Month: February 2007

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U.S. soybean prices began a price slide in mid-1997 that persisted throughout 1998 and well into 1999, cutting the value of a bushel of soybeans by over 50 percent during the decline. Prices reached a low of $4.015 per bushel,…

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Soybean meal prices, basis Chicago futures, drifted during much of 1999 as they did in 1998, in both years pivoting around the $140.00 per ton area. Into mid-1999, a bearish bias persisted that carried to the $125.00 area; Prices then…

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Energy prices increased substantially in 1999 as the nations participating on the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to production cuts. As those production cuts moved closer to targeted values, prices for all energy products increased. The U.S. Energy…

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1999 proved a record year for U.S. equity markets. All the major stock indices reached new highs, but the emphasis focused on the high-tech companies traded on the NASDAQ with its composite index up 85.6 percent, a record gain as…

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The U.S. economy continued strong in 1999, though by yearend interest rates were starting to rise. It was likely that as the year 2000 progressed, the Federal Reserve would increase rates further to slow the economy and head off any…

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Copper metals and copper alloys have considerable commercial importance due to their electrical, mechanical and physical properties. Copper for commercial purposes is obtained by the reduction of copper compounds in ores and by electrolytic refining. Copper is used in alloys…

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Coffee prices moved higher in late 1999 as dry weather in Brazil during the critical flowering stage for the 2000/2001 crop caused widespread damage. There was a great deal of uncertainty in the market as to what would likely happen….

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Two major, but opposing, forces pivoting off the U.S. dollar developed in the FOREX markets during 1999: the Japanese yen’s strength against the dollar, and the weakness of the new Euro currency against the dollar and yen. Of the two,…

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U.S. and world wheat prices showed little decisiveness during 1999, but on balance were generally on the defensive. This continued a downtrend that took hold in 1996, although at a much slower rate.World wheat production in 1999/2000 of 578 million…