By Mark Shenk  | Apr 16, 2014 | Bloomberg Futures rose 0.2 percent in London. Ukraine accused Russia of fueling terrorism in its eastern regions as a move against separatists in the town of Kramatorsk stalled and NATO bolstered the defense of nearby nations. U.S. supplies increased 10 million barrels last week, according to Energy Information [...]

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By Timothy Puko | Wall Street Journal NEW YORK–Natural-gas futures eased Wednesday as traders awaited more data to gauge how quickly producers can replenish stockpiles that are at an 11-year low. Natural gas for May delivery fell 1 cent, or 0.2%, to $4.557 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The [...]

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Morning Grains 4/16/14

On April 16, 2014 - 10:06 AM By

DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 107,766 lots, or 4.70 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest May-14 4,755 4,758 4,752 4,758 4,753 4,756 3 3,224 23,324 Jul-14 4,663 4,663 4,528 4,528 4,534 4,595 61 4 20 Sep-14 4,381 4,386 4,354 4,371 4,359 [...]

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Morning Softs 4/16/14

On April 16, 2014 - 9:34 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Futures were lower, but held the recent trading range. The price action overall has not been real strong, and some traders think a major top is being built. Ideas of short domestic supplies available to the market supported nearby months. Demand is a problem as the market as China keeps moving to [...]

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The Nemenoff Report 4/16/14

On April 16, 2014 - 9:30 AM By

Financials:June Bonds are currently 12 lower at 134’12 and the 10 Yr. Notes4 lower at 124’15. We remain spread long 10 Yr. /short Bonds spread is currently at 9’30 premium the Bonds putting us at a loss of $1400+. We remain short Dec. 2014 and March 2015 Eurodollars. Since my last “Report”, Apr. 9th, these [...]

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The Corn & Ethanol Report 4/16/14

On April 16, 2014 - 7:54 AM By

 Good Morning! In the overnight electronic session the May Corn is currently trading at 501 ¼ which is 2 ½ cents lower. The trading range has been 504 to 500 ¾ so far. The Grain complex rallied on rumors that the Russian’s invaded the Ukraine and the Corn market did not follow the Wheat and [...]

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The Energy Report 4/16/14

On April 16, 2014 - 7:52 AM By

China Blues! China’s GDP hit the lowest level in almost the third of 2012 yet was actually in line with market expectations give or take. The slowdown in China has taken its toll on precious metals yet oil is still strong on geo-political risk. Fear that Ukraine could erupt into civil war is overshadowing a [...]

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The Windy City Trader 4/15/14

On April 15, 2014 - 11:51 AM By

Hello Fellow Traders, Happy Tax Day everyone. I never thought I would use happy and tax day in the same sentence. Let’s see now, I can hold on to my money for another 13 hours or so then give it to Uncle Sam to waste it as he sees fit. This Week’s Commentary Metals: Gold [...]

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By Moming Zhou | Bloomberg Brent crude dropped from a five-week high as Libya’s National Oil Corp. prepared to resume exports from its Hariga terminal. West Texas Intermediate slipped below $104 on U.S. inventory forecasts. Brent’s premium to WTI shrank. A tanker will arrive at the port in eastern Libya today to load 1 million [...]

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By Christian Berthelsen | The Wall Street Journal Crude-oil prices fell Tuesday on concerns that Chinese energy demand could wane following recent data and as diplomatic talks about Ukraine eased worries about possible supply disruptions. Light, sweet crude for May delivery was down 12 cents, or 0.1%, to $103.93 a barrel on the New York [...]

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Morning Grains 4/15/14

On April 15, 2014 - 10:15 AM By

Crop Progress Date 13-Apr 6-Apr 2013 Avg Cotton Planted 8 6 8 9 Corn Planted 3 2 6 Rice Planted 25 15 22 31 Rice Emerged 9 12 12 Sorghum Planted 20 11 23 21 Sugarbeets Planted 5 12 Oats Planted 9 38 47 Winter Wheat Headed 5 4 Spring Wheat Planted 6 5 Barley [...]

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Morning Softs 4/15/14

On April 15, 2014 - 10:10 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Futures were higher in nearby months, but lower in deferred months. The price action overall has not been real strong, but Bulls seem unwilling to give up. Ideas of short domestic supplies available to the market supported nearby months. Demand is a problem as the market has seen selling due to reduced [...]

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