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Will the numbers propel the markets Higher? (full story)


Any rain across the Deep South will end on Friday.  Farther north, a powerful surge of cold air will overspread the Northeast, with weekend temperatures plunging below -20°F in northern New England.  Most of the remainder of the country will... (full story)


RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Friday, February 03, 2023 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in... (full story)


Calendar spreads are an option trade that involves selling a short-term option and buying a longer-term option with the same strike. Traders can use calls or puts and they can be set up to be neutral, bullish or bearish with neutral being the most common. (full story)
XOM: 111.15 (-3.59), MSFT: 264.60 (+11.85), GS: 369.47 (+3.76)


Gold stocks quite often lead gold, both higher and lower. And currently, they are no longer whispering – they provide “loud” indications. (full story)


March S&P 500 futures (ESH23) are trending down -0.86% this morning as disappointing earnings from U.S. tech giants weighed on market sentiment ahead of a key U.S. nonfarm payrolls report. (full story)
ESH23: 4,167.75 (-23.75), AAPL: 150.82 (+5.39), AMZN: 112.91 (+7.76), GOOGL: 107.74 (+7.31), BILL: 128.91 (+9.75), QCOM: 135.85 (-2.61), SBUX: 109.15 (-0.84), F: 14.32 (+0.53), GILD: 81.39 (-2.61)


More upside on gold will be expected after a corrective wave four retracement. (full story)


The VIX (VIG23) is trying to halt the slide from October by rebounding off yesterday’s fresh 2023 low.  Before bulls get excited, the VX will need a daily close above downchannel resistance (on the daily chart).  (full story)
VIG23: 19.4500 (+0.1511), UVXY: 4.81 (+0.14), SVXY: 65.76 (-0.76), VXX: 11.21 (+0.23), VIXY: 9.05 (+0.22), UVIX: 17.98 (+0.80), SVIX: 18.12 (-0.44), VIXM: 25.08 (+0.27), VXZ: 21.44 (+0.34)


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YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 02-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 557-0410 Fax: (602) Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


Traders pushed futures to new contract highs today.  The June, having broke $160.00 and August closing in, it leads me to be looking for an opportunity to lay off some risk in those contract months.  (full story)


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The March cotton contract saw a 186 point range on Thursday, from -18 to +168, and settled off the high on a 78 point gain. The other nearby contracts were 74 to 86 points higher at the bell. Weekly Export Sales data from the USDA had 171,160 RBs of cotton... (full story)


Hog futures rebounded on Thursday after getting near their lowest quotes since October yesterday. At the close, the front month contracts were $1.17 to $1.70 in the black led by the April. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was down by a dime to $72.93. The CME Lean Hog Index... (full story)
HEG23: 75.350s (+1.375), HEK23: 95.275s (+1.500), KMG23: 82.975s (+1.650)


Live cattle closed near their highs for the day with +$1 gains. April rebounded the most with a $1.60 gain on the day, for a net weekly move of $3 and a new contract high. Feeders were also on the rally back after the inventory report drop. At the close,... (full story)
LEG23: 159.750s (+1.325), LEJ23: 163.825s (+1.600), LEM23: 160.000s (+1.300), GFH23: 185.925s (+2.675), GFJ23: 190.075s (+2.125)


CBT SRW futures ended the Thursday session with 1 1/4 to 3 1/2 cent gains. The hard reds fell some on the day, with KC wheat giving back 1/4 to 3 1/2 cents and MGE wheats closing fractionally lower. The weekly Export Sales report showed 136k MT of wheat sales... (full story)
ZWH23: 757-0 (-4-0), ZWK23: 767-6 (-4-2), ZWPAES.CM: 6.9621 (-0.0400), KEH23: 873-4 (-7-2), KEPAWS.CM: 8.3973 (-0.0723), MWH23: 918-4 (-6-2)


The soybean trade worked higher with double digit gains of as much as 14 cents in the beans. Meal prices provided the bullish input, with front month gains of $6.20 to $7.10. BO prices settled up by 5 to 15 points. USDA reported 735,951 MT of soybeans were booked during... (full story)
ZSH23: 1534-0 (-0-2), ZSPAUS.CM: 14.9338 (-0.0020), ZSK23: 1527-0 (-0-6), ZSN23: 1517-4 (-1-0)


The corn market pulled back on Thursday, though new crop prices again held relatively firm. New crop corn contracts ended with 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cent losses to the nearby contracts’ nickel loss, while old crop contracts were down 5 cents or more. USDA reported 1.593 MMT of corn... (full story)
ZCH23: 672-2 (-3-0), ZCPAUS.CM: 6.7516 (-0.0303), ZCK23: 671-0 (-2-6), ZCN23: 660-4 (-2-4)


Growers are asking what if Mexico’s planned ban on genetically modified corn really happens.  Anne Thompson is the Director of Political Strategy for the National Corn Growers Association.  She says the Mexican President’s term ends in... (full story)


SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 02-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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