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Technical Views - Firm on Export Sales

SPREADS Crush remains firm with Oct. trading up to 1.07c/bu and oilshare correcting lower again to 32.70 percent.  Dec wheat/corn moved above the August highs triggering more fund buying trading today at 1.20 1/2c from 1.18c.   Nov/Jan beans remain a firm 14c to 14 1/4c from values that were 13c week ago.  Dec/March meal narrows back into $4.90 from $5.10.  Dec 19/Dec 20 carry trades out to 43c from 40 1/4c.   PALM OIL Malaysian Palm Oil Board forecasts August 2019 production at 1.821 mmt, above expectations for 1.770 mmt of production, and up from 1.740 mmt in July.  August 2018 production was 1.620 mmt.   NEWS The Dow is slightly lower in early trade.  Crude remains firm trading...

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