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The Greek Vote and the EU Miscalculation By George Friedman

“The Greek Vote and the EU Miscalculation is republished with permission of Stratfor.” The Greek Vote and the EU Miscalculation Geopolitical Weekly JULY 7, 2015 By George Friedman In a result that should surprise no one, the Greeks voted to … Continue reading

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Starbucks Corp has locked in prices on 70 percent of 2016 coffee

Starbucks Corp has locked in prices on 70 percent of 2016 coffee needs at “favorable” levels when compared to its 2015 coffee costs, its chief financial officer said in a call to announce the company’s fiscal second-quarter results. The recent drop … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Cup of Excellence (The Tico Times)

The anticipation was palpable Friday night as a room of coffee producers from across Costa Rica met at the Costa Rican Coffee Institute’s field office in San Pedro de Barva, Heredia, to hear who would win the honor of the … Continue reading

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India’s Harvest Woes

E. M. MANOJ Special ArrangementA farmer at work in his coffee plantation at Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad district. With only a few weeks left for coffee harvest, the uncertainties prevailing in the coffee industry have cast a shadow on thousands … Continue reading

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ICO Frosts And Droughts In Coffee Areas In Brazil

    Year Dates Severity (Reuters) ICO notes 1902 End July/early August Very grave   1918 24 to 26 June Grave   1942 End June/early July Grave   1943 No dates available Moderate   1953 4 to 5 July Grave … Continue reading

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The Current Fall in Arabica Coffee Prices in Perspective

based on March 19th close: Arabica futures low of  $1.3255  is the lowest since June 2010. Coffee Prices lost 37 percent last year, making it the worst performer in the Standard & Poor’s GSCI gauge of 24 commodities.  Robusta on … Continue reading

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As the bear consensus grows, how to look for the contrarian buying chance?

Markets bottom when the last holdouts try, against their instinct, to join the party and the longs finally give up.  In other words when that friend that said that it was a buy at 160, 150 and 140 finally turns … Continue reading

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Coffee Prices down to a 33-month low: A summary of bearish highlights

Arabica certified stocks are up to more than 2.74 million bags (6.7% higher YTD) Stocks in Brazil are estimated higher also as farmers have slowed down their sales (71% sold vs 87% last year) The low achieved Friday and the … Continue reading

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Coffee Some Support and Resistance Numbers after making a year low

4 Week High 147.50 146.11 38.2% Retracement from 13 Week Low 145.43 14-3 Day Raw Stochastic at 80% 145.11 Price Crosses 40 Day Moving Average 144.40 14-3 Day Raw Stochastic at 70% 143.55 38.2% Retracement from 4 Week High 143.32 … Continue reading

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