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CME Daily Futures Market Commentary Archive
Thursday, May 21, 2015
CME: Better Drought Conditions Cause Pasture, Wheat Improvement
US - The conclusion to draw from USDA’s first two weeks of range and pasture condition ratings appears to be “All is well”, unless you live in California or Nevada, which has big implications for...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
CME: Good Crop Plantings Cause Futures Decline
US - Crop plantings are off to an excellent start this year and this has contributed to the steady decline in corn futures prices so far this spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Thursday, May 07, 2015
CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CME: Crop Progress Normal
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s weekly Crop Progress report indicated more or less normal gains in corn planting for the past week and said that soybean planting is off to a pretty normal sort...
Thursday, April 02, 2015
CME: Higher Corn and Lower Soybean Plantings Than Expected
US - The USDA’s Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports both pointed to larger than expected corn supplies and smaller than expected soybean supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Monday, March 30, 2015
CME: Analysts Predict US Corn Plantings Down
US - Analysts' predictions showed a fall in corn plantings in the US this year ahead of the USDA planting survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Monday, February 02, 2015
CME: Appreciation of US Dollar a Key Issue for Livestock, Poultry Companies
US - A key issue facing US livestock and poultry companies this year will be the appreciation of the US dollar....
Friday, January 16, 2015
CME: WASDE Provided USDA’s Final 2014 Crop Estimates
US - A quick note on Monday’s record-high FI hog slaughter: It really wasn’t all on Monday. USDA’s estimate for Monday was a record high daily total of 455,000 head, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Monday, January 12, 2015
CME: Minor Revisions Expected in WASDE Report
US - Analysts polled ahead of the release of the USDA WASDE report (Jan 12) expect only minor revisions to the supply/demand tables for major grain crops, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
CME Group Cuts Workforce by 5 Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 percent or about 150 positions. ...

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