Not even Greece could prevent a sweep of blue returning to commodity price boards on Monday, with grains notable among the winners.
The debt-stricken eurozone country did its best to spoil the party, thanks to (another) downgrade of its credit rating by Standard & Poor's, by two notches to B – well into "junk" territory - amid growing talk that Greece will restructure its borrowings.
That was enough to keep many markets in check.
But crucially, it failed to provoke more strength in the
Among farm commodities, that helped a round of profit-taking by those fortunate enough to witness last week's slump with short positions, and bottom-picking by others.
"The lack of liquidation has brought in some bargain hunters looking to grab perceived value," Darrell Holaday at Country Futures said.
Sudakshina Unnikrishnan at Barclays Capital said: "Last week's price declines were not fundamentally warranted, in our view, driven by risk reduction, a stronger dollar and choppy external markets."
There was also the question of where else investors should put their money?
"While we're sure some capital found its way back out of the market last week, what other better/safer/smoother alternative investment vehicle does it have to go to?" Darren Dohme at Powerline Group said.
"Stocks and equities are fine, but they show nearly the same price volatility as commodities with lesser returns since the 2008 recession."
Meanwhile, bond yields are hardly generous, and cash hardly an ideal option either.
"Investment managers can only keep funds on the sidelines for so long before they start to lose purchasing power in an environment where inflation rates are higher than interest rates".
Whatever, the broader conditions played to an agricultural commodities market where weather concerns are still very real, with wet weather delaying sowings of many North American spring crops, and dryness a concern in Europe, China and parts of the former Soviet Union.
US Commodities listed the outlook so: "The heat in the [US] south west Plains and the cool/wet weather in the nothern Plains and far east and south east Corn Belt is supporting the market.
"A slow moving system is expected to provide cool/wetter weather to the Corn Belt later this week. Europe and Central China are also warmer and drier. Canada is cooler/wetter."
Indeed, the Canadian province of Alberta is "seeing long planting delays due to heavy snow thaw", the UK's Home Grown Cereals Authority reported.
"Less than 1% of crops are in the ground compared to a five-year average of 15%."
Back in the US, "heat across the southern Plains is a threat for hard red winter
Mr Holaday said: "After spending the end of the week looking at Kansas wheat, I feel the Kansas crop could easily dip to the 225m-bushel level."
So wheat, for which few main producing countries appear blessed with benign weather, led the rebound for agricultural commodities, jumping 4.1% to $7.90 ½ a bushel for July delivery in Chicago, which trades the soft red winter variety.
Kansas hard red winter wheat gained 4.6% to $9.14 ½ a bushel, with the Minneapolis July spring wheat lot gaining 4.5% to $9.44 ¾ a bushel.
Still, even that was put in the shade by Paris wheat, which witnessed a 17% jump in its (relatively thinly-traded) July contract at one point, fuelled by local and world weather concerns, coupled with panic short-covering.
The best-traded November lot closed up 6.2% at E226.00 a tonne. In London, the May lot added 2.4% to £202.75 a tonne, with the November contract jumping 5.3% to £177.75 a tonne.
Back in Chicago,
Better weather in many districts has helped farmers after a wet-delayed start, which saw only 13% of sowings completed as of Sunday last week.
"Planting progress this afternoon on the US corn is expected to be 35%-38% complete. It is the western Corn Belt that made huge progress the past six days," US Commodities said.
Soft commodities ended largely firm too, although with nowhere near the alacrity of grains, lacking in the main the immediate fundamental concerns.
Furthermore, there is talk that India will not, after all, export any additional sugar, beyond the 500,000 tonnes recently permitted, thanks to output in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh looking like falling behind earlier forecasts.
New York sugar for July added 2.4% to 20.96 cents a pound.
However, New York