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John Buckley

John is a long-time analyst of agricultural and soft commodities markets worldwide. He is a former Editor of The Public Ledger, an Informa publication
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Weekly Review: Rapeseed market remains a follower

Rapeseed futures markets were heading back to or below the bottom of their tight 2019 ranges to date, moving mainly with competing veg-oils and currency markets.

Futures Rapeseed

Weekly Review: Palm rally falters despite better Malay sales

Palm oil prices ricocheted from seven-month highs to three-week lows as supportive origin data was blunted by ongoing concerns about forward demand.

Futures Palm Oil

Weekly Review: Glut drives soy market

The CBOT market’s muted reaction to last week’s 8 million tonne cut in the USDA’s world soybean production forecast might beg the question, how have prices been able to stay over USD9/bushel before that supportive input?

Futures Soy

Weekly Review: Corn still rangebound

Hotly-anticipated yet soon faded, last week’s delayed USDA data blitz seems to have been mostly pre-empted by earlier trade and private analyst reports, leaving CBOT futures at the low end of 2019’s tight range.

Futures Corn

Weekly Review: Can lagging US/EU wheat exports catch up?

While corn and soybeans remain fixated on hopes of windfall China trade, wheat has been marching to its own tune.

Futures Wheat

Weekly Review: Current surplus, currency still weighing on sugar price

Who would have thought, a few seasons back, that the sugar market would behave with such restraint to an estimated year-to-date drop of over a quarter in this season’s production by top supplier Brazil, as reported by local industry body Unica this week?

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