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The CBOT featured early firming in the grains complex with nothing but lower prices for the soy complex. Early buy corn/sell soybeans spread trade set the course for lower soy products trade while wheat spent the day drifting lower.  The weekly Export Inspections report showed the influence of the Thanksgiving holiday with shipment volumes for the major commodities all posting sizeable weekly decreases. More importantly, however, YTD corn exports are down 58 percent while the same statistic for soybeans and wheat is 20 and 19 percent higher, respectively. The aggressive pace of soybean shipments so far is a fortunate positive for the soybean market heading into springtime when U.S. exports typically decline.  The one-day del...

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Technical Views - The Details

SPREADS May crush trades to 91.22c/bu, while oilshare is weaker, trading back below 34.0% to 33.87%.  Corn spreads weaken with July/Dec trading out to 3c from 2 1/4c.  March/May corn trades from 4 1/4c to 4 1/2c.  July/Nov beans widen back out to 9 1/4c from 7c.  March/May w...

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GOOD MORNING, Futures are lower this morning led by soyoil, followed by wheat.   Soyoil is lower following a sharp break in palm, as traders are concerned that the virus may lead to lower demand from China and India.  Chicago corn and bean prices piggy-back off weaker Chinese and...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

PM Post: Trading Tomorrow's Expectations

THE OPEN May beans: 4 1/4 lower March meal: .20 lower March soyoil: 49 lower May corn: 1 1/2 lower May wheat:  5 lower The markets opened lower as called with March soyoil and oilshare trading lower. China continues to add stimulus to keep its economy going which is translating to better...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - The Details

SPREADS May crush trades to 91.22c/bu, while oilshare is weaker, trading back below 34.0% to 33.87%.  Corn spreads weaken with July/Dec trading out to 3c from 2 1/4c.  March/May corn trades from 4 1/4c to 4 1/2c.  July/Nov beans widen back out to 9 1/4c from 7c.  March/May w...

feed-grains livestock wheat

AM Outlook - Mostly Sideways

GOOD MORNING, Futures are lower this morning led by soyoil, followed by wheat.   Soyoil is lower following a sharp break in palm, as traders are concerned that the virus may lead to lower demand from China and India.  Chicago corn and bean prices piggy-back off weaker Chinese and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight news that Australia’s 2019/20 wheat crop will be smaller than expected set the stage for a sharp rally in the CBOT wheat markets. Morning calls were for wheat to open higher and pull corn along with it, which is exactly what happened. Few, if any, analysts, however, expected whe...

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