Market Matters
Todd Hultman DTN Grains Analyst
Fri Apr 3, 2015 11:07 AM CDT

What a difference a month can make. On Mar. 10, I wrote about a U.S. dollar index that was spiraling higher, fed by news of a growing U.S. economy that was anticipating its first hike in interest rates since 2006.* At the same time, Europe's economies struggled with low growth, Greece's debt problems, and pockets of high unemployment.

Money chases opportunity and the obvious contrast sent the dollar index to a high of 100.33 on Mar. 13, a 26% gain in just under nine months. For U.S. grain prices, the dollar's rise was bearish news, especially in the month of ...

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