Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: The corn rebounded nicely today. The corn has shown a strong correlation to the crude. There still remains some concerns given the ethanol slowdown. In addition the lack of use given the global shut down. However, if the crude shows some strength, then the corn may well have set a double bottom in. This could allow for a stabilization …

Soy & Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: Today was an historic day in some sense. The crude traded down to negative $40. Yes that is correct a negative. The situation dictating someone will get paid to essentially take the crude. This has ramifications on the global structure of many commodities. The long term scenario needs to be digested as rash decisions are not advised at present. …

Grain Spreads

Sean Lusk General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: Chicago Wheat vs Corn has pushed out to well over $2.00 making a near term high of $2.30 just a few days ago. Today the July/Chicago wheat settled at 2.14 over July corn ZCN. Tight ending stocks for wheat amid a less than certain outcome for the winter wheat crop is a big reason in my view. Corn on …

Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: The corn rebounded today. Will this end the long decline?The biggest question is the domestic loss of Ethanol demand. The question of the US opening back up is important. The export pace has been reasonable. The USDA will release supply and demand on Thursday. There are many who look for an increase in stocks.  I present some food for thought …

Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: The corn continues to erode. The overall fundamental picture remains heavy with concerns over the ethanol situation. The market has dialed in the ethanol staying closed for some time. If realized, it would reduce demand by a horrific amount. It is my thought that the market has dialed in a worse case scenario. This could be mitigated if things …

Grain Spreads

Sean Lusk General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: I’m seeing some bargain opportunities here within the grain sector despite all the negativity in the market. I think that there rea some realistic bets one can make here to establish some longer term bullish plays using some calendar spreads and inter-market ideas, that from a timing stand point are starting to make some sense to me. First Idea …

Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: The corn has so much negative to deal with. One wonders when the fundamentals will be baked in the cake. The early trade Friday saw some buying on crude strength. The prevailing weak market took control. The Ethanol destruction is too much to overcome yet. The positive is that the Chinese purchased 570 t tn of corn. They have …

Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: The corn traded both sides today.  The early trade was fueled by rebounds in commodities. Talk of President Trump talking with Russia and Saudia Arabia regarding the Crude situation. The corn has broken a lot. The market continues to hold above the 332 basis March which may prove important. Looking forward there are many private analysts questioning the USDA acreage. …

Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: The corn story is consistent. Overall weakness is due to plenty of supply. Increased by the failing ethanol process. This is a key fundamental and will take a bit to turn. The USDA planting intentions yesterday are overstated IMO. This is a long term market consideration. The near term will be plagued by the demand destruction. The positives are …

Corn Commentary

John Walsh General Commentary, Grains Leave a Comment

Commentary: The corn market today was driven by the USDA release. The stocks were estimated at 7.953. This was approx 200 million bu less than estimates. This could indicate an overstatement of last years crop. Or perhaps a realization of corn left in the fields. Whatever the reason, it is material. The problem for corn at present is the acreage …