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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: Canola weathers Canadian demand revisions

Some bouts of weakness for the Canadian dollar and a firmer breeze from European markets kept Winnipeg canola futures aloft for much of this week, despite some moderately bearish revisions to domestic demand.

Rapeseed Exports

Weekly Review: Wild cards stir erratic palm oil prices

Will India backpedal on its virtual Malay palm boycott and, if so, when? Will Malaysia produce more or less than expected in the early weeks and months of 2020? And what is China up to, taking less than expected in the run-up to its Lunar New Year celebrations?

Palm Oil Exports

Weekly Review: Soy still fixated on China

This week’s news of China’s worsening corona virus outbreak has little direct influence on the soy market but helped keep the spotlight on a possible feed demand cutback due to African Swine Fever in the country’s pig herd.

Soy Exports

Weekly Review: Thai crop concerns help sustain sugar rally

Market talk that dry-weather damage to crops in number four supplier Thailand would turn out worse than expected gave added fuel to the sugar price rally this week, helping raw futures to two-year highs.

Sugar Cane Sugar

Weekly Review: Corn price oscillates on mixed input

Mixed signals for US export and ethanol demand and ongoing uncertainty about the true size of this year’s US supply kept CBOT corn futures oscillating in a fairly narrow price band this week.

Corn Exports

Weekly Review: Cocoa gets some fresh support from origins

While still evaluating the impact of mixed grind quarterly grind data from the close of last week, cocoa futures managed to hit new 20-month highs on some bullish crop news from origins.

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