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Blue Line Futures

January 24, 2020

Grain Express: Jan. 24, 2020

Corn futures caught a bid yesterday on some good export news, sales of 255,224 metric tons to Guatemala and Unknown (presumably South Korea) were reported. Export sales this morning came in at 1,006,900 metric tons, 28% higher than last week and 92% above the 4-week average.

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Blue Line Futures

January 23, 2020

Blue Line Breakfast Report – January 23, 2020

The 2nd best commodity out of the basket of 48 we monitor at Blue Line Futures and up over 10%% on the year. Cocoa closed sharply lower on the session after posting the highest print since April 2018 and with four straight weeks worth of gains this market feels like it needs to catch its breath.

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Blue Line Futures

January 22, 2020

Morning Express: Jan. 22, 2020

The market likes President Trump and U.S benchmarks surged late last night as it became clearer the Republican-controlled Senate would vote along party lines. The GOP rejected attempts by Democrats to subpoena documents and witnesses related to Ukraine.

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SL Advisors

January 22, 2020

Pipelines Slowly Returning Cash

The Coming Pipeline Cash Gusher remains the strongest bull case for midstream energy infrastructure. A trend towards returning more cash to investors is taking hold though.

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PIMCO

January 22, 2020

Key Geopolitical Risks to Oil in 2020

The areas of greatest concern today tilt primarily to upside risk to prices, particularly with an easing of U.S.–China trade tensions. However, there are regions and scenarios we do not have the space here to discuss, we expect new risks will likely emerge, and not all risks will be price-bullish.

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Invesco US

January 21, 2020

SteelPath January MLP Update and News

Private equity continues to buy midstream and the Energy Transfer acquisition of SemGroup closes. The master limited partnership (MLP) sector saw a series of acquisitions take place in December, from Blackstone reaching an agreement with Tallgrass Energy to Energy Transfer closing on the SemGroup acquisition.

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Blue Line Futures

January 21, 2020

Grain Express: Jan. 21, 2020

March corn futures rallied hard on Friday, erasing all of Thursday’s losses and then some. Rumors that China secured multiple cargoes of US corn helped offer support, but there hasn’t been confirmation on that yet.

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Franklin Templeton

January 17, 2020

Taking a Long-Term View on Oil

Franklin Equity Group’s Fred Fromm gives his take on global oil markets amid elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. After a January 3 US airstrike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, many investors have been asking us about the potential impact of the US-Iran conflict on oil markets.

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SL Advisors

January 15, 2020

Clean Fossil Fuels May Be Coming

NET Power has developed a natural gas power plant that produces electricity with no CO2 emissions. Conventional single-cycle power plants burn natural gas (or coal) to heat water which acts on a turbine to generate electricity. This produces CO2, and in the case of coal plants other noxious gases and polluting particles.

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Blue Line Futures

January 15, 2020

Grain Express: Jan. 15, 2020

Corn futures were mute yesterday as the market ran out of new news to break prices out above technical resistance. Today is the signing of the highly anticipated Phase-1 trade agreement. It will be nice to get some clarity on the “trade deal”, but I wouldn’t hold your breath for something magical to happen. My guess is that Phase-1 is largely an agreement to proceed to Phase-2.

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Blue Line Futures

January 14, 2020

Breakfast Report: Jan. 14, 2020

Sugar continues to surprise to the upside with global production issues coming front and center. If we see an uptick in energy futures this could be the spark needed to take out some of the key levels from the past. Traders should be long from the high 13.70’s low 13.80’s and moving stops up to break even at this point.

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Blue Line Futures

January 13, 2020

Morning Express: Jan. 13, 2020

U.S benchmarks traded to record highs early Friday morning before an underwhelming Nonfarm Payroll report softened the tape. There were 145,000 jobs created in December versus 164,000 expected and Average Hourly Earnings increased by only 0.1% versus 0.3% expected.

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Blue Line Futures

January 10, 2020

Morning Express: Jan. 10, 2020

U.S benchmarks closed at record highs yesterday and extended gains overnight ahead of Nonfarm Payroll at 7:30 am CT. The U.S-Iran situation has deescalated, top Chinese negotiator Liu He is set to visit Washington next week to sign the “Phase One” trade deal, the Fed thwarted a liquidity crisis and earnings are right around the corner.

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Blue Line Futures

January 9, 2020

Grain Express: Jan. 9, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Export Sales Report for the week ending Jan. 2 will be published at 8:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 10, instead of Thursday, Jan. 9, due to the weather-related closure of Washington, D.C.-area federal offices on afternoon of Jan. 7. Corn (March) – If it hasn’t yet, attention now turns to tomorrow’s USDA report, out at 11am CT.

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SL Advisors

January 8, 2020

Its Iran’s Move

If one thing’s clear about recent developments in the Middle East, it’s that events defy prediction. Yet timing trades in the energy sector requires the seemingly impossible.

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Blue Line Futures

January 8, 2020

Morning Express: Jan. 8, 2020

Markets across the board digested this as the closest thing to an olive branch we could see. Safe haven assets along with Crude Oil began paring gains and U.S equity benchmarks roared back, turning positive early this morning. It was also confirmed by U.S officials around 6:30 am CT that there were no casualties. President Trump is expected to address the situation this morning.

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Blue Line Futures

January 7, 2020

Morning Express: Jan. 7, 2020

U.S benchmarks shook off Middle East tensions and surged higher on the opening bell yesterday. The S&P turned positive by noon and extended gains into the close. Price action remains firm at the onset of U.S hours despite threats of retaliation by Iran for the killing of its general.

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