Latest AFS Market Research


Do You Keep Selling Corn And Soybeans  Sept 19
by Chris Lehner - As the spread widens in Brazil, it should be an alarm for U.S. producers storing new crop. 

How About the 2018 US Corn Inspections?   Sept 5
by Chris Lehner - It was good to see Tuesday morning corn inspections for 2018 were 57,732,863MT compared to 56,947,583 for last year. 

Slightly Lessened Global Trade Tensions to Support Grain Futures?  Aug 29
by Alan Bush -  Monday’s news of the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement that replaces NAFTA boosted confidence that a global trade war could be averted.

Key Technical Levels in Corn and Soybeans  July 18
by Blake Robben - Both corn and soybeans are pricing in record yields, but how long will this last? 

Soymeal Meal Testing Support and Likely to Hold  Jan 5
by Dennis Smith - Ending stock projections for both corn and soybeans are large and considered burdensome overall.

Think Outside The Bin  Nov 10
by Tim Smith - The most straightforward re-ownership strategy is to simply sell cash grain and simultaneously buy futures.


Daily Technical Trading Cards    ​ Sept 24
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy - Check out today’s support and resistance, moving averages and other pertinent numbers for the energy futures complexes featuring crude oil, natural gas and heating oil futures.

The Measured Move in Crude Oil   Sept 19
by Blake Robben -  The measured move pattern is a chart pattern that states that a market has the tendency to move in a similar price structure based on how it moved recently.

Will The Natural Gas Market Heat Up?  May 23
by Blake Robben - The key factors that may drive Natural Gas futures prices higher are threefold.

Energies Brief  Sept 24
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy -​ The petroleum complex attracted good buying interest, breaking out of the recent trading range and surging up to a high of 72.74 on the spot month.

Weekly Department of Energy Report     Sept 19

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

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


AM Livestock Report  Sept 20
by Dennis Smith - ​Cash Hog Prices Call Higher to Sharply Higher

Financials | Indices | Currencies | Softs | Metals

Daily Financials Forecast   Sept 24
by Alan Bush - US Dollar lower in spite of likely Fed Funds rate hike on Wednesday.

Stock Index Futures, Trade Wars & Interest Rates   Sept 5
by Blake Robben - Stock Index futures held up well during the current round of global trade problems.

Turnaround for Copper?  Aug 29
by Blake Robben - Trade tensions with China has caused massive selling in the copper market.

S&P 500 Breakout or Fake Out?  Aug 22
by Blake Robben - Don’t get sidetracked by placing too much emphasis on economic reports.

Is The Platinum Plunge Over?  Aug 15
by Blake Robben - Negative investor sentiment has pushed platinum prices to eight year lows.

Coffee Percolating Into a Bull Market  Aug 8
by Blake Robben - Coffee is one of the worst performing commodities of the year. 

Gold Bugs Getting Zapped  Aug 1
by Blake Robben - Gold is one of the worst performing commodities in 2018.

Have Stock Index Futures Topped Due to Trade Tensions?  Apr 6
by Alan Bush - There have been a variety of geopolitical events that have temporarily interrupted the advance. 

Introducing the NYSE FANG + Index  Nov 3
by Blake Robben The term FANG was coined earlier this year after popular tech stocks Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. The ICE Exchange has added Apple, Baidu, Alibaba, Twitter, Tesla and Nvidia to the Index.

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US Q2 GDP (released Aug 29)
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