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AM Outlook - Bears are Hunting

GOOD MORNING, The markets were extremely overbought with beans running out of gas to the upside yesterday.  The strong bullish reaction to the Jan. WASDE now puts the acreage fight for 2021 in full view, and perhaps the mission of the corn market was to make a stronger showing in lieu of lofty bean values.  Slightly weaker spreads imply that US farmers liked this week's prices, and took the rally to get something on the books.   Funds kicked up trading ranges with their buying activity, but it remains a bit troubling for the bean market bull that open interest has not grown in that market.  Week after week the commitment-of-traders report shows the same size position for beans, which suggests that there are some n...

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AM Outlook - Busy Start

GOOD MORNING, The night session featured a higher wheat market vs. lower markets elsewhere, supported by Matif corn and wheat that gapped into new highs overnight. Russia's restrictions and export taxes, ($1.65 export tax on wheat exports after March 1), could mean that as much as 5-7 mmt of Ru...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Wheat Up, Rest Down

SPREADS March crush falls further to 62c/bu, while oilshare weakens to 30.98%.    July/Dec corn inverse falls to 67 1/2c from 75c, while March/May trades from 2 1/4c to 3c carry.  March/May wheat trades from 3/4c to 1c carry.   March wheat/corn trades from 1.50c to 1.58...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 21 Corn closed at $5.315/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Wheat closed at $6.755/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Soybeans closed at $14.1675/bushel, down $0.1375 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Soymeal closed at $463.2/short ton, down $1...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Busy Start

GOOD MORNING, The night session featured a higher wheat market vs. lower markets elsewhere, supported by Matif corn and wheat that gapped into new highs overnight. Russia's restrictions and export taxes, ($1.65 export tax on wheat exports after March 1), could mean that as much as 5-7 mmt of Ru...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Wheat Up, Rest Down

SPREADS March crush falls further to 62c/bu, while oilshare weakens to 30.98%.    July/Dec corn inverse falls to 67 1/2c from 75c, while March/May trades from 2 1/4c to 3c carry.  March/May wheat trades from 3/4c to 1c carry.   March wheat/corn trades from 1.50c to 1.58...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 21 Corn closed at $5.315/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Wheat closed at $6.755/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Soybeans closed at $14.1675/bushel, down $0.1375 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Soymeal closed at $463.2/short ton, down $1...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Russian Export Duties Spark Wheat Rally; Profit Taking Sends Corn, Soybeans Lower

The CBOT settled mostly lower heading into the long, three-day weekend with traders citing profit taking and uncertain macro markets as reasons for the lower trade. CBOT corn, soybeans, and wheat have all posted six- or seven-year highs this week and the overbought nature of these markets made...

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