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As I have aged and the girth around my midsection grew I finally decided to get healthy. I wouldn’t really call it a diet but a common sense lifestyle. As folks have noticed and asked how much I have lost and how much more I expect to lose I used the what I like to [...]

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Morning Grains 10/20/14

On October 20, 2014 - 10:38 AM By

DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 536,192 lots, or 23.48 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Nov-14 4,300 4,302 4,300 4,302 4,310 4,301 -9 12 18 Jan-15 4,446 4,449 4,377 4,437 4,453 4,412 -41 335,924 374,856 Mar-15 4,377 4,408 4,355 4,408 4,443 [...]

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Morning Softs 10/20/14

On October 20, 2014 - 10:28 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Futures closed mixed on Friday, with December a little lower. The weather is much improved as most US production areas are now dry and harvesting should be very active. USDA should show rather slow harvest progress tonight, but progress should really improve with the better weather. Very little Cotton is available to [...]

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In the overnight electronic session the December Corn is currently trading at 343 ¼ which is 4 ¾ cents lower. The trading range has been 346 ¾ to 343 ¼ so far. The market is showing seasonable weakness and we could see the floor fall out and see a heavy break to the downside. On [...]

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Deflation Nation. The Energy Report 10/20/14

On October 20, 2014 - 8:03 AM By

Falling oil prices are a double edged sword. On one hand they reflect the positive impact from rising U.S. oil production and provide an economic stimulus shot. On the other hand they reflect a struggling global economy that is seeing falling demand as well as falling confidence. As deflation and stagnation pressures mount the ECB acts [...]

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Janet Yellen, current head duck at the Fed, spoke up today at a conference on “Economic Inequality” at the Boston branch of the central bank. She’s concerned about rising economic inequality in the United States. I am concerned too, that I am not in the top 1%. To be fair, Janet Yellen has accepted a [...]

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In the overnight electronic session the November Natural Gas is currently trading at 3.765 which is .31 cents lower. The trading range has been 3.817 to 3.760 so far. Hurricane Gonzalo now a Category 4 is no longer a threat to Henry- Hub as the storm is tracked moving up the eastern seaboard traveling north-northwest [...]

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Fed Flop. The Energy Report 10/17/14

On October 17, 2014 - 8:24 AM By

The Federal Reserve may be flip-flopping its position on ending its bond buying program almost on a daily basis. On Wednesday when the market was tanking, the VIX was flying and treasury yields going to oblivion. The market seemed to be demanding more QE as the world sank deeper into a deflationary spiral. Then Fed [...]

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Morning Softs 10/16/14

On October 16, 2014 - 8:57 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Futures closed lower as drier weather returned to Texas and Delta production areas. There were big rains that could have damaged Cotton in open bolls, and most bolls are coming open. USDA showed that overall crop progress remains just behind normal and that condition showed marginal improvement last week. Very little Cotton [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 21 higher at 145’02, 10 Yr. Notes 9 higher at 128’27 and 5 Yr. notes 2.5 higher 120’25.5. Yesterday was the most volatile day in recent history as the yield on the 30 Yr. Bond dropped temporarily below 3.00% and yield on the 10 Yr. dropped below 2.00% (the low [...]

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Algorithms and High Frequency Trading be dammed! Once again Free Markets for Free Men once again proved a fair and open market will always succeed! In the overnight electronic session the Corn is trading lower while Soybeans are trading higher and Wheat is lagging at the moment. There is buying interest in one of the [...]

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The Dow was down over 400 points and oil prices were tanking as data in the U.S. seemed to suggest that deflation was spreading faster than Ebola. With OPEC flooding the market with oil and a weak Producer Price Index that came in an a -0.1% and a sharp drop in the New York manufacturing [...]

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