Latest AFS Market Research


Grain Support Resistance Levels (July 19)
by Chris Koval - Check out today's grain support and resistance levels featuring corn, soybeans and wheat​. Download PDF

Is Weather Really Moving Corn and Soybean Markets?
by Chris Lehner -
If you want to believe grain markets rallied because of weather,, you may be mistaken. July 14

2017 Corn and Soybeans Nowhere Near Yields of 2016
by Chris Lehner - Now through late July is some of the most important times for corn and for soybeans a lot can change in August as far as yields.  July 7

Upside Breakout in Corn Fails
by Patrick Garrity - The corn market finally broke out of its trading range to the upside only to falter rather quickly. June 16

A Tale of Two Spreads
by Matt Krupski - Grain traders are keeping a close eye on old-crop/new-crop spread markets as the spreads in both the soybeans and corn markets are trading near contract lowsDownload PDF

What's Your Marketing Strategy For New Crop Corn And Soybean Production? (May 5)
by Dennis Smith - If you’re not using the current rally in corn and soybean futures to establish a price floor under expected production, you may be missing the boat. May 5

Gann & Trend Line Analysis for Grains (January 20)
by Teddy Sloup - The Gann trend lines held very well on the break that we saw in the fourth quarter of last year. Download PDF


Technical Trading Cards  Daily (July 20)
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy - Check out today’s support and resistance, moving averages and other pertinent numbers for the energies complexes featuring crude oil, natural gas and heating oil. Download PDF

Energies Brief
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy - Petroleum values traded in a choppy fashion awaiting the DOE report. Initial movement overnight was linked to the API report which showed a build in crude inventories of 1.6 million barrels, but also a large draw in gasoline of 5.0 million barrels and in distillate stocks of 2.9 mb.  July 19
Crude Fundamentals 
by ​Teddy Sloup -  Crude oil has been very interesting over the last month. June 23
The Curious Case for the WTI Brent Spread (March 17)
by Matthew Krupski - WTI has historically traded at a premium to Brent. Download Report
What's Next For Crude (January 6)
by Blake Robben - Demand ​could outstrip supply by approximately 1.5 million barrels per day. Download PDF
Weekly Department of Energy Report

by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy -  The weekly Department of Energy brief features Crude Oil, Heating Oil and Gasoline tables on stocks, imports, demands and much more.  July 19

Weekly Natural Gas Report 

by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy -  See what this week’s stats are for Natural Gas as reported by the Energy Information Agency. July 20


Livestock Report (July 20)
by Dennis Smith - Light Volume Rally in Both Cattle and Hogs Download PDF

What might happen when US exports of Beef to China takes place
by Chris Lehner - When and if China begins to buy US beef, cattle producers know it will be price positive.  June 14

Bellies Are a Whole New Animal (February 17)
by Dennis Smith - Starting from the beginning, bellies are taken from the lower part of the hog carcass, typically the fatter portion of the meat carcass. Download Report

Financials | Indices | Currencies | Softs | Metals

Financials Forecast Daily (July 20)
by Alan Bush - S&P 500 and NASDAQ Futures Register New Historical Highs Download PDF

Stock Index Futures Advance Even Though Political Worries Abound
by Alan Bush - Traders are placing too much emphasis on the political news. July 14

Silver Futures Trending

by Teddy Sloup - September Silver is at an interesting crossroad for traders.  July 7

Gold Bust Ahead 
by Teddy Sloup - There is a lot of room for August Gold to run to the downside.  June 30

Trading The June Fed Meeting
by Matt Krupski - The U.S. Federal Open Market Committee has a scheduled meeting next week, June 13th and 14th. June 9


North and South America May Newsletter
China and Asia May Newsletter

Europe, Russia and Indi​a May Newsletter

Ghost In The Machine March/April Edition

USDA Crop Production Report (July 12)

Crop Production 2017  Ending Stocks 2017  World Ending Stocks 2017 World ending stocks 2018 Winter Wheat 2017

GDP Q1 2017 (​May 26)

US GDP Q1 2017


May Employment Data