Ebola fears lift cocoa to 3-year high. But grains tumble

Cocoa futures get a boost from fears of ebola spreading to major West African producing nations. But for grains, four-year lows are the norm

Morning markets: soft US exports keep wheat under pressure    19 Sep 2014
Wheat futures set a fresh four-year low, after poor US export data, with the strong dollar limiting hopes for a pick-up. Soy hits a four-year low too
Evening markets: poor US exports send wheat to four-year low    18 Sep 2014
Below-forecast US export sales data for wheat confirm fears that the strong dollar is stifling trade. Corn, coffee, soybean, sugar futures fall too...
Morning markets: strong dollar keeps pressure on ag prices    18 Sep 2014
Ag commodity futures make a broadly soft start, depressed by a dollar near a four-year high. Soybeans buck the downward trend
PM markets: wheat ends losing streak as shorts play safe    17 Sep 2014
Wheat futures gain in Chicago for the first time in eight sessions, amid caution over hefty short positions. Sugar rebounds too from four-year low
AM markets: 'doomed' wheat falls, as grain bulls await sign    17 Sep 2014
Talk of adages such as "the best cure for low prices is low prices" is becoming more common as bear pressure on grains continues. Still, soybeans gain
PM markets: China woes sink soy. Sugar sours on 'dump' fears    16 Sep 2014
Corn prices get help from ethanol talk. But soybean futures are hurt by fears of a slump in Chinese imports from the US. Sugar futures fall again...
Morning markets: corn, soy extend gains ahead of acres data    16 Sep 2014
The prospect of data showing US officials may have overestimated corn and soybean plantings lifts futures. This time, wheat joins in. But not cotton
PM markets: corn, soy revive. But wheat dips. Sugar tumbles    15 Sep 2014
Corn and soybean prices get a lift from the prospect of data questioning US acreage estimates. But sugar and wheat futures set fresh four-year lows
AM markets: US frost relief softens grains. But soy less so    15 Sep 2014
With a weekend frost in the US proving modest, investors remove risk premium from grain prices. But they go easier on soybeans, for a few reasons...
PM markets: soy hold firm. But grains ease. Sugar plunges    12 Sep 2014
Soybeans manage small gains, with some demand and supply ideas encouraging a touch of short-covering. There is no such luck for wheat, or sugar
AM markets: grain futures, bar wheat, stage mini reversal    12 Sep 2014
Corn and soybeans regain some of their losses of the last session, while cotton gives back gains. But wheat remains in investors' bearish books
US data send grain futures to new lows. But cotton revives    11 Sep 2014
Corn, soybean and wheat futures hit fresh contract lows after data from the US, and UN, point to rich supplies. Cotton, and arabica coffee, do better
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