Supplies of soybeans are at their tightest levels in nearly 50 years as a result of inclement weather and growing demand, according to Bloomberg. Parched weather and delays for exports from South American growing nations is enhancing demand for the legume from the U.S., which is the globe’s biggest grower and exporter. Reserves of the legume… Read more.
The Trade Spotlight advisory service applies the GBE trading methodology (buying or selling commodity contracts based on breakouts of chart formations and technical indicators) to identify one to two trade setups per week.
Soybean stocks were reduced by the U.S. Agriculture Department amid a more than anticipated crush answering rising production of soyoil and soymeal, according to The Wall Street Journal. But the federal department boosted forecasts for wheat stocks due to reduced exports, which pulled down wheat futures on Tuesday. Soybeans, which also were edging down in… Read more.
Evidence of man’s use of animal milk as food was discovered in a temple in the Euphrates Valley near Babylon, dating back to 3,000 BC. Humans drink the milk produced from a variety of domesticated mammals, including cows, goats, sheep, camels, reindeer, buffaloes, and llama. Today, the largest milk and dairy producers in the world are India, the U.S., Germany, and Pakistan.
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.
This is a sample entry from Craig Turner’s weekly market analysis newsletter, Turner’s Take, published on August 09, 2012. The USDA will release the August WASDE tomorrow at 7:30 AM CDT. We are expecting cuts in yield and production for Corn and Soybeans. We are also expecting draws on the global wheat supply. While many… 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.
There are some pretty significant differences between the futures markets and the equities markets. The first big difference is the trading hours: the futures markets trade 23 hours a day for most markets versus an 8:30 AM (central time) open and a 3:00 PM close in the equities markets. The second difference is the ease… Read more.
The History of Mini Contracts Rise of the E-Mini S&P Virtually everyone involved in the futures markets has heard of the iconic E-Mini S&P. Launched in September of 1997, it has had a stratospheric rise in popularity, and many new traders can’t even conceive what it must have been like before this popular contract. Even… 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.