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PM Post - Trumped Again

THE OPEN Nov beans:  4 higher Dec meal:   1.40 higher Dec soyoil:   18 lower Dec corn:    13 lower Dec wheat:  5 1/4 lower The markets opened as called with prices continuing to digest the numbers from yesterday's report.  Short-covering was noted for the bean market while corn prices continued to stay at the lower end of the recent trade.   Shortly after the open it was announced that the White House would delay new tariffs on certain goods imported from China and remove tariffs on other goods entirely, sparking a quick reaction from Wall Street where stocks were up over 400 points.  Soybean prices reversed course from lower to higher, triggering buy-stops and negating early...

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