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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: Currency, weather challenge sugar price recovery

Concerns about dry weather in Europe and Brazil denting crop yields failed to stop speculative selling again weakening the chart profile for sugar futures.

Sugar Brazil

Weekly Review: Cocoa rally faces supply headwinds

Fund short-covering early in the week helped take cocoa off near six-month lows but appeared to be running into headwinds again later from higher origin crop forecasts.

Cocoa Futures

Weekly Review: Limited appetite from coffee buyers

Attempts to rally coffee futures off their recent multi-year lows again fizzled for lack of fund/trade follow-through and reports of accompanying selling by Brazilian and Colombian arabica producers.

Coffee Arabica

Weekly Review: Rapeseed underpinned by soy, crop uncertainties

Rapeseed futures stayed fairly firm this week, drawing continued support from a firmer soy complex, recent reductions in EU crop estimates and some potential weather issues in Canada.

Rapeseed Exports

Weekly Review: Palm analysts mull late-year price revival prospects

With a little help from a Malaysia’s weakening ringgit currency, palm oil prices managed to edge off their recent lows on the Malay Bursa this week before softening Thursday with weaker soy oil prices in Chicago.

Palm Oil Exports

Weekly Review: Soy rally extended on US crop concerns, China sales hopes

The US trade spat with China seems to be hurting the latter’s feed users as much – if not more than – the US soy industry.

Soy Exports
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