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THE OPEN Nov beans:  2 3/4 higher Dec meal:  .30 higher Dec soyoil:  40 higher Dec corn:  1 1/2 lower Dec wheat:  4 3/4 lower The markets opened as called but the expectation for increased harvest and overbought markets sent prices into a badly needed round of profit-taking.  Sell-stops were triggered in beans, with wheat prices leading the way lower.  Weaker wheat weighed on corn, despite more biz announcements to China.  Charts were in back and fill territory today for a turn-around Tuesday session of trade.  Weaker spreads recently foreshadowed the break.   SOY New highs in December soyoil futures and profit-taking in beans set the stage for a correction for the soy complex...

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