Latest AFS Market Research

Grains

Grain Support Resistance Levels (Sept 20)
by Chris Koval - Check out today's grain support and resistance levels featuring corn, soybeans and wheat​. Download PDF

Corn Stuck in Neutral Sept 15
by Patrick Garrity - During the month of August, corn prices steadily declined, losing 40 cents until gaining a quarter of it back on the last day of the month.

Soybean Hedges Are Recommended Ahead of USDA Report Sept 8
by Dennis Smith - Projected U.S. ending stocks at 475 million bushels is the second largest ending stock figure in over twenty years.  

Will Brazil Plant More Corn or Soybeans Sept 1
by Chris Lehner - Demand for corn is definitely growing in Brazil.

Can You Be Bullish Soybeans Aug 25
by Chris Lehner - Bearish soybeans is the path of least resistance into 2018.

How Much Lower for Corn Prices? Aug 18
by Dennis Smith - Larger crop size than expected in the face of shrinking demand left ending stocks 300 million bushels larger than expected.

Corn and Crude - Shifting Market Dynamics
by Matt Krupski - These two commodities have become more correlated as ethanol use has increased in recent years.  July 21

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

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 Daily (Sept 21)
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy - Check out today’s support and resistance, moving averages and other pertinent numbers for the energy complex featuring crude oil, natural gas and heating oil. Download PDF
 
Energies Brief ​(Sept 20)
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy - The petroleum complex maintained a firm undertone as good buying interest developed despite what was termed a disappointing inventory report. Download PDF

Crude Oil Divergence Aug 18
by Matthew Krupski - Crude oil inventories and prices have exhibited interesting behavior over the past five months.

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.​  Sept 20

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.​  Sept 21

Livestock

Livestock Report (September 21)
by Dennis Smith - Daily Volume Surges Higher in Feeders 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 ​(Sept 21)
by Alan Bush - Stock Index Futures Perform Well in Spite of Hawkish FOMC Download PDF

Temporary End to Gold's Bull Run? Sept 15
by Teddy Sloup - While gold is still bullish from a technical standpoint we believe that the market is ripe for a serious pullback in the coming weeks.

Silver Upside Sept 8
by Teddy Sloup - The silver market has been anything but explosive.

Gold in Breakout Territory Sept 1
by Teddy Sloup - Gold has ripped above key resistance. 

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

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

GLOBAL MARKET RESEARCH

North and South America  July Newsletter

US Midwest Crop Tour Aug2017

China and Asia July Newsletter

Europe, Russia and Indi​a  July Newsletter

Ghost In The Machine Newsletter July/Aug

USDA ​CROP REPORT (​Sept 12)

September 12 USDA Crop Report 2017-1 September 12 USDA Crop Report 2017-2 September 12 USDA Crop Report 2017-3

US AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT (Sept 1)

August Unemployment

US Q2 GDP (Aug 30)
US Q2 GDP