As a reader of TWIG, I hope you have come to understand my major objective to inspire ideas so you can hedge or trade these grains markets on your terms. Lately, I have been asked by producers why it would make sense to re-own. Today, I am going to step out of my bear costume and put on my bulls jersey. Maybe I can inspire an idea or two to get you involved.
The Cullen Outlook is for those wishing to follow the moves of a technical futures trader. Look over Brian Cullen’s shoulder and see how he approaches the futures markets. In this day and age, information is very easy to come by. But how much of it is worth the time to read? In addition, once you have it, how do you use it? Armed with The Cullen Outlook, you will make informed decisions and take action with confidence.
Soybean Meal is produced through processing and separating Soybeans into oil and meal components. By weight, Soybean Meal accounts for about 35% of the weight of raw Soybeans (at 13% moisture). If the Soybeans are of particularly good quality, then the processor can get more meal weight by including more hulls in the meal while still meeting the 48% protein minimum.
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When talking about Wheat futures, it is important to understand that there are three distinct contracts. Not only are the three contracts based on different Wheat products, but each trade at three different exchanges. It’s important to be aware of the contract differences as the price patterns may also differ.
Since 2007, when the Chicago Board of Trade introduced mini-sized agricultural contracts, the products have become more attractive to traders since inception, as witnessed by the increase in trading volume. While the mini-corn, mini-wheat, and mini-soybean futures contracts mirror their respective standard contract brethren, there are some nuances to consider while trading: Margin Requirements, Price Differential, Trading Volume and Open Interest and Trading Hours.
Doji bars are one of the single most useful single bar patterns that any trader can identify. They can be used for entries, exits, or to determine position bias. “Doji” is a term used by Japanese candlestick chartists that refer to a bar where the open and close of a bar are in close approximation to each other.
In my opinion, George Douglas Taylor was one of the greatest trading thinkers, and luckily he left behind one book on trading: The Taylor Trading Technique. This book lays out his “Taylor Book Method” for swing trading in futures.
This is a sample entry from Brian Cullen’s email newsletter, The Cullen Outlook. August Crude Oil Buying on a technical break of the recent down trend-line Consider buying on a slight pullback. Support was found at the 90.00-92.00 price level. As we potentially begin to move back to the upside, look for an opportunity to… Read more.
When it comes to trading wheat futures, it is paramount to know the types of wheat is out there and where to trade each variation. As the summer begins to arrive along the southwestern plains, news continues to come out about the drought and hot temperatures there creating a poor quality crop. The speculator in us all tells us to buy wheat as the supply coming online will be small and poor in quality.