Part Five: The Foreign Affect The US has always been known as the world’s largest exporter of soybeans and corn. Although upholding that title, two South American countries have made significant end roads in recent years, becoming a strong competitor to these two major US markets. Argentina and Brazil have become major players regarding world… Read more.
Part Four: The Outsiders Grain and oilseed markets have their own factors that directly affect their price on a daily basis. Weather and supply and demand factors would be considered the most affective. However, a novice trader in the grain and oilseed markets may not be aware of other existing markets. These markets are called… Read more.
Part Three: The Big 3 When trading the corn, soybean, or wheat market, it is important to know the fundamental factors that determine their prices. Knowing how much is planted, when it is planted, how much is produced, the many uses of each market, and who buys the specific market are factors that have a… Read more.
Part Two: The Great Influence of Mother Nature Weather affects all facets of life. It influences our daily activities, what we wear, how we feel, and sometimes even where we choose to live our lives. It is true that without the elements produced by Mother Nature herself, life on Earth would be non-existent. Obviously plant… Read more.
Part One: The Markets that Spawned an Industry It is always important to have a good understanding of any market’s unique specifications and its fundamentals before deciding to trade the specific market. However, what is also important, and often gets overlooked, is the specific market’s origin. One key benefit to this information is the added… Read more.
As food prices have risen over the last few years we have seen an influx of players into the grain markets. Many have decided that now is the time to invest in food, as the prices for life perpetuating consumables have almost doubled since the commodities crash in 2008. The public view seems to be… Read more.