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Cocoa (CC) rallied another 1% plus yesterday gaining momentum on the break above descending wedge resistance (on the daily chart) Wednesday. Significantly, CC is forming its first green weekly candle in 6 weeks, and appears to have found support at the March low and is unlikely to retest the... (full story)

Our research suggests that given current global market factors, we are looking at a very narrow pricing structure... (full story)

Netflix shows an incomplete bearish sequence favoring more downside while rally fails below Aug 9 high in 3, 7, 11 swing. (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the biopharmaceutical company Cytokinetics (CYTK). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocksfirst by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature t... (full story)

GBPUSD bullish strength leaves risk towards 1.2381 level following its rally on Thursday. (full story)

Silver - What's Up.... Fundamentals, Technicals and actionable Bias/Levels (full story)

Iowa again reigns “King Corn.” After falling behind Illinois in 2018, the Hawkeye State’s corn yields prove dominant over all previous 2019 Pro Farmer Crop Tour state estimates. Iowa soybean pod counts take second, just below Nebraska’s, but still... (full story)

Fed Chair Powell speaks tomorrow morning at Jackson Hole. Todays currency market was quiet as traders ready for the impact of his comments. Lets take a look at the landscape ahead of his speech; Dollar, Euro, Yen, Aussie and Canadian. (full story)

Summary The United States is in the thralls of summer, and with that can come heat, flash droughts, and occasional, if not frequent, thunderstorm activity. Several areas of the U.S. […] (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)

The rice market has quieted down over the past week from a marketing standpoint although growers across the rice production regions have continued to work to gather the new crop […] (full story)

Hidden in the stubble of 2019’s wheat harvest, wheat curl mites are moving to find sprouting volunteer wheat seedlings to inhabit and continue the life cycle of wheat streak mosaic […] (full story)

Though early April is the ideal planting window for U. S. hard red spring (HRS) wheat, saturated fields and cold soil temperatures kept many farmers out of their fields until […] (full story)

Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Total downbound barge traffic through the locking system of the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers has decreased the last three weeks. Water levels have […] (full story)

(Bloomberg) -- Top Trump administration officials met Thursday to consider options for quelling a backlash in politically important farm states over recent biofuel policy moves, including revoking waivers given to some oil refineries from... (full story)

It has become very apparent that the Palmer amaranth control in Xtend cotton and soybeans has not been nearly as good as in previous years. (full story)

Numerous produce industry and other groups have issued statements in the wake of a new agreement setting floor prices for Mexican tomatoes sent to the U.S. The agreement between the Commerce Department and Mexican tomato growers was made late Aug.... (full story)

This year the FACTS project is providing a suite of regional scale maps to assist decision making. The data provided is based on APSIM model simulations which are driven by […] (full story)

The Trump administration is receiving a significant amount of backlash over EPA’s recent decision to grant 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs). As a result, President Donald Trump is expected to meet with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and... (full story)

The Minnesota crop looks average, at best, according to Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour western leg lead Jeff Wilson. On his 11 stops today, he didn’t see a single corn field over 200 bu. per acre and soybeans failed to impress, too. “They’re average... (full story)

The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour is wrapping up the week with its last stop in Rochester, Minnesota. AgDay Betsy Jibben traveled with scouts through Martin and Watonwan counties. (full story)

As analyst toured parts of eastern Iowa and southern Minnesota on the final leg of the 2019 Pro Farmer Crop Tour, a wide array of yield results were reported from the fields. Stretches of Iowa proved to promise decent results while counties in ... (full story)

What counties have you sampled from? Iowa: Iowa (6), Benton (6), Buchanan (3), Fayette (3) and Chickasaw (3) Corn yield range/average: 130-188.8 bu. per acre; average of 161 bu. per acre Soybean pod count range/average (in a 3’x3’... (full story)

The The University of Georgia will host its annual Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day on September 4 at the university’s Tifton campus. Members of the UGA cotton and peanut […] (full story)

The National Agricultural Statistics Survey Chief, Lance Honig, sat down with AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben to address some farmer debate. NASS (a division of USDA) releases the August Crop Production report which is receiving some pushback... (full story)

Futures Trading Levels for August 23rd, 2019 (full story)

For years, Germany has been a global pork leader and is currently the world’s second-largest pork exporter after the United States. But the latest USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report says domestic... (full story)

Stay short (full story)

A Cole County, Missouri judge has placed a restraining order on Senate Bill 391 that prevents counties from imposing stricter regulations on large livestock farms than the state regulations, according to the Missourian . The bill, signed by... (full story)

Chart Structure Is Excellent (full story)

Hi All! Thought you might enjoy the pilot episode of, Drawing Inspiration, a family friendly TV show my creative partner and I have been working on for several years which focuses on creativity, innovation, inspiration and of course, humor. And yes,... (full story)

Each night of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, scout sample data is compiled and released. While the data is an extremely accurate representation of what scouts saw in the field for that day, it will not be exactly the same as the official Pro... (full story)

Green snap, tipback and immature plants seem to be the common theme as the 2019 Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts hit the fields in parts of Minnesota and Iowa this morning. Will this trend continue throughout the day? Follow along by searching  #PFtour19... (full story)

Stocks are bouncing back from session lows. What caused the volatility across the board in ES, NQ, Crude and Gold and what are the levels to trade? (full story)

The 2019 Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole has begun! On Friday, well hear Jerome Powell discuss the latest monetary policy shifts. How will it affect the gold market? (full story)

As the scouts on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour make their way through eastern Iowa and head for tonight’s final event in Rochester, Minn., they expect to see good looking crops.  “There are pockets that had some rough... (full story)

Market news this morning is limited to two stories; The ProFarmer crop tour and weekly export sales. The first has provided us another bit of market positive news while the second, with the exception of wheat, not so much. Before we look at the day-3 tour results... (full story)

As scouts trek north through Minnesota, they’re seeing sure-signs of stress in corn stands. The typically lush, productive area of southern Minnesota looks like it will be a far cry from record-breaking, and perhaps even ‘normal,’ yields. “I’m... (full story)

Market news this morning is limited to two stories; The ProFarmer crop tour and weekly export sales.  The first has provided us another bit of market positive news while the second, with the exception of wheat, not so much.   ... (full story)

Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 26 points lower at 164’00, 10 Yr. Notes 9 lower at 130’08.0 and the 5 Yr. Note ’05.5 lower at [...] (full story)

The relief of reaching a new  tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings from importers over the effect of a provision calling for mandatory inspections at the border. While... (full story)

The Fed wants a tad more inflation which means... (full story)

Are grains forming a double bottom? (full story)

Nearly 100,000 pigs will be culled after an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak was detected at one of Ukraine's biggest pig farms, the Ukrainian state food safety service said on Wednesday.  This outbreak affects 1.6% of Ukraine's pig herd and... (full story)

We kickoff the day with Export Sales and Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. followed by EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and Cold Storage at [...] (full story)

Bond, Eurodollar and gold futures all lower post FOMC Minutes. USDJPY back at yesterdays session highs. Germany reports better headline Manufacturing PMI for August, but report shows weak internals. EURUSD whipsaws above and below 1.1090s... (full story)

Bears have solid overall near-term chart advantage as price downtrend remains in place. New lows appear likely in the near term. (full story)

ES, NQ, Crude, Gold. Actionable research out early each morning to brokerage clients with full technicals. (full story)

The Fed minutes show the Fed is all mixed up. Some Fed members wanted a 50-basis point rate cut. Other fed members wanted no cut [...] (full story)

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