Executive Summary

World weather drives Volatility increase


A volatile week with markets initially surging ahead on reports of worsening Black Sea crop conditions before better read more >>

Analysts start downgrading Russian crops


Chicago led the charge higher this week as shorts scrambled to cover positions in light of Russian crop downgrades&h read more >>

Global trade wars and weather support prices


Ongoing weather issues and China’s removal of import tariffs on US sorghum combined to firm prices over the second h read more >>

USDA highlights shrinking stocks


USDA report estimate 2018 US wheat crop coming in higher than expected…but global all-grain stocks are f read more >>

Weather issues support new crop prices


Forward grain prices remain well supported by 2018 crop weather issues with the IGC forecasting a 51m (8.3%) drawdow read more >>

Sterling weakness versus better weather


A turbulent week on grain and currency markets with firm mineral oil and ongoing weather concerns providing good und read more >>

Investment fund activity at record high.


Trade war concerns have been parked this week, with attention instead focused on the risk of escalating multi-nation read more >>

Ongoing weather issues in the Americas


Ongoing weather issues in North and South America, lower than expected US maize/soyabean areas and delayed spring pl read more >>

Rains in the US plains change market direction


Escalating trade war rhetoric and rain across the US Plains combined to send Chicago sharply lower over the course o read more >>

Has UK wheat topped out?


A choppy week with plenty of statistics to digest but nothing to give the market clear direction. (/files/mar 16 18  read more >>

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