Financial markets, including agriculture, are faced with the influence of a number of important external factors; many are finding investors running for cover.
- "Frankenstorm" Hurricane Sandy closes the NYSE, Nasdaq trading floors in New York City.
- Looming elections in China and United States spur "market jitters."
- Global concerns about wet wheat harvests in Argentina and Australia, drought-ravaged crops in Russia, are making investors nervous.
- U.S. Crop Progress report delayed as the federal government closes down due to the threat of Hurricane Sandy. The rescheduled release time would be announced when offices reopen.
- While cash markets remain strong, according to Agrimoney.com: "While U.S. export and ethanol production data have fallen short of expectations, indicating effective rationing of a poor U.S. crop, it is far too early to be getting comfortable with a projected carry-out."
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