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Forgive me

i just can't help myself!  this is a great time of year. All the policy wonks are out with currency stuff. I find it fascinating.

 

Bloomberg ( click on the word to see the video) has an excellent tutorial on what is going on in the currency mkt. How short or long lived this is gonna be is any bodies guess.

 

Just realize there is a lot of angst out there. Guido is gonna ruffle the feathers and the Russians aren't to happy either. I think they come out with a joint statement that basically says

" We know everybody is playing with their currency we just wish you guys wouldn't be so overt about it."

 

The end result is if we do have the defensive dollar buy start then corn goes lower. With Brazil very concerned about letting the real inflate vs. the USD it shows that they feel that they need to keep beans on sale to keep the business.

 

Can the Brazilians keep the real under 2? 

Well we'll just have to see.

 

Oh yea the Aussies aren't to happy either but what can they really do?

 

The weekend is gonna make for an interesting open Sunday night /Mon. morning.

 

But what do I know you guys keep on with peak corn and renewable BS.

 

Peak currency that is what is gonna really drive this thing.

 

HHHMMMM. Peak Currency.

 

remember I coined that phrase.

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Re: Forgive me

jr,

you are forgivenSmiley Happy.....just remember history....the dollar traded between 90-110 in early 70's and above that price in the 80's...about 80.60 currently.

 

just doubting the currency wars effect grain prices too much over next 3-4 yrs.

 

c-x-1

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Re: Forgive me

C-X thanks for your mercy.

 

I must disagree with ya from a farmers standpoint. You have stated many times your a day trader your looking for profit TODAY.  This is much different thatn the mindset of a farmer. In fact to be a good day trader you really don't care about the fundamentals you care about the psychology of the market.  SO if they think rain makes grain you go with it even tho planting has been delayed or harvest is behind. The psychology of the market is all a trader cares about.

 

If you are a commercial hedger you are looking at the price points that give you profit.  You now your end product value and you attempt to purchase by interpeting the psychology of the market along with the fundamentals of market to give you a purchasing advantage.

 

 

If you are a farmer your goal is generally to hold an assett for 40 - 50 years and be able to accuratly gage your physical production against the fundamentals of the general producer while understanding that the world doesn;t operate in parralel lines but in intersecting ways that take a lifetime to understand.

 

I am a farmer. I do not care what todays profit was over yesterdays. I think mostly in 4 year cycles. I get a calf on the ground, rasie her up ,  In two years I hope she calves to begin milking. By the end of the second lactation I can begin to see a profit on that one individual cow.   Therfore I believe that I mustt be more intune with long term cycles than the ficalness of the daily trade.

 

I am not saying that the daily trade isn;t important but it is not the largest factor in my decisions. Therfore when I bring up this dollar stuff it is more about the trend of years than the synopsis of the day. 

 

Yes I do believe that it can have impast on the daily trade but on a daily basis there can be other things that become more significant, however over time there is no greater single impact on the commodity world than the value of the nations currency. 

 

If it were not true no farmer in Argentina would be holding his beans today.

 

Now you bring up some interesting things with your dollar history.
 Those values mean nothing without context.

 

I have several charts to post I know they will not all fit in this post so I am going to put them in other posts.

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United States Dollar

The United States Dollar Index or DXY measures the performance of the dollar against a basket of other currencies including EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF and SEK. Historically, from 1967 until 2013, the DXY averaged 98.0200 reaching an all time high of 164.7200 in February of 1985 and a record low of 71.5800 in April of 2008. The United States Dollar Index or DXY measures the performance of the dollar against a basket of other currencies including EUR, JPY, GBP, CAD, CHF and SEK. This page includes a chart with historical data for the United States Dollar Index (DXY).

 
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Re: Value of the dollar chart 2 from 2001 to present

Now take any grain or oil or gold and notice the inverse relationship to it. Then tell me how that the dollar isn't impactful to the grains. I gotta go but I willl continue this later if your game.

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Re: Value of the dollar chart 2 from 2001 to present

jr,

absolutely! you got me thinkin' deeper re: peak currency - interesting and def. comparable to MT's PEAK CORN.

 

I'll be able to respond more detail later this aft. thanks,

 

c-x-1

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Re: Value of the dollar chart 2 from 2001 to present

jr,

thanks for putting up all the $ charts!

 

I've traded in several time frames over the years...Some daytrading (S&P day in 90's), SWING- a few days, some trend plays (3-4 wks) and also options. I  trend traded beans in 2002 and used internal financing (it was an aggresive play) & again in 2003-2004 run - less aggressive.  Aggresive option play in corn last summer. 2011 alot of swing option plays in corn w/ all the runs we had. doing some options now.

 

Bottom line, mostly married with grains now w/ a multi variable approach, pretty comprehensive, and in depth. That's why/how I found site-wanted to keep learning more about ENTIRE business and the inner workings......a lot of y'all have generously accepted me on here and i really appreciate it!...and when i realized I could add something to the game here, so to speak.......it's gettin' even better! Not joking here, i must have ag genes in my DNA. 

 

Further, learning from y'all's perspective has drawn me more into the truth that ag is the heart of America - was losing hope, before......

 

Re: currency, i was looking at the same US $ charts you put up. While the relationship IS relatively inverse it is NOT linear or absolutely speaking - inverse, price for price.

 

For instance, lets just take beans for our commodity example using a few snapshots in time. (price b/price$)

       '73 -1290/ 90.50

   

       '77 - 1080/ +104

      

       '80 - 950/ 92

 

real outlyer year - '83 - 950/ 132 - plus this was quite unusual b/c $ was trending UP.   Like U said, 99% of the time they are INVERSLY trending........and so on and so forth..........and lastly on this, that $ is HISTORICALLY low relative to it's prices last 40 years

........we are not only below 90 today, but below 81.....and I think it will have tough time rallying above 90..........of course i could be wrong: even though it's been rangebound last 5 years, think it will try to takeout 71 before 90.

 

Even in last half of 2008 $ stayed below 90. Could the gov't printing press break and we inflate? sure....or default on the world and become part of China?

 

Could be in scenario like the '76-'78 era when interest rates got higher, $$ falling, commodity inflation too---equities rangebound??.............dang, it's gotton to be so late in the afternoon - i'm losing timeSmiley Happy

 

c-x-1 

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Re: Value of the dollar chart 2 from 2001 to present

CX kinda busy still but your 83 comment is very interesting. Did you know we had a harvested acreage of around 51 million acres? Also the yield was only 81 bu.

That was the year that John Block said "we (the US Gov.) decided to have a PIK program and so did God."

 

SO I guess if we had had the normal acres even that year we would have followed the trend I postulate in that year as well.

 

 

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