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By Mark Shenk | Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate and Brent crudes advanced after Chinese economic growth exceeded analysts’ estimates, signaling stronger fuel demand in the world’s second-biggest oil consuming country. Futures rose as much as 1.6 percent in New York and 1.3 percent in London. China’s gross domestic product rose 7.3 percent in the July-September [...]

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Morning Grains 10/21/14

On October 21, 2014 - 10:24 AM By

DJ China Dalian Grain Futures Closing Prices, Volume Soybean No. 1 Turnover: 411,242 lots, or 18.26 billion yuan Open High Low Close Prev. Settle Ch. Vol Open Settle Interest Nov-14 – – – 4,301 4,301 4,301 0 0 18 Jan-15 4,448 4,498 4,437 4,477 4,412 4,476 64 276,024 367,810 Mar-15 – – – 4,441 4,378 [...]

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Morning Softs 10/21/14

On October 21, 2014 - 10:21 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Futures closed mixed again yesterday, with December a little lower on ideas of good harvest progress and little export demand. The weather is much improved as most US production areas are now dry and harvesting should be very active. USDA showed good progress, and the harvest  is ahead of last year and [...]

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By Ellis Hensley | Brent crude oil prices fell lower than $86 a barrel on Monday, which is a good sign for consumers, but bad for oil companies. In fact, production has been so good during the high-priced summer that now there is far more oil than there is demand for it. As consumers approach [...]

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Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 13 lower at 142’22, 10 Yr. Notes 7 lower at 127’19 and the 5 Yr. Note 4 lower at 120’07. These markets have set back from last weeks lofty numbers as equities have had a near 50% correction to the upside from their recent lows due to some surprisingly good [...]

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The markets were looking for a path to follow in yesterday’s action and came to the conclusion that there is no direction whatsoever. European economic woes continue to mount and we are running out of safety blankets to soften the blow of the fall we are experiencing. In the overnight electronic session we have a [...]

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Lift the Ban. The Energy Report 10/21/14

On October 21, 2014 - 7:51 AM By

It is time to lift the oil export ban. The boom in U.S. oil production has to change the mindset about our energy policy to better reflect the realities of today instead of the fears of the past. After the Arab oil embargo in the 1970’s America was faced with tough choices and there was [...]

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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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