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Nikkei has reached 100% extreme area from December 2019 high and may see support and larger bounce soon.This article looks at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)

The Nasdaq100 (NQ) slid almost 4% yesterday, breaking below upchannel support (on the daily and weekly chart). Significantly, although odds are fairly good for NQ to reclaim this upchannel support in the next few days, any clawing back above upchannel support will likely be shortlived. (full story)

The cumulative 2020 earnings power of these 23 stocks is up by .34% in the last 60 days. (full story)

The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)

Lean hog futures never rallied back from early losses and closed the first trade day of the week $1.90 to $2.40 lower. The 02/20 CME Lean Hog Index was 11 cents higher to $55.87. USDA released the monthly Cold Storage report with data from Jan 31st, ... (full story)

Front month bean futures fell sharply to start the new week, closing with losses of 15 to 16 1/2 cents at midday. Soybean meal futures closed with losses also, finishing Monday’s trading $3.00/ton lower. Soybean oil closed with 112-point losses. Th... (full story)

April live cattle futures stayed limit down, while the other front months ended with $2.72 to $2.90 losses. Traders were concerned about potential declines in export demand. Feeder cattle futures ended limit down, save for March feeders that closed $... (full story)

The wheat market was down early and never came back. Chicago wheat futures were 14 3/4 to 17 1/4 lower in the front months for Monday’s close. Kansas City wheat futures ended the day 15 3/4 to 16 1/4 cents lower. MPLS HRS wheat futures ended the s... (full story)

Corn futures came back from midday lows, but still ended the session with 4 to 4 3/4 cent losses in the front months. Dec corn reached a new life of contract low on Monday of $3.80 1/2. Money fled most commodity and equity assets today as the COVID-1... (full story)

Corn futures came back from midday lows, but still ended the session with 4 to 4 3/4 cent losses in the front months. Dec corn reached a new life of contract low on Monday of $3.80 1/2. Money fled most commodity and equity assets today as the COVID-1... (full story)

Cotton futures ended Monday’s sell off with a late rally to mitigate losses. Losses at the settle were limited to 140 points in March contracts. Ag commodities and the stock market futures are down sharply as the COVID-19 virus spreads in Iran, Sou... (full story)

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Stock Market has GAPPED DOWN! HUGE BEAR SIGNAL! (full story)

Soybeans were sharply lower on fund and technical selling, closing near the lowest levels in several months. Commodities and the broader market responded to the spread of coronavirus in China and other countries, with new reports of outbreaks in... (full story)

Planting Date Optimum corn planting time in North Florida is different for irrigated versus non-irrigated corn.  Irrigated corn should be planted in the month of March, and preferably early March, […] (full story)

Cattle limit down (full story)

A market analyst sees some parallels between the coronavirus outbreak and the SARS epidemic of 2003. Elaine Kub says in both instances global GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, was stunted. “And now China is a much larger proportion of the... (full story)

The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released 2019 county yields for corn and soybeans on February 20, allowing for more reliable estimates of Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level […] (full story)

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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with losses of 3-1/2 to 4-3/4 cents, as Mar lead today’s losses, closing at 3.72-1/4, its lowest close since September. Today’s low in Mar corn was 3.70, and this compares to the Mar low of 3.65-3/4. However... (full story)

Following this month’s release of the USDA’s Long-Term Projections, on Thursday, the Department released its quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.  This update provided an overview of agricultural trade based on the […] (full story)

Quick update on a busy Monday (full story)

Coming off of better than expected milk prices to close out 2019, the momentum has swung the other direction. So, how much downside risk is left? University of Missouri economist Scott Brown says since prices already moved lower, some of the downside... (full story)

American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people. Looks like they’ll have to wait. Talks between the Trump... (full story)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were sharply lower on spillover from the broader market and the U.S. lifting its’ ban on imports of beef from Brazil. February was down $2.72 at $117 and April was $3.00 lower at $115.25. ... (full story)

The USDA says January 2020 poultry production was 4.525 billion pounds, up 6% from January 2019. Chicken accounted for 3.997 billion pounds, with turkey at 514.941 million and duck at 13.018 million pounds. The chicken slaughter was 4% higher at... (full story)

E-mini Nasdaq Daily Chart & Trading Levels 2.25.2020 (full story)

Mar. corn closed at $3.72 and 1/4, down 4 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $8.74 and 1/4, down 16 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $286.10, down $3.10 Mar. soybean oil closed at 29.49, down 115 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.36 and 1/4,... (full story)

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Old crop corn basis and futures spreads continue to signal a smaller crop scenario than the price levels in the futures market suggest.  Futures price levels reflect the uncertainty associated […] (full story)

Good Export Inspections Stave Off Larger Losses (full story)

The USDA says the amount of pork in cold storage at the end of January was nearly a monthly record. The domestic supply was 625.188 million pounds, up 11% on the year and just short of the all-time high set in January 2016. Pork production has been... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile started the week lower with limited cash news. February Class III milk unchanged at $17.01.  March down two cents at $16.62.  April nine cents lower at $16.47.  May down 12 cents at... (full story)

Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will speak to Michigan Farm Bureau members in Lansing Tuesday. Michigan Farm Bureau President Carl Bednarski says their Lansing Legislative Seminar typically has a state-focus, but... (full story)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the Beef Quality Assurance Program is bringing more value to producers.  Chase DeCoite Chase DeCoite with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association tells Brownfield he often gets... (full story)

A director of one of Michigan State University’s research centers says the state is well positioned to become a leader in national hemp production. James DeDecker tells Brownfield Michigan’s diverse crop landscape, experience with cannabis and... (full story)

Here is this month’s issue of AgFax Weed Solutions, sponsored by Nufarm’s Midwestern and Southern teams. Editor: Owen Taylor Web Editor: Ernst Undesser We’re back for 2020! Here is this […] (full story)

A lack of detail in the Phase One trade deal with China has left USDA analysts without much to work with in the way of ag trade estimates for the year ahead. Sharon Raszap says they know what they don’t know… “It didn’t specify the timing that... (full story)

Another plant-based protein product will hit the market in April.  Cargill announced they will offer a private-label patty and ground product to foodservice and retail outlets, allowing them to capture a share of the alternative protein market. ... (full story)

U.S. beef producers are not pleased with the USDA’s decision to allow imports of Brazilian beef. Shortly after the USDA made the decision to allow Brazilian beef imports Friday, the major U.S. cattle organizations spoke out against it.  ... (full story)

By Chad Berentschot, Pipestone System  It’s time to start a new group of pigs. If you want to have your best closeout possible, get your weaned pigs off to a good start.  This starts long before the pigs arrive at your barn. Your journey begins... (full story)

Coronavirus continues to be a black swan hitting the markets, with both the stock market and commodity market getting hit hard on Monday. The Dow was on pace to have its worst day in two years.The number of cases outside of China shot up over the... (full story)

In spite of the market sell off the energy and utility company Avangrid (AGR) hit a New All-Time High and is the Barchart Chart of the Day. I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list by the highest technical buy signals, the... (full story)

DJ Summary for February USDA Monthly Cattle on Feed Data Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly cattle-on-feed report, released at 3:00 p.m. [...] (full story)

Among the negative vibes in farming, it’s difficult to keep a macro perspective. The chart abovekeeps me focused on the big picture. The Nasdaq is a compilation of companies that benefit from economic stimulus and provide job growth. The stock... (full story)

Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. The big features to start the week will be the digestion of last week’s activity and the distribution of this week’s new showlist. Last week’s business was mostly at $119 to $120 on the live... (full story)

Food brings everyone together, whether you are 10 or 80, enjoying a meal together is plain fun. Not only is pork tasty, but it’s nutritious, too.  “Pork is a user-friendly protein that absorbs flavor well. Almost any method of cooking can be used... (full story)

Live cattle futures were down limit early, with some bounce in the Feb contract. Potential loss of export demand is the concern. Feeder cattle futures were also limit down in some contracts. March and April futures are down $4.12 and $4.42 respect... (full story)

Corn futures are down at midday, with losses of as much as 6 1/4 cents in the front months. Money is fleeing most commodity and equity assets today as the COVID-19 virus spread into South Korea, Iran and Italy in a big way. Export inspections for the... (full story)

Corn futures are down at midday, with losses of as much as 6 1/4 cents in the front months. Money is fleeing most commodity and equity assets today as the COVID-19 virus spread into South Korea, Iran and Italy in a big way. Export inspections for the... (full story)

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