Play the Upside in the Soybean Complex

Seasonal tendencies are generally soft this time of year for soybean meal, but the price of grains and byproducts are usually on an upswing headed into July. This is because speculators generally spend the spring months buying futures contracts in advance of the planting and growing season in "hopes" of a weather-related interference in the crop yield.

As we've learned over the years if the weather is "too" anything, prices build in a risk premium. However, this year we've seen the opposite. Prices are on a slide as speculators have failed to go long as they normally do. In fact, they are net short markets such as corn and soybeans and are holding an unusually neutral position for this time of year in soybean meal futures....361 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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