What's Causing Soybeans To Surge?

What's Causing Soybeans To Surge?

Rally driven by many short-term positives, but long-term bearish fundamentals remain intact. (Audio)

November futures have rallied almost $1.50 off their lows on a perfect storm: a squeeze in the soybean meal market, delays planting the crop in Brazil, and short covering by big speculators caught leaning the wrong way when prices started rising. But there’s still nothing to indicate this typical October bounce represents a long-term reversal in the bearish trend for soybeans.

Knorr discusses overnight market moves with Jesse Harding, Wisconsin Farm Report, and you can listen using the audio tool on this page (just scroll down).

Rally driven by many short-term positives, but long-term bearish fundamentals remain intact

Senior Editor 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. And you can follow Farm Futures throughout the day on Twitter at www.twitter.com/farmfutures.

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