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$61.00  0.29%  
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$72.25  1.42%  
UNG 
$14.09  5.41%  
USO 
$81.01  0.64%  
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$63.95  0.02%  
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$60.05  0.65%  
UUP 
$28.88  0.14%  
CORN 
$19.78  0.70%  
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Grain Prices Continue to be in a Bearish Market

Grain Markets

Kent Beadle Paradigm Futures Series 3 Licensed

Kent Beadle with Paradigm Futures discusses with Market Talk’s Jesse Allen on the overall bearish grain markets.

In the most recent installment of Market Talk, Paradigm Futures” Kent Beetle, delves into the existing dynamics of agricultural markets, bringing attention to a range of factors impacting trading strategies and market sentiments. As the month advances, including the notable presence of a bearish market for Grain prices, Beetle offers valuable insights into anticipated developments for both traders and farmers during this pivotal period.

WASDE Impact on Market Sentiment

We begin by addressing midweek market conditions, anticipating the upcoming February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Centered on the potential impact this report could have on market sentiment, providing traders valuable information for the week ahead.

Bringing focus to grain markets, particularly corn, soybeans, and wheat, Highlighting the prevailing bearish sentiment in these markets. Speculators have taken a significant short position, contributing to this sentiment. The discussion explores the factors influencing this stance, including concerns about Chinese demand and the USDA’s reluctance to adjust estimates in line with market expectations.

The Goldman Roll, Wheat, and Cattle Heard Expansion.

Beetle introduces the concept of the Goldman Roll, a phenomenon affecting commodity markets, especially within the context of the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index. He explains how this roll, involving the shifting of futures positions, can impact front-month futures prices and contribute to market volatility.

Moving on to a brief analysis of the wheat market, Beetle indicates that movements in basis levels and spreads suggest limited wheat movement from the country. He emphasizes the role of domestic demand in propelling wheat prices. Extending the conversation to livestock markets, with a focus on cattle, Beetle notes optimism surrounding cattle prices due to expectations of herd expansion driven by favorable margins for cattle producers. However, he highlights the recent USDA inventory report, which tempered some of these expectations.

With such turmoil and uncertainty growers to exercise patience in the current market conditions. Despite lower price level. Understanding production costs and being prepared to make sales at less profitable levels. Moreover, looking ahead there is optimism about the potential for a seasonal rally and encourages market participants to remain resilient.

The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results.

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