Markets
PM markets: corn, soy gain, amid talk of shift in money flow
Is a shipping rate revival a bullish sign for commodity markets? There is some talk of macro reasons behind price rises in Chicago. But softs soften
AM markets: grains gain. Corn fights to avoid chart blot
Grain futures head firm into the close of the week - Australian wheat futures prove particularly strong. Can corn avoid marring its chart?
Weekly grain and oilseeds market view from Europe
La Nina on its way?... UK to be net wheat importer again... Gasc wheat tender results... rapeseed prices as sowings progress...
PM markets: rouble gains help wheat sidestep US export data
Wheat futures gain, despite soft US export sales, and ideas of aid to Russian exports. By contrast, strong export data fail to boost soybeans, cotton
AM markets: dollar rally founders, to relief of ag bulls
... not that grain futures race away, despite the risk easing of dollar assets losing export competitiveness. In cotton, should prices start with a 5?
PM markets: sugar, wheat futures lead ag market rebound
Ags reverse their gloom of the last session, helped by themes such as weather worries, concerns over sowings, and of weak values deterring investment
AM markets: wheat prices gain, amid hopes lows have been set
... and despite fresh evidence of Russia's huge crop. But for corn and soybeans, there is talk of mounting harvest pressure on values. What of demand?
PM markets: coffee futures tumble as Brazil rain hopes rise
... with sugar futures plunging even further, for a mix of reasons. Chicago corn futures return close to contract lows, but soy, wheat prove steadier
AM markets: grain prices revive. But what of Egypt tender?
Wheat leads a modest recovery in grain futures, helped by a somewhat slow start to US winter sowings, and an Egyptian tender. Cotton nudges higher
PM markets: export hopes protect soybeans from ag sell-off
... while cotton and orange juice gain on what appears initial worries over another hurricane hitting the Caribbean. Harvest pressure tells on corn
AM markets: three weather worries for ag markets
... one potential, one nascent and one very much live. The nascent one helps gains in soy futures, while the live one lifts Aussie wheat prices anew
PM markets: wheat gains, amid fresh Australia frost fears
... but the strength fails to feed through to soybeans, despite some cause for buying. Indeed, soybeans underperform corn for once. Cotton eases
AM markets: soybean futures ease, despite La Nina caution
Markets have a bit of a pre-weekend feel, with a broadly positive trend undermined by profit-taking. Corn, soy ease despite Brazil dryness concerns