Posted By: Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
Take a look at Sugar
by Mark O’Brien, Senior Broker
As with the first report on the Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, the Omicron variant has settled into a dominant market force. News in the next few weeks could result in near-term trends in a long list of commodities – in the form of significant euphoria events or aggressive risk-off plunges similar to ones already seen since Nov. 24th. With that said, global markets – and traders – can also keep an eye on other big-picture fundamentals that can be more important drivers of price. Take for example sugar.
Since the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, sugar prices have moved sharply to the downside, and reached a four-month low on December 2. sugar
should still have a bullish supply outlook this season even if energy prices stay well below their recent highs. Brazil’s Center-South sugar production is expected to decline more than 6 million tonnes from last season, a deficit that cannot be offset by other producing nations. With the market well below its November highs, sugar could see a significant recovery in the face of any Omicron news.
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