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Wheat: Will High Inventory Further Dent Prices?

Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat prices began a long-term bear market over five years ago in July 2012.  Since then, prices have fallen by more than 50%.  The good news for wheat growers is that while prices are depressed by 2007-2017 standards, at $4.30 per bushel, they …

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UK: What to Expect from a Prime Minister Corbyn

Since losing its parliamentary majority in June 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has been hanging by a thread, propped up by coalition partner, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland. Even under the best of circumstances, keeping the coalition’s grip on power was a difficult task. …

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Ag Hedging Costs Could Spike if La Niña Strikes

Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day, providing a deeper dive into complex topics and framing the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

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Understanding Treasury Futures

Gain an in-depth overview of the fundamentals of trading U.S. Treasury futures, with the newest version of our most popular whitepaper. Readers will receive:  A primer on the operation of cash Treasury securities Details on the features of the U.S. Treasury futures contracts A grounding in risk management applications with Treasury futures

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Evolving Economics of Bitcoin, Gold, Currencies

An inherent tension exists between the two major purposes of money.  Currencies that are perceived as great stores of value, such as gold and bitcoin, make for poor mediums of exchange.  By contrast, currencies that are effective mediums of exchange, such as fiat currencies used the world over, can make …