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Deep Dive #17: Volume & Open InterestDeep Dive #17: Volume & Open Interest

What these data points sometimes reveal about grain price trends. (Video)

April 4, 2019

3 Min Read

Every day, the CME Group dutifully records daily grain volume and open interest data, which Farm Futures regularly shares with our readers. These numbers ebb and flow on a daily basis, but what do they mean, really, and what implications can they have on grain price trends?

Those are two of the questions we answer in the latest Deep Dive podcast. Find out what signals volume and open interest can reveal, using the surge in corn numbers after the March 29 USDA Prospective Plantings report as one recent example.

Miss an episode? Follow the links below to get smarter about basis, volatility, spreads and much more.

Episode #16: Market Rhythms

Episode #15: Moving Averages

Episode #14: USDA's big data dump

Episode #13: Pricing Windows

Episode #12: South America

Episode #11: USDA Grain Stocks

Episode #10 – Options

Episode #9 – Outside Markets

Episode #8: Basis

Episode #7: Volatility

Episode #6: Grain Marketing Math

Episode #5: El Niño

Episode #4: USDA Export Data

Episode #3: USDA Production Projections

Episode #2: China 

Episode #1: Spreads

Senior Editor Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association. And you can follow Farm Futures throughout the day on Twitter at www.twitter.com/farmfutures.

Senior Editor Ben Potter brings more than 14 years of professional agricultural communications and journalism experience to Farm Futures. He began working in the industry in the highly specific world of southern row crop production. Since that time, he has expanded his knowledge to cover a broad range of topics relevant to agriculture, including agronomy, machinery, technology, business, marketing, politics and weather. He has won several writing awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association, most recently on two features about drones and farmers who operate distilleries as a side business. Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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