Dr. Coats' Economic Blog - 2018
Article May 22, 2018
Bullish base building - equities and commodities
Slide Show: May 21, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning May 21, 2018
Article May 10, 2018
Coble headlines farm bill webinar May 17
Article: May 14, 2018
Be respectful of the risk-on trade this week
Slide Show: May 14, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning May 14, 2018
Article: May 8, 2018
Corn, wheat and cotton remain bullish
Slide Show: May 8, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning May 7, 2018
Article: April 30, 2018
Policy actions bullish growth and markets
Slide Show: April 30, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning April 30, 2018
Article: April 23, 2018
Global markets are in realignment
Slide Show: April 23, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning April 23, 2018
Article: April 16, 2018
Planted acreage, demand sources dictate '18 rice market
Article: April 13, 2018
FAPRI's Westhoff: Next farm bill, market outlook, trade issues
Slide Show: April 10, 2018
Rice Outlook Slide Show U.S. and World
Article: April 9, 2018
Policy drivers and market outlook beyond the noise
Slide Show: April 9, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning April 9, 2018
Article: April 9, 2018
Webinar focus on next farm bill, ongoing trade issues - April 12
Article: April 2, 2018
Watching the dollar as weakness continues
Slide Show: April 2, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning April 2, 2018
Article: March 26, 2018
Presidential and fed actions market movers
Slide Show: March 26, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning March 26, 2018
Article: March 19, 2018
Federal Reserve indicates bullish markets
Slide Show: March 19, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning March 19, 2018
Article: March 12, 2018
11 market factors to watch this week
Slide Show: March 12, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning March 12, 2018
Article: March 5, 2018
The global markets are rebalancing
Slide Show: March 5, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning March 5, 2018
Article: March 5, 2018
Thursday webinar: The Global Rice Market and China's Role Within It
Article: March 5, 2018
Peanuts: Big Crop and Big Changes
Article: February 26, 2018
Global economic stimulative driven expansion and rising volatility
Slide Show: February 26, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning February 26, 2018
Article: February 20, 2018
Global equity market, correction or continuance?
Slide Show: February 19, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning February 19, 2018
Article: February 12, 2018
Global equity market correction weighing heavy on commodity market
Slide Show: February 12, 2018
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning February 12, 2018
Article: February 8, 2018
Rice market analyst and commodities expert featured in Webinar Feb. 8
Article: February 5, 2018
What to expect from Arkansas long grain rice plantings
Article: January 31, 2018
Could grain farmers elect to switch to PLC in 2018?
Article: January 29, 2018
Dollar weakness yielding commodity strength
Article: January 22, 2018
Commodities bullish in 2018, but...
Article: January 4, 2018
2018 overproduction potentially devastating to rice prices
Article: December 27, 2017
New rice varieties from University of Arkansas
Article: December 26, 2017
Economic stimulus continues in global economy
Article: December 21, 2017
Overproduction will be a mistake for rice producer in 2018
Article: December 16, 2017
Overproduction will be key issue for 2018 rice industry
Article: November 27, 2017
German stability may be faltering
Slide Show: November 27, 2017
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning November 27, 2017
Article: November 24, 2017
Dr. Karen Moldenhauer discusses rice breeding on next UA webinar
Article: November 20, 2017
Synchronized global recovery underway
Article: November 13, 2017
Saudi Arabian actions, Middle East instability, building market uncertainties
Article: November 6, 2017
US Monetary Policy reflecting confidence in building global growth
Article: October 30, 2017
Sustained growth critical for U.S. and global economies
Article: October 23, 2017
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning, October 23, 2017
Article: October 15, 2017
Global Economy Strengthening Many Equities and Commodities Beneficiaries
Article: October 10, 2017
Westhoff: Farm bill, policy, tax reform, trade, market outlook
Article: October 4, 2017
Webinar explores ag policy and market implications
Slide Show: October 2, 2017
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning, October 2, 2017
Article: October 1, 2017
Business cycle likely extended one to three years
Article: September 25, 2017
Soybeans regaining bullish momentum in markets
Article: September 18, 2017
Synchronized global growth emerging
Slide Show: September 18, 2017
Market Outlook Considerations Week Beginning, September 18, 2017
Article: September 11, 2017
Hurricanes, North Korea, seasonalities, intervention driving markets
Article: September 4, 2017
Rice bullish; corn bearish; cotton, corn, wheat defining price direction
Article: August 29, 2017
Rice’s bullish bias remains; macro drivers weighing heavy on cotton, grain
Article: August 28, 2017
Could soybean futures retest $9 area?
Article: August 21, 2017
Managing potential global equity bubbles weighing heavy on commodity prices
Article: August 14, 2017
Seasonality and North Korea weigh heavy on markets
Article: August 7, 2017
Dollar bear supportive of commodity prices
Article: July 31, 2017
Rice maintains price firmness; soybeans, corn consolidating
Article: July 30, 2017
Major rice producers in recovery mode – except for U.S.
Article: July 24, 2107
Soybeans, corn, rice, wheat building price momentum
Bullish factors could help boost prices for the grains in days ahead.
July 17, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/possibly-premature-be-overly-bearish-wheat-soybeans-corn-and-rice
While wheat moves to higher target, jury appears to be out on direction of other commodities.
Jul 10, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/wheat/wheat-target-551-bushel-achieved-markets-seek-direction
Soybeans and Corn Building Momentum Rice and Wheat Remain Bullish Cotton Searching
Jul 4, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/corn/grains-showing-strength-cotton-searching-bottom
Coats' Recap on USDA's Acreage Report
USDA estimates 2017 U.S. rice acres down by almost 600,000
Arkansas' acreage drops by nearly 400,000, according to USDA-NASS June 30 acreage
Jul 01, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/usda-estimates-2017-us-rice-acres-down-almost-600000
Watch price actions for crops such as cotton because of possibility for slide into
Jun 26, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/rice-corn-bullish-soybeans-cotton-searching-bottom
This is an important week for cotton. Prices need to hold the 68-cent area or, otherwise,
consideration has to be given to revisiting the 2016 low of around 55-cents.
Jun 19, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/fed-tightening-could-have-impact-commodity-markets
Fed Open Markets Committee meetings this week could help provide some directions for
commodity prices -- or not.
Jun 12, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/market-reports/momentum-grain-prices-building-oil-prices-losing
Commodity Index has become dangerously weak, and growers should not rule out an additional
leg down given sluggish global growth and other factors.
Jun 05, 2017 | ww.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/falling-interest-rates-us-equity-firmness-commodity-index-weakness-headlines
U.S. and world rice supplies are tightening, leading to the possibility of higher
rice prices in 2017-18, economist notes.
May 31, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/us-rice-prices-could-be-headed-higher-2017-18
Inability to maintain price momentum in oil markets could result in another leg down
to below $45, which could aggravate commodity price weakness..
May 29, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/commodity-index-strengthening
Domestic and global rice fundamentals remain bearish while U.S. acreage decrease may
help firm near-term prices.
May 23, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/uncertainty-about-us-long-grain-rice-acreage-supportive-prices
Dr. Childs to keynote University of Arkansas Webinar at 2 p.m. Thursday
Drs. Nathan Childs and Jarrod Hardke to speak on outlook for 2017 rice crop prices
May 23, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/dr-childs-keynote-university-arkansas-webinar-2-pm-thursday
Cotton reaches 84-cent objective forecast in weekly market price considerations; next
level not clear yet.
May 22, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/market-price-considerations-week-may-22
Bullish view of Euro could provide softness for dollar, help for U.S. commodity prices.
May 15, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/market-reports/global-reflation-efforts-slowly-bearing-fruit
Bullish factors beginning to appear in corn, rice and soybean markets, outside forces
could continue to muddy the outlook.
May 14, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/market-price-considerations-week-dec-26
Vote for "status quo" could be bullish for financial and commodity markets in the
May 08, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/french-elections-near-term-bullish-longer-term-bearish
Market price considerations for week of May 8
Markets pondering next move following defeat of rightist candidate Le Pen in French
May 07, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/market-reports/market-price-considerations-week-may-8
The French presidential elections on May 7 continue to command the commodity markets
May 01, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/market-reports/market-price-considerations-week-may-1
French presidential runoff shaping up to be major influence on world financial and
May 01, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/may-7th-french-presidential-runoff-and-commodity-markets
French elections continue to dominate economic considerations for EU, financial and
Apr 25, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/market-reports/equity-markets-turning-bullish-grain-markets-basing
French election could have impact on financial, commodity markets in the week ahead.
Apr 24, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/market-price-considerations-week-beginning-april-23-2017
It's difficult to justify planting more rice when the demand outlook is so dismal..
Apr 23, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-global-geopolitical-uncertainties-weigh-heavy-prices
A number of national and international events are creating "Market Noise" that has
the potential to influence market prices in the near-term and impact market responsiveness.
Apr 17, 2017 | ww.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/grain-prices-bullish-bias-market-noise-numbing-market-decisions
Syria crisis just one of several major events that could have impact on financial
and commodity markets.
Apr 10, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/russian-warships-eastern-mediterranean-creating-market-anxiety
U.S. equity markets have been consolidating gains during the first quarter while foreign
equity markets have been outperforming U.S. markets
Apr 03, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/strengthening-foreign-equity-markets-supportive-commodity-market-complex
Corrective activity in the equity markets is weighing heavy on commodity markets.
Mar 27, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/us-equity-correction-likely-underway-weighing-commodity-prices
Mar 20, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/fed-turns-dovish-supportive-commodity-prices
Although the Federal Reserve raised its Fed Funds rate, as promised, the markets did
not respond as negatively as many feared.
Mar 20, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/market-price-considerations-week-beginning-march-20
Market participants are trying to protect their gains ahead of the anticipated March
15 interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
Mar 13, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/market-price-considerations-week-beginning-march-13
The unexpected Federal Reserve verbal guidance of a likely March 15 rate increase
has given many global equity markets a reason to consolidate.
Mar 13, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/reflation-trade-re-emerging-bullish-commodities
Sellers of U.S. long grain rice face strong headwinds
Increased rice supplies could add to burdensome stocks situation for world's foremost
Mar 06, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/sellers-us-long-grain-rice-face-strong-headwinds
Plans to increase rice acres should be tempered by consideration of the current market
Mar 06, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-outlook-us-and-world-supply-and-demand-charts
"Complex price action" could mean more upward moves are ahead for U.S. cotton prices,
according to University of Arkansas agricultural economist Bobby Coats.
Mar 06, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/market-price-considerations-week-march-6
Verbal guidance from the Federal Reserve Board is creating market uncertainty ahead
of tomorrow night's presidential address.
Feb 27, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/market-reports/markets-await-trump-s-presidential-address
The commodity markets could see more uncertainty than normal due to verbal guidance
released by the Federal Reserve. .
Feb 27, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/corn/market-price-considerations-week-feb-27
The remarks and written testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen to congressional
committees created market uncertainty>
Feb 20, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/market-price-considerations-week-beginning-feb-20
An analysis of commodity price charts indicates cotton could rise to the 84-cent area,
but a close below 68 cents could mean corrective action is underway.
Feb 09, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/global-economic-upturn-underway-positive-global-equity-and-commodity-markets
Cotton prices could move to mid-80s according to weekly price charts compiled by University
of Arkansas' Dr. Bobby Coats. .
Feb 09, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/market-price-considerations-week-feb-6-2017
Global equity and commodity markets respond favorably to initial blast of directives
from new administration and Congress.
Feb 03, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/global-equities-respond-favorably-commodity-markets-mixed
Regaining economic momentum will be the first challenge the new administration faces
along with other world leaders.
Jan 23, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/trumponomics-markets-anticipating-presidential-leadership
Beginning of new administration, Congress could lead to interesting commodity market
Jan 17, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/mr-trump-goes-washington-market-price-considerations-week-jan-16
From a “Big Picture Perspective” the week-of Jan. 2, 2017 showed green-shoot signs
of building global inflation and thus a continuation of an orderly movement away from
dangerous deflationary forces.
Jan 12, 2017 | http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/green-shoots-global-reflation-emerging
Markets covered: Rice, Cotton, Soybeans, Corn, and Wheat; Select U.S. and Global Equities;
Dollar; Oil; and 10-year Treasury Yield
Jan 03, 2017 http://www.deltafarmpress.com/marketing/market-price-considerations-week-beginning-january-2-2017