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Technical Views - Retesting Highs

SPREADS October crush trades to 73.82c/bu while oilshare trades to 34.78%.  Spreads are slightly weaker today with Nov/Jan trading out to 3 3/4c from lows of 2 3/4c.  Dec/Dec corn trades back out to 21 1/2c from 19c, and Dec/March trades from 9c to 9 3/4c.  Dec wheat/corn trades from 1.75c to 1.72c.   PALM OIL November up 82 ringgits, with cash offers up $27.50/mt, hitting its highest level since Jan 24.  Palm oil prices are trading sharply higher on bullish soyoil.  Cargo surveyors are expected to release data on export volumes on Tuesday.   NEWS Stocks are higher this morning, up 260 pts. with crude oil trading down to $36.85/barrel.  The US dollar falls to 92.98. CALLS Calls are as...

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Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.785/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $5.75/bushel, up $0.1875 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $10.435/bushel, up $0.15 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $342.1/short ton, up $6.8 from ye...

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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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