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CORN HEADS BACK TO BEAR MARKET AS U.S. RAINS SPARK REVERSAL

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Falling Corn costs mean lower prices throughout the food chain   07.05.16 – Back to bear market and entering bull territory Corn futures are heading back to a bear market less than a month after entering bull territory

WORST WHEAT PRICES IN A DECADE

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Wheat prices (like Corn) are falling rapidly adding more downward pressure to food prices |   07.06.16 – In free fall – Wheat prices are in free fall, hitting the lowest levels on international futures exchanges in a

STEEL MILLS BOOSTING PRICES: COLD-ROLLED COIL HITS A ONE-YEAR HIGH

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  With cheap imports gone, North American steel makers keep raising prices.   04.18.16 – Trading barely above multiyear lows Steel is being a different animal this year. While metals such as aluminum, copper and nickel are trading

COPPER AT LOWEST SINCE FINANCIAL CRISIS

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Industrial metals are at 6-year lows – a great time to approach suppliers to lower prices. Copper futures dipped below $5,000 a metric ton Tuesday (August 18, 2015) for the first time since the financial crisis, dropping under

US PMI at 51.5%: Institute for Supply Management

The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI rose to 51.5 last month from 49.6 in August, an increase of 1.9 percentage points and the highest reading since May, above analysts’ estimates of a 49.7 reading. A reading above 50 percent indicates that