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Market Commentary: CBOT Tests Bulls Amid Macro Risk-Off

The CBOT issued its first real test of bull’s commitment since the present rally started in August. Wheat futures posted a key reversal while corn futures and the soy complex pulled back sharply. Funds were noted sellers, following Friday’s massive gain in open interest across nearly all commodities. That fund selling, however, found end-user buy orders eagerly waiting below the market for corn and soybeans. Corn and soybeans are still showing technical strength while the wheat markets look more bearish after today’s trade.  The weekly Export Inspections report was neutral corn and wheat with the respective 74 and 8 percent YTD increases offsetting both commodity’s failure to meet their needed weekly pace. Soyb...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $4.0875/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $6.32/bushel, up $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $10.64/bushel, up $0.0975 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $371.9/short ton, down $1.3 from y...

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Weighing in on strategic realignment

WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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