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From Agora’s 5 Minute Update: Among other things, Kevin (Kerr) will be commenting in Milan on the fact that Russia — the world’s fifth largest wheat exporter — is considering banning the sale of wheat to foreign nations. Moscow officials are concerned about wheat’s skyrocketing price and its effect on the Russian consumer… especially on […]

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I feel like a broken record – but this is one helluva ride! Wheat futures crossed the 800 cents mark this morning.Chart There are ongoing harvest problems contributing to the situation. Remember that wheat inventories are already at a 26-year low, so there is no slack in the system. How high can prices go? Honestly […]

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Date Position Qty Month/Yr Contract Strike Call/Put Entry Price Last Price Profit/Loss Market Value 01/22/07 Long 1 DEC 08 Cotton 63.00 70.00 $3,500.00 04/16/07 Long 1 DEC 08 Cotton 64.50 70.00 $2,750.00 07/27/07 Long 1 DEC 07 Coffee ‘C’ 115.30 115.70 $150.00 06/19/07 Long 1 DEC 07 Coffee ‘C’ 120.50 115.70 ($1,800.00) 03/23/07 Long 1 […]

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Check out this 6-month chart:http://charts3.barchart.com/chart.asp?sym=ZWU7&data=A&jav=adv&vol=Y&divd=Y&evnt=adv&grid=Y&code=BSTK&org=stk&fix= Though unfortunately I am not basking in the full glow of this rally, because I own next year’s contracts. Why are contracts lower for next year? I believe because record high prices will prompt farmers next spring to plant more wheat – which should bring more supply on the market […]

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Another credit crunch victim – cotton.Cotton prices plummet in Aug Something we need to think about going forward. Are most cotton positions unwound by the hedge funds? Was today a strong buying day for the funds? I typically invest on fundamentals, but I learned the hard way a few weeks back that hedge funds can […]

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Check out this chart – thank you Toby for the link:http://charts3.barchart.com/chart.asp?sym=CTZ7&data=A&jav=adv&vol=Y&divd=Y&evnt=adv&grid=Y&code=BSTK&org=stk&fix= I don’t know much about technical analysis – anybody out there know what to make of this?

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From Agora’s Daily Reckoning: Australia, one of the world’s strongest performing economies over the last decade, is in the throws of its worst drought in recorded history. Earlier this year, Prime Minister John Howard told a largely non-religious Australian population to, “hope and pray there is rain.” Down Under, drought is wreaking havoc on the […]

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From the WSJ: SAN FRANCISCO — Crude-oil futures topped $73 a barrel Wednesday, their highest level in two weeks, as investors reacted to U.S. data showing supplies of motor gasoline supplies fell for the fourth week in a row and crude inventories dropped more than the market expected. Crude for October delivery was last up […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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