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As far as defensive investments go, Berkshire Hathaway is as good as it gets. The company is set up to achieve decent performance if the markets stay on their current trajectory. It is also set up to do well if they fall, as that cash balance is actually a blessing in disguise. (full story)


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Crude Oil spiked down as OPEC plans to go with 400k output per day in January, but energy recovered later as a technical reaction to oversold conditions. We can see a nice turn up for now, (full story)


The majority of farmers are now in what is called the off-season in between harvest and planting, but that doesn’t mean agronomic management is over. In this Managing For Profit, Golden Harvest agronomist Nate Prater explains what farmers can be... (full story)


Another Jobs Friday and will we continue to see an Uptrend in the markets? (full story)


CORN Corn futures were firm overnight. March corn is up a penny this morning to 5.77-3/4 and down 13 cents for the week, but in the middle of the last five weeks' trading range. Early reports that the new Omicron strain of the Covid virus is having a milder impact... (full story)


Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures and precipitation across most of the country. Colder-than-normal conditions will be confined to portions of the Great Lakes region, while... (full story)


Sponsored by Pivot Bio PROVEN During the next several days, mild, dry weather will cover most of the country, including large sections of the Plains, western Corn Belt, southern Atlantic States, and an area stretching from central and southern... (full story)


Cocoa (CCH22) rebounded a massive 4% plus yesterday, bouncing off downchannel support (on the daily chart).  Significantly, although CC had broke last week below upchannel support (on the weekly chart), CC appears to be clawing back above this support.  (full story)


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Summary Several Pacific weather systems moved across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. An upper-level ridge over the western CONUS directed the systems across the […] (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 02-DEC-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 02-DEC-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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Upper Mississippi River 2021 Navigation Season Comes to an End On November 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, locked the last tow to depart St. […] (full story)


There are a lot of moving parts in the global soybean market, and even as a secondary player the US situation remains bullish (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 02-DEC-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 02-DEC-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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After sharp losses out of the Thanksgiving holiday, corn prices continued their December recovery with front month futures ending the 12/2 session 3 to 6 1/4 cents in the black. New crop December closed just fractionally higher at $5.49/bu. USDA data showed corn export sales from the week that ended... (full story)


After the sharp losses at month’s end, wheat markets climbed back some with double digit gains. Chicago SRW futures were 15 1/2 to 28 cents higher on Thursday. The March contract is still below the Tuesday open, and is 59 3/4 cents below the LOC high printed 11/24. KC HRW... (full story)


Fat cattle futures extended their December bounce back through the Thursday close. December contracts were the strongest mover in the front months, gaining $1.65, while the others were 52 to 97 cents higher. The special Thursday FCE auction sold 1,252 of the 1,759 head listed. The sales were at least... (full story)


Soybean futures were up double digits on Thursday as prices continued to recover from the sharp post Turkey Day and Month End selloff. Jan beans are now 45 cents weaker than the pre Thanksgiving high, but also 30 cents off Tuesday’s low. Soymeal prices were mixed but mostly higher for... (full story)


Lean hog futures added another triple digits to the bounce yesterday, closing as much as $1.87 higher in the front months on Thursday. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base hog price for Thursday was $57.87, after an 8 cent pullback. CME’s Lean Hog Index was $70.27 on 11/30, which was 23... (full story)


Cotton futures initially traded higher on Thursday, attempting to bounce back from 4 hard down days. By the close, front month futures were 19 to 49 points in the red. For the Dec contract that extends the pullback to 11.48 cents from 11/24 and 12.77 cents from the LOC high.... (full story)


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a branch of the United Nations (UN), in a biannual report published this month, said “the ratio of major wheat exporters’ closing stocks to their total […] (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Thr Dec 02, 2021 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Thursday, December 02, 2021 Compared to last week at Ft. Collins, CO slaughter lambs 25.00-30.00 higher; slaughter ewes 15.00 higher; feeder lambs steady. No sales in Equity Cooperative... (full story)


Sections 1) Position valuations on the settlement2) Simplified trend qualification procedure3) Links to generate and track trades, 2000-2021 performance by market4) Creating your own allocation5) Setting up with Barchart to monitor intra-day performance for any allocation 1) Position valuation spreadsheet, settlement 2 December 2021 We reentered NASDAQ positions short at... (full story)


TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/ CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures recovered today showing good strength by late morning with gains of close to 10 cents. Sharp price increase in... (full story)


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AUSTIN Shipping Point Prices for December 02, 2021 Provided by: USDA Specialty Crops Market News Division Federal-State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (404) 361-1376 Fax: (404) 363-2523 Recorder: (404) 366-0360 US_FV140 TEXAS PECAN REPORT (via: Forest... (full story)


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THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of December 2, 2021. Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable AMS Specialty Crops Division Federal-State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (404) 361-1376 Fax: (404) 363-2523 (via: Forest Park-Atlanta, GA ) Recorder: (404) 366-0360 TV_FV140... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the semiconductor company Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA ). I found the stock by sorting the NASDAQ 100 Index stocks first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then by the highest Barchart buy signal then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent... (full story)


Live cattle futures closed higher Thursday watching cash business. Feeders were mixed on strengthening corn prices. December lives closed $1.65 higher at $137.65 and February lives are 97 cents higher at $139.57. January feeder cattle closed five... (full story)


With most midwestern corn and soybean farmers done with harvest, a Golden Harvest agronomist says now is the time to prepare your plans and your fields for 2022. Nate Prater covers southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. He tells Brownfield... (full story)


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