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October 20, 2021

Digesting Gains

U.S. benchmarks have paused to digest recent gains. Yesterday, we detailed a bullish scenario paving the way to 4620 in the S&P.

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October 4, 2021

Crosswinds, OPEC+, and China

OPEC+ meeting in focus. The cartel is adding 400,000 bpd each month through next September. They are expected to stay the course, not adding further barrels despite Brent at $80. They are also expected to signal the ongoing fragility of the market and the potential of a surplus in first half next year.

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October 1, 2021

A Fresh Start for Markets

It is a new quarter, a new month, and a fresh start for this market. Price action was slammed into settlement yesterday and bled lower overnight. A circus of events over the last three weeks culminated into the lowest close in the S&P since July 19th.

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September 30, 2021

USDA in Focus

Today is the day that we’ve all been waiting for; end of the month, end of the quarter, and the quarterly USDA stocks report.

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September 28, 2021

Get a Pulse on Ags

Yesterday’s weekly export inspections came in at 517,539 metric tons, within the range of expectations. The Monday afternoon crop progress report showed that 74% of the crop is mature and 18% of the crop is harvested.

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September 27, 2021

A Melting Pot of Narratives, Last Week of Q3

Tailwinds from a strong rebound last week carried to start the session, but U.S. benchmarks have surrendered those gains. In fact, the NQ has given up 1% from its overnight high. It is the last week of the 3rd quarter and there is a melting pot of narratives to focus on.

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September 15, 2021

China, Inflation, and a Potential Crude Breakout

Deluge of economic indicators from China for August last night all underwhelmed and were impacted by Covid. China Industrial Production for August YoY at 5.3% versus 5.8% expected was the slowest since last July.

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September 10, 2021

Crop Production. Got Ags?

This morning’s weekly export sales report showed net sales for the 2021/2022 marketing year, which began September 1, totaled 905,800 MT.

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September 8, 2021

Jobs and Central Bankers

Traders eye tomorrow’s ECB meeting and expectations are mounting for the central bank to reduce its quantitative easing program.

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September 3, 2021

Trading Jobs Friday

Nonfarm Payroll is due at 7:30 am CT. The report will be watched extremely close, for it could signal the Federal Reserve’s next move come September 22nd.

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September 2, 2021

Record Highs and Claims Ahead of Nonfarm

U.S. benchmarks are again pointing higher after strength overnight. However, this week, price action has struggled to hold highs through the entirety of the U.S. session as it digests a vicious rally over the last two weeks.

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August 26, 2021

Understanding Risk-Assets Ahead of Powell

On Wednesday, we discussed the House paving the way for President Biden’s $4 trillion budget and how the lingering debt ceiling impacts Treasury issuance. The Jackson Hole Symposium will be fully virtual tomorrow. Fed Chair Powell’s speech at 9:00 am CT is the main event.

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