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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The exchange rate is doing its bit

Last week the Australian dollar dropped by over 4 cents in one day against the US dollar, a classic reaction to turbulent events around the world. This was the second largest one day fall in the Australian dollar since it was partially floated in the early 1980s. The lower exchange is helping to cushion the down cycle in wool prices seen since 2018.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/the-exchange-rate-is-doing-its-bit.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Forward prices curves in wool – a disincentive to hedge

Wool growers are the natural sellers (forward selling to hedge) in a forward wool market. Ideally this selling pressure is balanced over time with buyers drawn from greasy traders and early stage processors, with speculators joining in to boost liquidity. This article takes a look at the balance seen between sellers and buyers in the forward wool markets in recent decades.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/forward-prices-curves-in-wool-a-disincentive-to-hedge.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Not all years are equal

Wool growers are often cast as risk takers for not hedging wool prices, with the view often given that wool prices are highly volatile. In an ideal world that may be true, but the world is not ideal. This article takes a look at one of the factors causing potential downside for forward selling.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/not-all-years-are-equal.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Peak to trough cycle patterns for 19 micron

The greasy wool market fell heavily early in the season, reaching a low point at the end of August/beginning of September. While down cycles vary in terms of time taken and the size of the fall in price from the previous peak, they do have some common structures. This article takes a look at cyclical downturns, a pertinent topic given the uncertainty present in other markets.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/peak-to-trough-cycle-patterns-for-19-micron.aspx
  • CATTLE
  • SHEEP
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  • GRAIN
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Regional Rainfall Update February 2020

Mecardo have created a series of regional rainfall charts across the nation in order to compare the current seasonal rainfall on a monthly basis to the long term average levels and the normal/extreme ranges.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/regional-rainfall-update-february-2020.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sub-17 micron prices and percentiles

Sub-17 micron wool is on the edge of the merino fibre distribution, accounting for 6% of sales in clean terms as it did in the year prior. This article updates the five year percentiles for combing fleece prices for 13.5 to 16.5 micron.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/sub-17-micron-prices-and-percentiles-mar-20.aspx
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  • SHEEP
  • WOOL
  • GRAIN
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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Oil be damned

May you live in interesting times. A phrase which absolutely applies to 2020. As well as Coronavirus, we are also an ‘oil war’ between OPEC nations. This has resulted in big moves in the oil industry.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/oil-be-damned.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Drought patterns in wool specifications updated

Wool specifications reflect the seasonal conditions when it was growing in the sheep’s back. As a consequence, wool specifications are pushed backwards and forwards in response to changing seasonal conditions. In this article we update some of the key specifications which are adversely affected by drought.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/drought-patterns-in-wool-specifications-updated.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Increased prem discounts on the way for fine merino?

Discounts for short staple length and low staple strength in merino fleece have generally been at low levels in recent years. This article takes a look at look at discounts for short 17 micron fleece through time and muses on the prospects for this discount in the coming year.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/increased-prem-discounts-on-the-way-for-fine-merino.aspx
  • WOOL
  • NATIONAL

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Departure in behaviour for clearance of AWTA volumes

After three months of relatively robust numbers the latest AWTA volume data reverted to its expected trend, with farm bales tested in February down 11%. This article takes a look at annual AWTA and auction sales data.

http://www.mecardo.com.au/commodities/wool/analysis/departure-in-behaviour-for-clearance-of-awta-volumes.aspx

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