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Long-Range Weather Forecasting Methods for Australian Agriculture & A Look at the Russian Wheat Situation
After back to back droughts and historical forest fires a year ago, which teleconnections such as La Nina, the Indian Dipole and others will play a role in Australia’s climate in the months ahead?
One of the big commodity moves this year, of course, has been in precious metals. For the experienced investor, the ratio between gold and silver is, perhaps, one of the significant indicators used to determine the optimum timing in buying and selling precious...
Using ClimatePredict To Access Historical Weather Discussion About Soybeans, Natural Gas, and Cotton
A look at factors affecting soybeans, our view about the natural gas market and why cotton prices collapsed.
While gold and silver prices challenge new all time highs, most ag commodities and natural gas, continue in the doldrums due to Covid-19 and generally good weather for global crops
Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, reported on Tuesday June 21st that non-structural, peripheral parts of China's Three Gorges dam had buckled during the weekend's severe flooding. Controlling the country's might Yangtze River, which crested from flooding on...
The weather is a bit confusing for can and soybeans currently with very warm night-time temperatures, but off and on rains. Chinese buying is unusual this time of the year of grains and may be due, in part, from recent flooding in some areas of China
The corn and soybean market has been reeling since last Friday when there was a forecast change due to several fronts within a dome, keeping heat and dryness much further south.
Corn and soybean prices fell on Friday as models early in the morning looked wetter for parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Expect volatile grain trading in the weeks ahead but still some potential crop problems, especially for soybeans and cotton in the south and potentially, the western corn belt, deeper into July
The grain market has, of course, been in the gutter for years. This was brought on by the Trade War with China, ethanol plants closing due to low crude oil prices, COVID-19, and record crops around the world. However, all of that could be changing. Above you can see a...
Volatile grain trading continued this week, in which scattered important rains are hitting parts of the grain belt on Thursday and this weekend, vs some longer term implications of a hot summer. It is the heat that has really begun to excite the natural gas market.
Will Any Commodities See Post July 4th Fireworks? And Discussion of Corn Belt Weather And Past Droughts
All eyes will be on Midwest weather for corn and soybeans the next 7 weeks. Will a developing heat wave and dryness expand into the grain belt? This report shows an historical comparison of just two of the more recent summer-time droughts and bull markets in grains
SPECIAL UPDATE—Will There Be Post July 4th Fireworks In Natural Gas, Grains and Cotton from Hot-Dry Weather?
With Covid19, China demand questions and various summer analog, most of my recommendations based on weather, ag commodities and natural gas are in options
Weather Wealth Please go to the link below to hear my latest interview about weather and commodities and the Midwest grain belt. This interview was done in June when at the time, I was bearish grains However, several key features have changed in the climatic weather...
Earth Burning Up, Again! Implications Of Ocean Temperatures On Summer Midwest Grain/Natural Gas Weather
Last Sunday night I had a strong feeling that perhaps corn prices were going to bottom with a potential Midwest July heat wave. In addition, the big short position natural gas prices caused many traders to run for the hills with extreme early July heat likely in several key US consuming regions
Most commodities continue to be in bear markets with the exception of cotton, crude oil and gold, and maybe a couple of others. This is because of generally big global crops and stockpiles (corn, wheat, coffee, etc.). It is also because of demand concerns, with...
Drought has prevailed from Myanmar through Vietnam for months. With the Mekong River at some of its lowest levels in decades, monsoon rains began in parts of SE Asia in June. Starting in Tibet, the Mekong winds through six countries: China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand,...
Cocoa prices have hit major support. The sell-off the last few months has been on ideas of less global demand, in part due to COVID-19. What seemed like a potential bull market last winter in the face of a strong Harmattan wind in West Africa and potential lower...
There are many firms calling for La Nina type dryness and heat, but right now, ideal conditions exist for Midwest grains and this report talks about that, my long range forecasting techniques, as well as coffee, natural gas and more
Soybean prices continue to rally on China demand and ahead of the US weather market season. Seasonal and technical considerations have helped this market, while corn prices will be paying close attention to weather forecasts and crop conditions throughout July.
Wheat prices continue to collapse on big global stocks, the US harvest approaching and improved weather for Europe and Russian wheat that we preached more than a month ago. What about the US corn belt?
Following the herd: I often look for a weather situation that will cause people to run the other way. However, unfortunately, there are three commodities which I exhibit “herd mentality!”
Prices for corn, wheat and soybeans have collapsed. What could cause a turnaround in grain markets?
Subscribers to Weather Wealth not only receive trading ideas in commodities but frequent, colorful maps showing my analog years or global commodities based on teleconnections such as La Nina, El Nino and many others
We have seen a stellar rally in the stock market and a weaker dollar which has temporarily supported corn and soybean prices and particularly the crude oil market. However, we entering the most important time of the year for the US corn crop. As a farmer, you are...