Latest AFS Market Research

Grains

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? 

How Much Higher Will Soybeans Trade?    July 18
by Chris Lehner -  Soybeans will rally if meal and oil rally. 

Don't Blame Trade Tariffs For Low Soybean Prices   July 11
by Chris Lehner - The reality is that U.S. and global farmers caused the drop in prices long before President Trump announced tariffs. 

Are You Buying Corn?   July 6
by Chris Lehner - Demand is going to drive corn prices higher in 2018.

Technicals Point to Higher Prices for Corn, Soybeans & Wheat Futures  May 23
by Alan Bush - Two signs of technical strength in a short period of time suggests higher prices are likely for soybean futures.

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.

Energies

Daily Technical Trading Cards    July 20
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.

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.

Record Gasoline Demand Expected  Mar 9
by Blake Robben - The EIA estimates that U.S. gasoline consumption could average 9.33 MMbpd and 9.40 MMbpd in 2018 .

Energies Brief ​   July 20
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy -​The petroleum complex traded in a firm fashion with Aug Crude showing strong gains into its expiration today.

Weekly Department of Energy Report   ​ July 18

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.​

Weekly Natural Gas Report  ​  ​ July 19
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy -  See what this week’s stats are for Natural Gas futures as reported by the Energy Information Agency.​ 

Livestock

Livestock Report  July 19
by Dennis Smith - 
Lean Hog Discount Likely Overdone

Financials | Indices | Currencies | Softs | Metals

Financials Forecast Daily​  ​​  July 20
by Alan Bush - Stock Index futures performing well on mostly bearish news. 

GANN Scan on the Major Markets   July 11
by Blake Robben - S&P 500, Crude Oil and Gold futures are heavily traded markets that need constant monitoring.

How Low Can Gold Go?   June 27
by Blake Robben -  This is one of the steepest sell-offs in gold in recent memory.

The Forecast is for Trillion Dollar Deficits Going Forward     June 6
by Blake Robben - Spending policies by the United States federal government has resulted in a mountain of debt to the tune of over 21 trillion dollars.

Trading the Range in Copper   May 30
by Blake Robben - This week’s real time lesson will be “range trading” techniques used in the Copper market.  

Long Term Technical Analysis of Coffee and Sugar  Apr 25
by Blake Robben - These commodities have been is massive downtrends due to record production.

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.

GLOBAL MARKET RESEARCH 2018

North and South America   June Newsletter    May Newsletter    

China and Asia    June Newsletter    May Newsletter     

Europe, Russia and Indi​a    June Newsletter     May Newsletter    

Ghost in the Machine Newsletter - May/June 2018

Special! Black Sea Crop Tour June 2018

USDA SUPPY/DEMAND CROP REPORT (released July12)
USDA Report p1 USDA p2  USDA p3
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US JUNE EMPLOYMENT DATA (released July 6)
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USDA QUARTERLY STOCKS/ACRES REPORT (released June 29)
Quarterly Stocks Report  June Quarterly Acres
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US Q1 GDP REPORT (released June 28)

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