Market News & Insights

Indexing Bias: Investment Realities And Opportunities

This post was written by Derek Benedet and Craig Basinger of Richardson GMP. Behavioral Finance combines behavioral and cognitive psychology theory with conventional economics and finance. Essentially it attempts to account or add the “human” element into understanding how the markets behave. While still a relative new area, it has…

US Corn Market 2017 Outlook: Prospective Plantings By State

May corn futures moved up sharply on 3/31, resulting in an 8-cents per bushel higher weekly close, finishing on Friday (3/31) at $3.64 ¼. Friday’s close was a big win for Corn Bulls in desperate need of a price positive fundamental trend change, which came in the form of a…

Market Insights: Is The “Trump Rally” For Real?

Summary: Although the US major stock markets are at or near all-time highs, the economic data signals continued US and global growth. My viewpoint is that we are still in the early stages of what could be a multi-year growth cycle. Here’s some detail on my thought process: If you…

U.S. Corn Futures Weekly Outlook: Headwinds Persist

May corn futures moved slightly higher this week, closing up 3 ¼-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (3/17) at $3.67 ½. Friday’s positive close was important for corn bulls with May corn futures under significant selling pressure from March 6th through March 14th, breaking 23-cents per bushel from high-to-low…

Global Markets Update: Demographics May Hurt Future Returns

Equity markets continue to move higher on the hopes of fiscal stimulus in the U.S. But the pressure is on… Analysts are increasingly divided into bearish and bullish camps, as the politicians must now deliver on their promises to avoid disappointing the stock market. Stocks & Bonds Looking at the…

Corn Futures Outlook: Weighing Brazil’s Record Production

May corn futures for 2017 moved sharply lower this week, closing down 16 ½-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (3/10) at $3.64 ¼. Friday’s close was disappointing for Corn Bulls with May corn futures unable to hold the 100-day moving average at $3.673. May corn futures had not closed…

Market Update: Federal Reserve Signals March Rate Hike

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) rallied for the sixth week in a row and the Dow Industrials crossed the 21000 level for the first time last week. Stronger-than-anticipated economic data and a 15-year high in consumer confidence helped spark the gains in the blue-chip averages. The fact that the economy…

U.S. Corn Futures Weekly Market Outlook – March 5

May corn futures moved higher this week, closing up 10-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (March 3) at $3.80 ¾. On Tuesday, May corn futures took a run at the recent 2017 day high of $3.87 ¼; coming within a penny. However ultimately the buy paper hesitated and corn…

U.S. Corn Futures Weekly Review: 2017 USDA Ag Outlook

March corn futures moved lower last week, closing down 4 ¼-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (2/24) at $3.64. March corn futures are now 16-cents per bushel removed from the prior week’s day high of $3.80 (2/16). Friday’s March Corn futures (CH7) close was below both the 35 and…