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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: Sugar up on slowing Brazil output

Smaller than expected Brazilian production in second-half September (down 8.9% on first half) helped raw futures off last week’s late lows.  

Sugar Cane Sugar

Weekly Review: Cocoa demand responding to low prices?

News that the third quarter 2017 European grind rose 3% to a record for the period (and the best quarter since early 2011) gave cocoa prices a strong lift from mid-week onwards. 

Cocoa Futures

Weekly Review: Coffee market activity varies

Coffee saw a two-way trade this week, prices struggling after early gains in the Arabica market amid a mixed bag of supply news.  

Coffee Arabica

Weekly Review: Rapeseed still in a fairly tight price range

Latest USDA/WASDE forecasts failed to much move the Winnipeg or Paris canola markets – global output trimmed slightly on lower US and Australian crop estimates versus small gains for EU and Russian harvests.  

Rapeseed Canada

Weekly Review: What happened to palm’s seasonal peak?

A much flatter than expected ‘seasonal peak’ period for Malaysian production has continued to lend support to palm oil. 

Palm Oil Futures

Weekly Review: Soy price breakout an over-reaction?

Sticking with a record, near 120.6 million tonne US crop estimate, the latest USDA/WASDE confirmed trade expectations, if surprising most analysts with a trimmed yield forecast versus its raised estimate for planted and harvested acreage.  

Soy Futures
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