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PM Post: Trading Tomorrow's Expectations

THE OPEN May beans: 4 1/4 lower March meal: .20 lower March soyoil: 49 lower May corn: 1 1/2 lower May wheat:  5 lower The markets opened lower as called with March soyoil and oilshare trading lower. China continues to add stimulus to keep its economy going which is translating to better stock performance today. The IMF announced that world growth would continue to improve despite the coronavirus.  Technical trade continues in wheat, with funds long and grabbing headlines to justify their position. Buy meal/sell soyoil and buy beans/sell corn became the trade of the day, as wheat prices sat where they were for much of the day having tacked on huge gains yesterday. Later in the session bean prices tacked on more gains wi...

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