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Perspective Morning Commentary, 12/10/2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10 – The markets have quieted considerably as the flow of news slows this week, at least for the commodity sector. Wednesday’s USDA WASDE report was pretty much as expected, providing little fresh direction for the Ag sector. The bottom line is that supplies of Ag commodities are more than... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 12/09/2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December 9 – The dollar is breaking lower again this morning, following several days of consolidation. The consolidation was anticipated after such a sharp break Thursday on the heels of the European Central Bank’s decision not to expand its asset purchasing program. That decision sent the euro... Learn More →

Why North America's Youth Must Rescue Farming

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Family farms are integral to the history of North America, but disinterested youth have placed the industry under threat. In this visually-striking short film, we meet a group of idealistic young farmers who are fighting to return the industry to its former strength. ... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 12/08/2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 8 – Crude oil is the talk of the markets this morning as it trades below $37 per barrel. Fears that the supply will continue to grow at a faster pace than demand maintain pressure on the energy sector, with momentum growing following Friday’s OPEC meeting that failed to agree to production... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 12/07/2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7 – President Obama addressed the nation for the first time in five years from the Oval Office Sunday night. He confirmed what the FBI told us last week; that the San Bernardino attack was an act of terror. In doing so, he raised the significance of the issue, but did not provide either us... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 12/04/2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4 – The markets anticipate and react when events differ from expectations. Such was the case Thursday when the European Central Bank failed to expand its asset purchasing program, but merely extended it instead. The euro rallied more than 3% at times during the day, causing more than a 2%... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 12/03/2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 3 – European Central Bank President Mario Draghi cut its deposit rate once again this morning to stimulate the region’s economy. The rate for money parked at the central bank will drop to minus 0.3%, versus minus 0.2% previously. The steeper negative interest rate is an attempt to push... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 12/02/2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 2 – We are just in day two of this pivotal month of December, but uncertainty is already heating up regarding our economic future. The December 16 Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 appeared to be in the books already, but that “certainty” is... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Comments, 12/01/2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 1 – We turn the page on the calendar to December, which as I pointed out yesterday, could prove pivotal in its own right. The question before us, can we turn the page on the markets? The International Monetary Fund granted China its wish Monday, giving the yuan reserve status. The yuan... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 11/30/2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30 – The calendar still says November, but it feels a lot like December; both with the weather and the economic calendar. It was a cold icy holiday weekend across the nation’s mid-section, with the northwestern Midwest bracing for a winter storm this week. Economically, the next several... Learn More →

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