The September 30 quarterly grain stocks report is known for its surprises, creating sharp moves in the markets. It will provide the final 2020-21 marketing year stocks numbers for corn and soybeans, but also may include backward revisions to the size of last year’s crops. Surprises are common, with implications for USDA’s current demand estimates. The agency will also provide the final wheat production estimates for this year, with the first survey-based changes to harvested acreage in the spring wheat belt that could reflect near record-large abandonment due to drought conditions.
COVID-19 rocked the dairy industry in 2020, creating even more uncertainties as we move into 2021. This BoviNews webinar features leading US and global dairy economists who provide advice on how to manage risk and take advantage of pricing opportunities.
Panelists include: Nate Donnay (StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division), Mike North (Commodity Risk Management), and Dr. Brian Rice (Rice Dairy). The BoviNews webinar is hosted by Kim Bremmer.
An abundance of uncertainty continues to grip the global oil market due to risks posed by the upcoming US election, the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks, and other potential developments. These risks are making it difficult for companies to plan ahead at a time when doing so has never been more important.
To help companies overcome this challenge, StoneX Financial Ltd (formerly INTL FCStone Ltd) held a 45-minute virtual event on 28 October, that looked to help attendees gain a better understanding of market scenarios and risks that may materialize in the medium term. Specifically, the program:
- Explored the global supply/demand dynamics, while also analyzing the pace at which inventories will fall and rise in the global oil refining market
- On a sectoral view, assessed the speed of the recovery in manufacturing, aviation and road transportation with the use of high frequency data.
- Assessed the external macro and geopolitical risks that may infiltrate the energy markets in the months to come.