Market Report: December 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

FX Monthly movement

  • US$/£ 1.27 unchanged
  • US$/ € 1.13 up
  • £/€ 1.12 unchanged

The Strength of the US dollar, despite Trump’s best efforts dominates the currency markets at present. The Fed is determined to see rates rise, and this underpins the dollar. Euro & Sterling follow the Brexit rollercoaster of speculation and rumour. Elsewhere, trade wars, skirmishes between Russia & Ukraine, EU recession and possible US tariffs on EU car imports whilst Trump warns the Brexit agreement restricts a UK/US trade deal all build in uncertainty, and of course the US dollar is the winner.

General news

Well, as we have said for some time, nearly everything is moving upwards, and there are still 10-11 months of this season to go! With a strong dollar, short crops and demand still holding off, the potential for further increases is significant.

Obviously for 2019 harvest, things should calm down, but these supplies won’t reach consumers until Nov/Dec 2019.

To remind all readers we have readily available in stock an increasing range of ancient grains and speciality seeds such as:

  • Quinoa (red, black, and white) Amaranth
  • Hulled buckwheat
  • Kalongi
  • Chia
  • Comprehensive range of Organic variants

Finally, we have ideas and suggestions of a variety of alternative seeds for those looking for a little creativity!

In this report:

  • Pumpkinseed kernels
  • Sunflower seed kernels
  • Linseed
  • Sesame seed
  • Hulled millet
  • Poppy seed

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