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Market Commentary: Grains Fall on Weather, Weak Technicals; Livestock Markets Digest New Data

The CBOT pulled back again on Friday with weak technical conditions in corn and soybeans contributing to early declines. U.S. weather forecasts are mostly hot and dry still, but recent European model runs show greater precipitation for the central U.S. That put a bearish bias in the CBOT today as algos traded the new, wetter forecast. December corn and November soybeans triggered sell-stops as the market broke key technical support levels, and funds were net sellers for the day, liquidating recent long positions that are now likely underwater. Wheat futures were lower as well with the corn market offering pressure, but the greatest weakness came from traders simply being exhausted/overextended from the recent rally. Outside of watching exp...

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Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

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China: Will It, or Won’t It, Meet Phase One in Year Two?

As the two-year China-U.S. Phase One trade agreement nears its final months, and seasonal exports trend up, what China does for the rest of the year has become a hot topic.  At a recent event in Kansas City, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. will press China to meet its targets, sta...

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PM Post - Loss of Upside Steam

THE OPEN Nov beans:  3 higher  Dec meal:  1.30 higher Dec soyoil:  15 higher Dec corn:  1 lower  Dec wheat:  4 lower Prices opened as called but oilshare quickly found more selling pressure as traders bot meal/sold soy oil.  The markets continued to find...

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