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Market Commentary: Gap-Higher Open Fades on Liquidation, Risk-Off Trade; Corn Posts New High

May kicked off with Saturday’s running of the 147th Kentucky Derby, arguably the most famous horse race in history, and the Medina Spirit won with a time of 2 minutes 1.02 seconds. On Sunday night, the CBOT seemed determined to match Medina Spirit’s pace and started this week’s market race with a gap-higher opening. Corn futures posted a new contract high overnight, and soybeans and wheat followed closely behind.  Most CBOT contracts ended lower for the day, despite the strong overnight markets. Today is the first day of the CBOT’s new, expanded price limits for commodities listed below. That, combined with higher margin requirements for these commodities means some funds and traders are having to reduce their...

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PM Post - Washout

THE OPEN July beans:  20 lower July meal:  6.20 lower July soyoil:  64 lower July corn:  17 lower July wheat: 7 1/2 lower The markets opened in line with trade expectations, but poor export sales and a negative reaction to the report yesterday set a deeper sell-off in motion...

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Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 30,300 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were down noticeably from the previous week and down 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Corn:  Net sales reductions of 113,400 MT for 2020/2021--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week an...

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AM Outlook - Weather, Stocks and Funds

GOOD MORNING, Prices are lower across the board on profit-taking heading into the weekend.  The USDA report has come and gone, and we are left looking at weather, stocks, and funds. The gist of the report was that the USDA was conservative except for Safrinha corn.  End-users continue...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Washout

THE OPEN July beans:  20 lower July meal:  6.20 lower July soyoil:  64 lower July corn:  17 lower July wheat: 7 1/2 lower The markets opened in line with trade expectations, but poor export sales and a negative reaction to the report yesterday set a deeper sell-off in motion...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 30,300 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were down noticeably from the previous week and down 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Corn:  Net sales reductions of 113,400 MT for 2020/2021--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week an...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Weather, Stocks and Funds

GOOD MORNING, Prices are lower across the board on profit-taking heading into the weekend.  The USDA report has come and gone, and we are left looking at weather, stocks, and funds. The gist of the report was that the USDA was conservative except for Safrinha corn.  End-users continue...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - All Going Down

SPREADS July crush trades to 74c/bu while oilshare trades to 42.68%.  Inverses remain well supported with July/Nov beans trading to 1.95c to 2.08c.  July /Dec meal is weaker trading down to $24.50 from $28.50.  July/Dec corn trades from 1.23c down to 1.12 3/4c inverse.  July...

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