Finally a break for world food prices?

Adjusted for inflation, FAO’s Food Price Index fell in June by 2.5 percent, ending a 12-month runup for world food prices. The decline came from a strong drop for vegetable oils, down nearly 10 percent from May pricing, and smaller drops for cereals and [...]

Inflation in commodities heating up

Two releases from the government this past week stoked fears of inflation rising faster than previously forecast, with both CPI and PPI numbers exceeding expectations. Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Pricing Index (CPI) was up 0.8 percent in April and up 4.2 percent over the [...]

Corn rises again

Nothing seems to be stopping speculative interest in corn (and other ag commodities). Dec-21 corn futures continued to climb higher last week, testing contract highs near $4.20 per bushel, a value last reached in July 2019. The current net long position in ag commodities [...]

Macro environment’s impact on commodity prices

Commodity analysts spend a lot of time poring over and discussing fundamental drivers of market shifts, but external factors, like macroeconomic shifts, can magnify or dampen the influence of core supply and demand fundamentals on commodity prices. U.S. and global economic dynamics have been [...]

Come join us for our Spring Market Seminar on April 24, 2019!

Consumer Trends: How changes in consumer behavior impact the ingredients you buy Across the news, lifestyle magazines, and social media, every window we have into the wider world highlights a shift in our taste for what we eat and drink. We could well [...]

It’s a wrap! Our spring market seminar is in the books!

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s seminar and for your contribution to making it our best event yet! Special thanks to our amazing information team and to guest speakers Jeff Rasinski, Phil Plourd, Joe Gardella, and Susanna Jung. What, you couldn’t attend [...]

Spring Market Seminar 2018: Final week to register!

Gaining an early glimpse into elements that will impact commodities will help you make more informed and effective decisions. Join us for our fourth annual Spring Market Seminar: Forecasting the Future and let McKeany-Flavell’s experts show you more than a peek at which factors [...]

Spring Market Seminar 2018: Registration closes soon!

Gaining an early glimpse into elements that will impact commodities will help you make more informed and effective decisions. Join us for our fourth annual Spring Market Seminar: Forecasting the Future and let McKeany-Flavell’s experts show you more than a peek at which factors [...]

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