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Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New High; La Nina Increasingly Bullish

Wheat, corn, and soybeans all opened higher, as called, and posted fresh highs for their respective rallies. Only wheat, however, was able to hold gains as profit taking and disappointing export sales news weighed on corn and soybeans. Corn sales and shipments missed their mark this week while the lack of daily export soybean sales to China pressured the soy complex. Bull spreading developed between grains/soy while end users supported soyoil on a break to the 50-day MA. Rains are slated for Brazil and parts of Argentina this weekend, but WPI notes planting progress must move significantly higher for the precipitation to have a bearish impact. The La Nina weather event is increasingly threatening to the South American soybean/corn crops an...

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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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