Row crop markets are mixed in the overnight, as the USD trades unchanged amidst an evening of low volume. All 4 markets I cover for you come into this morning facing weekly losses although no real technical damage has been done in any market with the exception of KC Wheat.
US row crop markets are higher across the board this morning as high level talks take place between the US and China per China’s commerce department. Soybeans are leading the way higher on this news as January beans make a run at 900.
Global markets finished an eventful trading week last week with a mildly negative tone, as signs of progress in US/China trade discussions were followed by negative comments late last week that indicated both sides remained far apart. But there were some signs that…
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The North Korean situation flared up again with fresh threats from their leader, and while the markets have taken these types of threats in stride before, there will be some anxiety that affects risk sentiment.
It could be a very volatile week ahead as the market deals with factors that could slow US economic growth in the short term.
The Fed symposium in Jackson Hole failed to offer any distinct direction on the state of the US economy, but recent Fed commentary suggested that a government shutdown off the budget ceiling battle and the possible effects from Hurricane Harvey could impact policy decisions next month.
Commodity markets appear to have put in a significant low on June 22nd, right into the crude oil low and also in line with the first day of summer.
While the markets always present a wide range of potentially impactful issues, the current list seems to be unusually broad.
Consumer spending in the US grew at a 0.3% rate in the first quarter, the smallest increase since the fourth quarter of 2009.