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Soybeans

Soybean Markets Just Had A Historic Week

Soybeans markets had a historic week in April, twice seeing record daily trading in combined futures and options volume April…

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Weekly Outlook: Price Indexes and Beige Book

Financial markets and the Federal Reserve should get a better read on economic activity and inflation when the producer and…

USDA Planted Acreage

Weekly Outlook: Farm Plantings and Payrolls

This week is loaded with major economic reports and remarks that could impact several markets, beginning with Fed Chair Janet…

Federal Reserve

Weekly Outlook: Fed Meeting

The Federal Reserve meets for the second time this year, beginning Tuesday, and will reveal its outlook on the economic…

Tweeted Markets

Tweeted Markets: All About Rates (And Oil)

The European Central Bank announced that it will drop its already negative bank deposit rate and expand its quantitative easing…

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Weekly Outlook: Equities, Gold and Negative Rates

Following a strong non-farm payrolls number on Friday, this could be a pivotal week for equities and gold markets. Gold…

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Weekly Outlook: All Eyes on The Jobs Report

All eyes will be on Friday’s jobs report. Another increase in jobs and wages could ease worries over the health…

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Weekly Outlook: Yellen Remarks and Grain Outlook

Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivers her semi-annual testimony to Congress this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Market watchers will be…

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Weekly Outlook: FOMC and GDP

The FOMC holds its January meeting this week, and the Fed is widely expected to hold interest rates steady for…

2015 Top Financial Stories

Our Top 5 Financial Posts of 2015

One of the biggest financial market stories of the year was China’s effort to internationalize the renminbi, from new clearing…

2015 Top Commodity stories

Our Top 5 Commodity Posts of 2015

Commodities across the board experienced historical price declines in 2015. We can look to the global oil glut, growth decline…

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Weekly Outlook: Rate Hike Coming?

The moment of truth arrives this week. The FOMC meets Tuesday and Wednesday, and most economists expect the Fed to…