Posts by: Bill Moore

AGMASTER 02/22/18

On February 22, 2018 - 9:15 AM By

In the past 6 trading days, Mar Beans have exploded for a 60 cent gain (low to high) Making new contract highs along the way! The main catalyst has been Argentina weather – Too dry & too hot – which has steadily ratcheted down the crop estimate of Argentine Beans. This sudden upside move is […]

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AgMaster Report 12/18/17

On December 18, 2017 - 2:45 PM By

JAN SOYBEANS Early Dec, Jan Beans posted new Fall highs at 1015 off fears that dryness in Argentina & S Brazil would reduce their production.  But subsequent rains in S/A altered the landscape – igniting a 50-cent correction- 20 cents of which happened this week!  Also fueling the break was the Dec USDA Report – […]

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AgMaster Report 12/11/17

On December 11, 2017 - 2:36 PM By

JAN SOYBEANS Stellar exports & dryness in Argentina & S Brazil drove Jan Beans to 4 ½ month highs early Tues but once again, the mkt failed to hold gains over $10 – retreating late week for a 989-weekly close!  While the mkt was only 5 cents lower for the wk, it was a sizeable […]

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AgMaster Report 12/05/17

On December 5, 2017 - 2:34 PM By

JAN SOYBEANS Since early Oct, Jan Beans have been range bound (965-1010) with robust Chinese demand & a lower US Dollar doing battle with the US harvest & early S/A growing weather!  But now with the US Harvest in the rear-view mirror, the mkt was able to push to the top of the range off […]

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AgMaster Report 11/15/17

On November 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM By

Written 11/13/17) JAN SOYBEANS The trade eagerly awaited the 11/9 USDA Report & were greeted with a bearish surprise – especially for corn – where both total production & yield came out over the expected ranges!  It appears that seed genetics baled the mkt out – after a rough weather start!  Going forward, South America […]

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AgMaster Report 11/01/17

On November 1, 2017 - 3:43 PM By

NOV SOYBEANS Bean harvest is all but over at 83% done (avg – 84).  This validates the Aug 16  low at 921 as the official HARVEST LOW!  Since that low was made, the mkt has sideways  traded its way higher – currently sitting 50 cents off its low!  “Crop Concerns” will shift from the US […]

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AgMaster Report 10/26/17

On October 26, 2017 - 11:18 AM By

Written 10/26/17 NOV SOYBEANS Sterling exports have been doing battle with the harvest pressure of the US’s biggest ever bean crop (4.4 – 4.5 BB) – which has produced a sideways trade since mid-Aug – albeit with an upward bias!  With the harvest almost ¾ done, the “old wives tale” says the lows are in!  […]

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AgMaster Report 10/19/17

On October 19, 2017 - 2:13 PM By

NOV SOYBEANS Since Labor Day, Nov Beans have languished in a 50-cent range (940-985) – with offsetting fundamentals keeping it under wraps! (HARVEST, EXPORTS, SOUTH AMERICA, US DOLLAR, USDA REPORTS) – that is until last Thur when a basically neutral USDA crop report ignited the mkt upside & to its highest close since early August! […]

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AgMaster Report 10/05/17

On October 5, 2017 - 3:27 PM By

NOV SOYBEANS The last two days, the action in Nov Beans has epitomized the Trading-range nature of the contract thru Sept!  On Friday, the USDA issued a friendly Qtly Stocks Report that moved Nov Beans to mid-range, but then today, heavy harvest pressure took away all those gains! FACTORS IMPACTING THE MKT EXPORTS – Mon […]

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AgMaster Report 8/28/17

On August 28, 2017 - 10:33 AM By

Written 8/25/17 NOV SOYBEANS Contrary to what we’ve heard from producers & observed in the Dakotas, the USDA 2 weeks ago Thur issued a very bearish report- raising the production to 4.381 BB – over last year’s record 4.307BB!  Many are suspect of these high-ball #’s but you can’t fight city hall.  Our feeling is […]

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