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Market Commentary: Corn, Wheat Start Week Firm; Soybeans Rally as Technicals Lead Fundamentals?

The CBOT was mostly higher for the day with corn and wheat finding small gains on light buying interest while soybeans jumped higher on export demand and a rally in soyoil. Soyoil futures were nearly 3 percent higher for the day with noted bull spreading in a likely sign of commercial demand. Fresh fundamental news was light for the day beyond the Export Inspections and Crop Progress data, and traders continue to position for Wednesday’s WASDE report. USDA is expected to leave its U.S. corn supply and demand estimates mostly unchanged from October while analysts are more concerned about possible yield, production, and ending stocks cuts for soybeans. A smaller soybean crop is all the more significant with weather challenges persisting...

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Export Sales and Shipments for the period June 28-July 4, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 240,400 metric tons (MT) for 2024/2025 primarily for Thailand (60,800 MT), Japan (58,400 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), Indonesia (53,800 MT), Mexico (30,700 MT, including decreases of 1,500 MT), an...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for the period June 28-July 4, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 240,400 metric tons (MT) for 2024/2025 primarily for Thailand (60,800 MT), Japan (58,400 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), Indonesia (53,800 MT), Mexico (30,700 MT, including decreases of 1,500 MT), an...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: New Contract Lows, Including a Soymeal Double

Contrasted with yesterday’s sour mood, most contracts found greenery in today’s trading. But that doesn’t mean the bearish overcast went away, it just took a small break here and there. Beyond the general tenor, there were some notable milestones: Corn and soybeans got a sma...

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