Opalesque Futures Briefing » Grains/Agriculture http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Funds cut bullish wagers on agricultural commodities to the lowest http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10617 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10617#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:33:32 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10617 Hedge Funds Cut Bullish Crop Bets to Lowest Since January. Hedge funds cut bullish wagers on agricultural commodities to the lowest since January before the U.S. forecast rising grain supplies and sent wheat, corn and soybean prices to four-year lows.
Money managers lowered their net-long position on crops from coffee to wheat in 10 of the past 11 weeks, U.S. government…

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Food Bets Dwindle as El Niño Disappears http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10452 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10452#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 01:40:25 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10452 Fears of a return of the weather phenomenon El Niño have cooled, spurring investors to withdraw bullish bets on food and other staples. Palm oil prices have dropped 22% since hitting an 18-month high in March as a dry spell in Southeast Asia, together with El Niño fears, raised hopes that demand would outstrip supply. But El Nino, which had…

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No Grain. No Gain: Commodity Won’t Stop Dropping http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10375 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10375#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:01:32 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10375 We’ve sort of been sitting on this one, not wanting to jinx it… but we can’t keep it in any longer – the grain markets are in one beauty of a down trend. It started back in May in Corn and Wheat, as short signals started to get triggered and we hoped it would be the start of a months…

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Agricultural, energy funds lead commodities pack http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8207 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8207#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 04:54:39 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8207 The rising price of corn, soybean and wheat, which was triggered by last summer’s drought in the U.S. Midwest, helped BMO Agriculture Commodities exchange-traded fund gain nearly 6 per cent. (This ETF also tracks futures contracts of commodities like cocoa, coffee, sugar and cotton.)
“The dry and scorching weather between late June and August of last year severely limited crop…

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Futures market promises farmers stable product prices http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8053 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8053#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 04:01:40 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8053 The capital markets regulator has appointed a consultant to set up a futures exchange market, bringing the promise to offer farmers stable commodity prices and a ready market for their produce closer.
Futures exchange markets have helped reduce the volatility of commodities such as cereals, oil, and minerals by giving traders a centralised view of the demand and supply situation…

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China to drive farm commodities for next decade http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=7833 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=7833#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:49:08 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=7833 China’s continued influence on agricultural commodity demand and global economic growth, along with increasing weather extremes, stand out as key issues for North American food, beverage and agribusiness in 2013, a recent poll of Rabobank clients shows.
The poll of over 350 executives from leading companies in the North American food, beverage and agribusiness industry was conducted at Rabobank’s recent…

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Managed funds go longer in corn http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=7140 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=7140#comments Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:34:46 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=7140 Money managers increased their length in Chicago Board of Trade corn futures and options, as traders factor in tighter supply forecasts after a historic drought-ravaged U.S. summer crops, government data showed Friday.
Managed funds, including hedge funds, were net long 303,178 corn contracts, up 6% from the prior week, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The net position…

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Speculators ‘miss’ grains rally, and fluff cotton http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6784 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6784#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:21:16 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6784 Speculators “missed the rally” in grains, adding in only relatively small amounts of bets on price gains ahead of US weather scare, and found themselves comprehensively wrong-footed by cotton too.
Managed money, a proxy for speculators, still had, as of Tuesday, a net short in Chicago wheat futures and options - meaning short holdings, which profit when prices fall, outnumbered…

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Investment niche expands in agricultural commods http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6262 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6262#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:11:22 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6262 Prospects for profits tied to increasing food production are driving a proliferation of new niche investment vehicles focused on agriculture. Agricultural commodities exchange traded funds (ETF) are on the rise, with 11 new funds added last year alone.
While the total value of assets under management in these agriculture-focused funds has remained fairly steady over the last few years at between…

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Money managers go ‘long’ corn http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6052 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6052#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:13:34 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6052 Money managers piled on long positions in Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures amid worries about South American crops, according to government data Friday. Large managed funds, including hedge funds, were net-long 210,084 CBOT corn contracts in the week ended Feb. 7, an increase of 10.5% from the prior week, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
The net…

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