Modelling carrying charges for grains

Pavel Hála | Announcements | 24. 4. 2017

I’m excited to announce some interesting new features in our app regarding grains and carrying charges. These functions are actually nothing new for me. I coded them for ZC, ZS, ZM and ZL sometime in 2010 into my personal Javascript app that later became an alpha version of the SpreadCharts.com app. What’s brand new today and…

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WASDE report – March 2015

Pavel Hála | Analyses | 16. 3. 2015

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE) was published last week by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). I’ll focus on grains only because that’s the area of my interest. So what impact did the report have? Bullish on corn, bearish on soybeans and slightly bullish on wheat in a nutshell. The biggest…

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Big move in grains

Pavel Hála | Analyses | 29. 3. 2013

We saw a big move down in grains yesterday. That’s because USDA released their prospective plantings and grain stocks reports. Farmers want to plant more acres of both corn and wheat this year. Corn estimate is at a record 97.3 million acres against 97.16 last year. Soybeans came in at fourth highest ever at 77.1…

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Wheat spread trade

Pavel Hála | Trading ideas | 13. 2. 2013

I’m watching one CBOT wheat interdelivery spread. It’s ZWZ13-ZWN13. Seasonality is pushing the spread up: ZWZ11-ZWN11 was an abnormal year and it’s distorting our chart. Luckily in our app you can interact with charts and that includes our seasonality analysis. If you click on the ZWZ11-ZWN11 in the legend or the little orange square beside…

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