Futures hold as mood brightens

Futures hold as mood brightens

Fear factor eases in financial markets, traders out buying again. (audio)

Markets around the world are trying to end a turbulent week on a more upbeat note. Buying emerged on European stock markets overnight, helping U.S. stock index futures to gains as investors began shedding safe haven assets in search of more riskier plays. That included crude oil and other commodities, helping grain futures hold mostly steady to a little higher ahead of the Presidents Day weekend.

Senior Editor Bryce Knorr offers his insight into overnight trade, listen using the audio tool on this page.

Markets around the world are trying to end a turbulent week on a more upbeat note.

Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.

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