Trade talks go backwards

After months of negotiations, the White House said that China has indicated it wants to make a deal with the US soon with a new round of talks resuming yesterday. However, the rhetoric of US President Donald Trump is very different as he would be ‘very happy with over $100B a…

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New contract lows across the board

With the 2018/19 marketing season coming to an end, attention is now turning to the improving 2019 crop outlook although harvest is still far away. As expected, US winter wheat conditions have continued to improve in recent weeks with soil moisture in the central Plains much higher than normal and…

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UK grains await further Brexit news

For a second consecutive week, domestic prices remained pretty static on both old and new crop with the former trading above £160/T spot and the latter around £140 for Nov-19 movement. Top spec milling wheat is still in good demand with premiums standing at/close to their campaign highs.  Further Brexit…

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More rain needed soon?

Since the recent wet episode which resulted in a welcome 40+mm of rain between Mar 1st and 15th in East Anglia, dry weather has been holding its grasp across most of England and the forecasted rains seem to be pushed back pretty much on a daily basis. As a result,…

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Grains recover on fund short-covering

After falling for 5 straight weeks and hitting fresh contract lows on March 11th, Chicago wheat is bouncing back sharply over fund short-covering triggered by weather issues and trade optimism. The long-awaited US-China trade deal which according to US President Trump is finally ‘coming along nicely’ has pushed speculators to…

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