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E-mini NASDAQ-100, Equalized Active Daily Continuation chart for review. Find some new videos added in our Video Library. Trading levels and economic reports for Friday, March 23rd 2018. (full story)

The VIX (VX) spiked 30% higher yesterday, breaking above downtrend resistance (on the 4hr chart) and bumping up against the psychologically key 20 whole figure resistance level. Significantly, the VX has completed a month and a half plus consolidation of the early February spike. (full story)

A look a long term buys in the medical-crypto space. (full story)

Tethers is often criticized for propping up the market by conveying cash, which may not be backed by US dollars in reality. To what extent does it matter? (full story)

The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)

Data from “on farm” trials are helping MSU Researchers understand some of the yield perimeters associated with furrow irrigated rice. If you ask experienced furrow irrigated rice producers one thing […] (full story)

Summary Moderate precipitation fell in a wide swath covering an area from Kansas and Nebraska, eastward into parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Additionally, moderate precipitation fell in the […] (full story)

Navigation Conditions Improve, Barge Spot Rates Decline After several weeks of flooding, river levels on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are receding and thus easing some navigational issues for barge […] (full story)

The Dollar stabalized will it hold? Find out why and what we think... (full story)

While much of the soybean seed sold in Michigan will have warm germination rates listed at 90 percent, some seed lots will be tagged at 85 percent and some may […] (full story)

It is time to assemble a good set of diagnostic tools as the planting season approaches and field visits will be needed. A beginner’s tool kit should include but not […] (full story)

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that, “China is preparing to hit back at trade offensives from Washington with tariffs aimed at President Donald Trump’s support base, including levies targeting […] (full story)

Durect (DRRX) is the Barchart Chart of the Dat.  The drug company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 242.85+ and gained 142.39% in the last year. (full story)

The end of March heralds not only the beginning of spring — a crucial time for both winter and spring wheat production — but also the first round of winter […] (full story)

The purpose of a soil test is to provide guidance in fertilizer application. Soil test results help you fine-tune your nutrient management practices based on real data, and ultimately protect […] (full story)

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced that the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, March 23, 2018, through midnight, Eastern Time, […] (full story)

Cattle finally rally, will it last? (full story)

Today’s MDA Update: Published 3/22/18 4:30 pm central: Traders, WOW, what a sell-off we experienced today in the equity markets. Here is a review of 2 E-mini S&P trades showcased in the room today. We highlighted a 5 min sell zone and 60 min sell zone that took advantage of this sell... (full story)

While U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) understand and support the need to enforce international trade rules, we are very concerned about the implications […] (full story)

Three charity oversight groups are pulling back support for the Humane Society of the United States. (full story)

A look at what to expect in the 30yr Bond Futures (full story)

The disaster aid package would benefit those who are impacted from events like last year’s wildfires or hurricanes. (full story)

Holding - Ready to retrace some of the recent break? (full story)

Stocks down bonds higher (full story)

according to Jim Rogers..." (full story)

The pair backed off lower prices during Thursday trading session. This has opened the door for more recovery higher. (full story)

Let's not kid ourselves! (full story)

Not all of nuts’ calories are taken up by the human body; on some of them, the body gets a free pass, according to studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) […] (full story)

Buy the Japanese Yen and reduce some risk in lean hogs. (full story)

Powdery mildew typically isn’t an issue in his area, but in this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer says it’s apparent in spots. (full story)

Outside money or funds can be a driver of price in the grain and livestock market: they can either drive prices up or down. (full story)

The U.S. will shield a list of allies including Europe, Australia, South Korea, Argentina and Brazil from steel and aluminum tariffs that take effect on Friday, according to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was lower after an early push higher. Bullish traders could not take out resistance near the 8400 May level in New York. The weak close implies that the market will take a new leg down in the next week or so. It has turned drier in the Delta and Texas [...] (full story)

Todays MDA Update: Published 3/22/18 9:45 am central: Traders, I wanted to share 2 trades from yesterdays session. A long day trade ahead of the FOMC in the Mini S&P market and an end of day Swing Trade in the 30 yr bonds. For those unfamiliarwith my MDA premium service. You get all... (full story)

I have been hard-pressed to find much in the way of positive news and particularly ag-specific positive news this morning but nevertheless, we do have a nice little rebound underway across the grain and soy markets. Yes, the macros are supportive as we have witnessed a decent bounce in crude oil... (full story)

Acceleralting price uptrend in place and bulls have firm near-term technical advantage, to suggest new multi-year high is coming soon. (full story)

The European Commission conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto on Wednesday. Bayer has now received approvals for the transaction from substantially more than half of the some 30 regulatory […] (full story)

Stock index futures rallied sharply when yesterdays Federal Open Market Committee statement was considered to be slightly less hawkish than many analysts had expected. (full story)

The economic state of U.S. crop farming has drawn considerable attention in recent years. This article uses U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cost of production data to compare the ratio […] (full story)

The latest fear factor in the market despite yesterday’s hike in Interest Rates is now a possible trade war with China that could affect Grain and Pork sales which is pressuring the Stock Market in the early going. Export Sales have been delayed until tomorrow with the inclement weather the... (full story)

Financials: June Bonds are currently 1’01 higher at 144’17, 10 Yr. Notes 1.5 higher at 120’10.0 and 5 Yr. Notes4.5 higher at 113’30.0. As expected the Fed raised rates 25 basis points yesterday. Cited as reasons for the hike: Job gains in recent months, low unemployment,... (full story)

Cash was mostly .25 lower yesterday. Additional cash trade occurred yesterday during the session at 124-126.5 in NE with IA cattle trading from 125-130 and from 200 to 204 in the hot beef. (full story)

The winter appears to be nearing its end in South Georgia and the time for Georgia cotton producers to start planting is getting closer each day.  By the time planting […] (full story)

Here are a few questions that I received over the last few days or so.  Thought all might benefit? (full story)

Stocks are lower, but do they stay down? Where to buy Crude? Resistance in Gold? (full story)

Yesterday the long-awaited Fed meeting under the leadership of the new chairman Jerome Powell was held. (full story)

Back on July 10, 2000 I wrote... (full story)

More NAFTA positive news, higher crude crushes USDCAD Less hawkish than expected rate hike from the Fed hurts USD broadly Quiet session ahead for data (full story)

Thrips are the most consistent insect pest of cotton in Georgia and the Southeast.  Near 100 percent of the cotton planted will be infested by thrips each year.  For this […] (full story)

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