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AM Outlook - Looking for Cover

GOOD MORNING, The rising soy complex on Thursday was led by meal, which rebounded on technical consideration and news that Argentina's largest meal exporter, Vicentin, was in financial distress and having payment restructuring issues.  This company is Argentina's number one exporter of soybean products and therefore, any loss in that location favors a gain in another, in this case the US.   The rally in meal set in motion a sharp sell-off in oilshare, as oil bulls liquidated against rising meal prices.   Traders seemed to be caught off guard, with estimated positions still showing the futures / options funds short 40K meal vs. a 60K long in soyoil.  Bean rallies are typically off the back of meal shortages, w...

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