AP: Analyst Predicts Corn Rationing in 2008

The Contrary Investing Report

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3/31 Editor’s note – Click here for coverage on the latest USDA Planting Intentions Report.   Report looks to be bullish for corn, bearish for what and beans. Full article from Farm Futures. And the markets are trading accordingly. I just picked up a May corn contract at 576 – like the report, and overall […]

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Open Positions Date Position Qty Month/Yr Contract Strike Call/Put Entry Price Last Price Profit/Loss 03/24/08 Long 1 MAY 08 Cotton 71.87 71.70 ($85.00) 03/13/08 Long 1 JUN 08 Japanese Yen 0.9992 1.0100 $1,350.00 03/12/08 Long 1 MAY 08 Rough Rice 18.980 19.675 $1,390.00 03/13/08 Long 1 MAY 08 Rough Rice 19.500 19.675 $350.00 03/25/08 Long […]

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Unfortunately Agora has not yet posted the full article yet in their Rude Awakening archives – keep an eye out. Same story we all know – agriculture is poised to go much higher, and the softs (sugar, cotton, cocoa, coffee) look particularly undervalued.

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“I think I made a mistake” Pickens humbly told CNBC yesterday, referring to his prediction that oil would drop in the 1st quarter. He sees oil “hanging around here” in the 2nd quarter, and above $100/barrel in the 2nd half of the year. He is also bullish on natural gas, citing it’s relative cheapness compared […]

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Full article Summary: We all know the yen carry trade – folks borrow “cheap” yen (paying unnaturally low interest rates), invest in higher yielding terrain (ie. Australian dollar) and leverage the shit out of it. This doesn’t work when the yen rises – as it is now. I had assumed that most of the carry […]

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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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