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Quick Fuel Update $

Quick Fuel Update  $

It may not seem like it with all of the geopolitical tension around the world, but fuel prices are actually lower than they were last year. Take a look at…

Newest Price to Stocks Ratio for Major Commodities $

Newest Price to Stocks Ratio for Major Commodities  $

We like to go to the monthly crop outlook from the USDA to pull out just one figure – the price to stocks use ratio. It’s pretty simple stuff, the…

A Beef Chart Needing Little Explanation $

A Beef Chart Needing Little Explanation  $

The accompanying chart in this story is from IndexMundi and it shows the daily price for beef. It really doesn’t need any explanation – beef prices are near or at…

Raw Material Blasts

Raw Material Blasts

Raw Material Blasts: Brent North Sea Crude (foreign sourced oil) moved up to $113.50 a barrel on Fridayin late afternoon trading largely on Iraq fears. The moment we see forces…

Fracking and Water – the Argument $

Fracking and Water – the Argument  $

California failed to limit the use of fracking wells – specifically tied to an argument tying the use of fracking to water shortages. Opponents of fracking point to the massive…

Oil Prices Rise on Fighting on Iraq $

Oil Prices Rise on Fighting on Iraq  $

West Texas Intermediate (US domestic crude oil) has been largely unaffected from developments in Iraq and Pakistan (although it was higher today at $104.62). But, Brent North Sea Crude moved…

Gas and Diesel Prices Ease $

Gas and Diesel Prices Ease  $

Geopolitical situations around the world continue to put pressure on oil markets. But, on overriding trend in the United States where we see record inventories of crude oil has finally…

World Food Prices will become a Big 2014 Story $

World Food Prices will become a Big 2014 Story  $

TranSystems ran a story yesterday on the global food situation – which is expected to get markedly worse because of environmental impacts from drought and flooding in key producer markets…

Agriculture Sector Remains Elevated $

Agriculture Sector Remains Elevated  $

The agriculture sector has been strong since the beginning of the year as we have mentioned. A number of factors have played a role in the price appreciation that we…

Again, Keep an Eye on Fuel Prices $

Again, Keep an Eye on Fuel Prices  $

  We don’t see significant movement in diesel prices – but watch gasoline prices at a consumer level. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report shows the increase. A couple of…

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