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Market Commentary: CBOT Ends Week Mixed Amid Bullish U.S., Brazilian Weather

Light volume trade, profit taking, and spread reversals led to a mixed CBOT on Friday. Wheat futures were sharply lower as showers across the Plains boosted the crop outlook and prompted profit taking and reversal of wheat/corn spreads. Corn pushed higher and scored a new contract high while soybeans were mixed under the bullish influence of soymeal and the bearish tug of a reversal in soyoil. The U.S. and Brazilian weather forecasts remain at the forefront of traders’ minds, which is lending a sustained bullish outlook to the market. For the day, funds were net sellers of 11,000 contracts of wheat and 7,000 contracts of soyoil. Funds were buyers of 10,000 contracts of corn, 6,000 soybean contracts, and 5,000 contracts of soymeal. Tr...

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