Daniel Flynn - The PRICE Futures Group - 25 mins ago
Happy 4th of July weekend. We celebrate Independence when a Great Nation was formed. Where no adversary has no weapon more formidable than the ingenuity of Free minds of Men & Women. I love this country. Another crisis over Brexit with Deutsche Bank failing the FED’s stress test for the... (full story)
Phil Flynn - The PRICE Futures Group - 26 mins ago
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, markets shoot into the air like fireworks or fall like a dud. Natural gas provided traders with fireworks while crude oil was more like a dud as the... (full story)
Jack Scoville - The PRICE Futures Group - 37 mins ago
COTTON General Comments: Cotton futures closed lower as USDA estimated planted area much higher tan trade expectations. Total planted area was estimated at 10.023 million acres. Analysts looked for USDA to estimate Cotton planted area at about 9.541 million acres. Price Group estimates planted... (full story)
The poor corn market has been hit with a double dose of bad news over the past week, and any bulls that had been remaining were probably ordering a double last night as they tried to numb the pain just a bit. As I suspect you are aware, once again the USDA surprised the industry in both the grain... (full story)
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