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Soybean (ZSF23) is edging higher to start the week, and appears poised to retest the January high this week.  With ZS comfortably closing last week above the psychologically key 1500 whole figure level, odds are rising and elevated for a test of the June 2022 high sometime by or on the day of the next highly anticipated WASDE February 8.  (full story)
ZSF23: 1538-2s (+8-6), SOYB: 27.83 (-0.07)


Stocks were higher this week with SP500 futures trading close to 4100 area; still, a strong potential technical resistance where we are aware of a new turndown, especially if USD will recover. One of the reasons for higher stocks last week came after BoC announced a pause with interesting rate hikes, and usually, this BoC was one of the first banks with policy changes. (full story)


The broader market finished last week up over 2% with some tech names leading that charge. Tesla (TSLA) came to mind with a breathtaking 30% rally last week. That stock is up over 60% in the last month, truly an amazing rally after the beatdown it took at the end of last year. (full story)
TSLA: 177.90 (+17.63), SPY: 405.68 (+0.93), DIA: 339.61 (+0.25), QQQ: 296.26 (+2.92), XOM: 115.61 (-2.15), PFE: 43.79 (-0.46), UPS: 182.09 (+2.39)


Gold outperformed stocks, bonds, real estate, and cryptocurrencies in 2022, posting a marginal loss for the year. The precious yellow metal came out of the gate with a bullish run in early 2023 and has held most of its gains. (full story)
GCG23: 1,930.0 (+0.6), ZBH23: 130-14 (+0-09), GDX: 32.31 (-0.45), GDXJ: 39.49 (-0.79), GLD: 179.22 (-0.25)


Microsoft reported another stellar earnings quarter on Jan. 24, 2023, for its fiscal Q2 ending Dec. 31. This is attracting investors in out-of-the-money short put investors in income plays. (full story)
MSFT: 248.16 (+0.16), GOOG: 100.71 (+1.55)


Fundamental news feels like it is growing stale, but corn has me thinking about Robert Frost poetry... (full story)


March soybean futures close 14 cents lower on Friday. Oliver Sloup examines how Brazilian harvest estimates and export sales data have impacted the market. How are Funds Positioned in Ag? Corn Managed funds were net buyers of... (full story)
ZCH23: 685-4 (+2-4), ZSH23: 1525-6 (+16-2), ZWH23: 752-4 (+2-4)


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USDA Cattle Inventory on Tues; FOMC rate decision on Wed (full story)


Bank of America (BAC) is emerging from a bullish inverted head and shoulder pattern, and any breakout from $38 will be viewed as a positive development. Higher interest rates are a sign of strength for BAC stock. (full story)


The weekly Commitments of Traders report showed fund selling in a lot of agricultural commodities. A few stick out to us. Oliver Sloup breaks down Friday's action in the Ag markets in his weekly CME commentary. (full story)


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How do you keep yourself from committing the cardinal sin of panic-selling? We talk to a portfolio manager about where to find stability and income, which should help you keep your cool. (full story)
DIVZ: 29.25 (-0.08), CME: 175.68 (-1.09), JNJ: 168.23 (-0.66), ABBV: 146.28 (-1.12), VZ: 40.64 (+0.37)


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting an uptick in elk sightings throughout the state. The DNR’s Mick Klemesrud tells Brownfield elk have certainly been seen in Iowa before, but it seems to be happening more frequently. “We’re... (full story)


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The front month cotton futures market went into the weekend with 34 to 61 point losses on Friday. For March, that meant a 19 point gain Friday to Friday. December cotton futures were 91 points higher from Friday to Friday, ending at a 131 point discount to the spot market.... (full story)


Hog futures went into the weekend mixed on Friday, with Feb and April giving back $1.15 and $0.55 respectively. The back months continued their bounce, with gains of 7 to 87 cents on the day. Feb closed out the week at a $1.95 loss and saw the lowest print since... (full story)
HEG23: 75.875s (-1.150), HEK23: 94.925s (+0.075), KMG23: 83.675s (-0.700)


Fat cattle finished out the week of trading with 12 to 40 cent gains on Friday. For Feb, that left the board at a net 10 cent gain for the week, while April was up by 90 cents Friday to Friday. USDA confirmed some light catch up business in the... (full story)
LEG23: 156.725s (unch), LEJ23: 160.825s (+0.300), LEM23: 157.775s (+0.400), GFH23: 183.475s (+0.625), GFJ23: 187.550s (+0.550)


SRW futures closed the last trade day of the week with 1 3/4 to 2 3/4 cent losses. The hard red wheats extended their premiums as KC rallied 1 3/4 to 5 cents on the day and MPLS gained 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 cents. HRW is now a $1.19... (full story)
ZWH23: 752-4 (+2-4), ZWK23: 761-0 (+2-2), ZWPAES.CM: 6.9588 (-0.0244), KEH23: 871-0 (+1-6), KEPAWS.CM: 8.3412 (+0.0452), MWH23: 919-6 (-1-6)


At the close beans were 14 cents weaker in the March contract and a dime in the red in the May. The other nearby beans closed fractionally to 8 1/2 cents lower. March is still at a nickel premium to May and is a 13 1/2 cent premium to July.... (full story)
ZSH23: 1525-6 (+16-2), ZSPAUS.CM: 14.7192 (-0.1420), ZSK23: 1520-0 (+15-4), ZSN23: 1510-4 (+14-4)


The March corn contract ended the last trade day of the week with a fractional gain, while the other nearby contracts went home 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 cents in the red. That added to the board’s inverse, which now has a 3 cent discount to May and has July... (full story)
ZCH23: 685-4 (+2-4), ZCPAUS.CM: 6.8572 (+0.0082), ZCK23: 682-0 (+2-0), ZCN23: 668-0 (+2-2)


After correcting a portion of the recent rally off the seasonal lows, corn appears to be ready to resume its post-harvest rally, as February has historically seen the uptrend continue into the first week of March. (full story)
ZCH23: 685-4 (+2-4), XNH23: 685-3 (+2-3), CORN: 26.54 (-0.04)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Jan 27, 2023 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, January 27, 2023 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly steady to as much as 20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes steady to 9.00 lower, except at San Angelo, TX... (full story)


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  Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder January 27, 2023 Not The Only Game in Town While we focus on cash and futures prices in this column,  they aren’t the only revenue management issues for US producers.  There are also... (full story)
ZCH23: 685-4 (+2-4), ZSH23: 1525-6 (+16-2), ZWH23: 752-4 (+2-4)


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Cattle feeders and packers were in a standoff most of the week, with beef packers able to push the Monday-Thursday average lower for the five direct-market areas falling $1.23 to $153.84. Cash trading was described as moderate in both the North and... (full story)
FCH23: 183.475s (+0.625), GFH23: 183.475s (+0.625), LCJ23: 160.825s (+0.300), LEJ23: 160.825s (+0.300)


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Clean Fuels Alliance America CEO Donnell Rehagen says he’s optimistic there is a sufficient feedstock supply to meet increased demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuels. “The feedstock market, I think, looks good for... (full story)


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