A Small Reason To Stick With Range-Bound CORN

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 14, 2017. Click here to read the entire piece.) On June 12, 2016, I effectively threw in the towel on the Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN) and switched to a shorter-term trading strategy. Less than a month later, I concluded that … Read more

The World Agricultural Outlook Grinds the Teucrium Corn ETF to An All-Time Low

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.” The news was treated as very bearish for corn. Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN) plunged immediately on the news. Source: FreeStockCharts.com The corn season’s first “survey-based corn yield forecast” came in higher than the trend-based forecast … Read more

Teucrium Corn ETF Grows Largest One-Day Gain in Six Weeks

Teucrium Corn ETF (CORN) soared on the day by 4.0% as commodities rallied across the board. The rally took CORN into its 50-day moving average (DMA) and an opportunity to take a profit on my trial run on short-term trades around my core CORN position. (I announced the buy here). Source: FreeStockCharts.com This first buy … Read more

Illinois Flood Disaster Does Not Prevent Corn from Rejoining the Collapse in Commodities

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare a disaster in areas of the state hit hard by flooding. He should have asked for disaster relief on behalf of all the nation’s corn. Illinois was the nation’s #2 producer of corn in 2014, but the potential damage from on-going flooding in … Read more

A Chance to Buy Corn At A Potential Bottom

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 13, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) If there was any time for Teucrium Corn (CORN) to finally bounce, Monday (August 12, 2013) was it. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its projection for record corn … Read more

The Farm Economy Is So Healthy, Government Subsidies Are Going to Millionaires

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 28, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) In “Why Taxpayers Pay For Farmers’ Insurance“, Planet Money recently took on the sensitive subject of subsidies to farmers. My sense has always been that these subsidies are more controversial amongst … Read more