than 1% as weather forecasts showed little rain relief for dry Wheat crops in the US Plains or drought-affected grain belts in major exporter Argentina. The most active Corn contract for May delivery […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed Friday $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Friday with Wheat futures sliding 3%+ on profit-taking. The most active Corn contract for May delivery fell 1c, or 0.26% to settle at 3.8525 bu. May Wheat delivery lost 15.5c, or 3.01% to close at 5.00 bu. May Soybean […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Thursday, boosted by weather woes and strong export performance. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 4.25c, or 1.11% to settle at 3.8625 bu. May Wheat delivery surged 20.5c, or 4.14% to close at 5.155 bu. May […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher on weather woes Wednesday with wheat futures gaining nearly 4%. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 2.75c, or 0.73% to settle at 3.82 bu. May Wheat delivery went up 18c, or 3.77% to close at 4.77 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Tuesday morning with deepening drought in Argentina driving up Soybean prices again. As of 1550 GMT, May Corn was up 3 cents at 3.775 bu, while May Wheat was up 5 cents at 4.7775 bu, and May Soybean up […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Monday with Soybean retreating from 1-year highs on profit-taking. The most active Corn contract for May delivery rose 2.75c, or 0.73% to settle at 3.7725 bu. May Wheat delivery went up 8.5c, or 1.83% to close at 4.7275 bu. […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed Friday 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed Friday $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed on the week ended 23 February, with Soybean futures rising on hot and dry weather for major Soybean exporter Argentina. The most active Corn contract for March delivery fell 1.25c weekly, or 0.34%, to 3.6625 bu. March Wheat […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, with Corn and Wheat futures rising in largely technical-driven trading as investors awaited crop supply and demand estimates from US Department of Agriculture(USDA) due early Friday. The most active Corn contract for March delivery added 1c, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Wednesday, with Soybean futures rising on expectations that a drought-reduced crop in Argentina would buoy demand for US supplies. Abundant global supplies and weather improvement in US plains weighed on Wheat futures, while Corn futures rose slightly on […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday, with Soybean futures rising, as market worried about hot and dry weather in Argentina. Sizzling conditions in Argentina since November have prompted agriculture grain traders and analysts to slash harvest estimates, fueling projections that export business could […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Friday as traders managed to lock in profits before the long President’s Day weekend. The most active Corn contract for March delivery edged down 0.25c, or 0.07% to settle at 3.675 bu. March Wheat delivery went down 4c, […]

US Home Construction +9.7% in January

US Home Construction +9.7% in January

US Home Construction +9.7% in January Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7% last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The US Commerce Department says housing starts came in at an annual pace of 1.33-M in January, up from 1.21-M in December […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished  higher Thursday over weather concerns in North and South America. The most active Corn contract for March delivery edged up 0.5c, or 0.14% to settle at 3.6775 bu. March Wheat delivery went up 6c, or 1.32% to close at […]

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