Latest AFS Market Research


Who Wins The Price War of Soybeans?  Mar 16
by Chris Lehner - Plantings could see less grains for plains states.

Soybeans - Rumors, Facts and a Chart  Mar 9
by Chris Lehner - Over the past three years, soybeans, because of an overinflated weather situation busted out to the upside. 

Technical Analysis of Corn, Soybeans and Soymeal - Feb 2
by Alan Bush

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   Mar 23
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.

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 ​- Mar 19
by Steve Platt & Mike McElroy -​ The petroleum complex traded on the defensive as weakness to equities encouraged profit taking.

Weekly Department of Energy Report   Mar 21

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    Mar 22

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


Livestock Report - March 20
by Dennis Smith - In Live Cattle the Cart is Ahead of the Horse

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

Financials | Indices | Currencies | Softs | Metals

Financials Forecast Daily ​ Mar 23
by Alan Bush - ​Durable goods stronger than expected. 
Ahead of the Fed  Mar 16
by Blake Robben - The street is widely expecting a 25 basis point increase in the Federal Funds rate. 

Technical Outlook for S&P 500, Crude Oil, Gold & US Dollar Index Futures 
Mar 2
by Blake Robben - A review of the technical charts for these trending energy futures markets.

GANN Analysis of S&P 500 and Corn Futures  Feb 23
by Blake Robben - Price action trumps any fundamentals.

Is the Trump Stock Index Rally Over?  Feb 2
by Blake Robben - The year 2017 was a year for the record books!

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.

US FEB UNEMPLOYMENT (released Mar 9)

 Feb US Employment data

USDA Crop Report (released March 8)

March 2018 Crop Report-1 March 2018 Crop Report-2 March 2018 Crop Report-3

US Q4 GDP (released Feb 28)