Latest AFS Market Research

Grains

Grain Support Resistance Levels (May 25)
by Chris Koval - Check out today's grain support and resistance levels featuring corn, soybeans and wheat​. Download PDF

Have you sold corn?
by Chris Lehner - One of the major reasons corn fell a year ago throughout the summer more than likely had to do with the amount of old crop corn that was stored. May 26

A Tale of Two Spreads (May 12)
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

Energies

Technical Trading Cards
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. May 26

Energies Brief
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy - The conclusion of the OPEC meeting on Thursday with an agreement that was generally expected led to an inordinate amount of volatility in the market. May 26

Energies Special Report: The Curious Case for the WTI Brent Spread (March 17)
by Matthew Krupski - WTI has historically traded at a premium to Brent. Download Report
 
Energies Special Report - Major Upside Potential in Natural Gas? (February 9)
by ​Teddy Sloup - The Natural Gas market has had a substantial lid on it for most of the last eight years. 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. May 24

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. May 25
 
What's Next For Crude (January 6)
by Blake Robben - Demand ​could outstrip supply by approximately 1.5 million barrels per day. Download PDF

Livestock

Livestock Report (May 25)
by Dennis Smith - Open Interest Rises in Lean Hogs at Fresh Contract Highs Download PDF

Are Cattle Losing to Lean Hogs (May 25)
by Chris Lehner - The beef and cattle markets had and unprecedented rally in 2017. Report

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 
by Alan Bush - GDP better than expected. May 26
 

Silver Futures Above Crucial Resistance
by Teddy Sloup
- The market is marking time ahead of Thursday’s June options expiration. May 26

Number One Mistake of New Fundamental Traders (April 7)
by Matt Krupski - Traders analyzing markets must decipher what information is already incorporated into prices. Download PDF

GLOBAL MARKET RESEARCH

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Ghost In The Machine March/April Edition

GDP Q1 2017 (​May 26)
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Supply/Demand Report (May 10)

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