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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: Rapeseed – range bound for now?

The tightening range Winnipeg canola futures have been trading in this month suggests the market has absorbed most this season’s known supply shocks.

Futures Rapeseed

Weekly Review: Palm steadies up on production slowdown

Ideas that Malaysia’s August palm oil production will fall short of expectations helped prices on the Bursa futures market struggle off an earlier dip caused by fears the country’s strengthening ringgit currency was hampering export sales.

Futures Palm Oil

Weekly Review: Cocoa price still under supply pressure

A larger than expected Ivorian cocoa crop combined with growing global economic gloom to push New York futures down to five-month lows this week, almost 15% below their June highs.

Cocoa Futures

Weekly Review: Can coffee achieve another late summer rally

Trade chatter that the next (2020) Brazilian crop might have been damaged more than thought by recent cold weather combined with a bounce in the country’s currency to lift values off the three-month lows seen earlier this week.

Coffee Arabica

Weekly Review: Soy – US weather back in play

Changeable US weather reports have kept soy values in erratic, mostly range-bound mode in the past week at levels surprisingly close to those seen this time last year – before the full extent of current surplus was clear.

Futures United States

Weekly Review: Will cheap corn stir imports?

Plummeting corn values have slowed US farmer selling and encouraged some key importers like South Korea and Mexico to take on a bit more stock recently, but the frequently moribund export market may need to wake up more to stem the price decline, analysts say.

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