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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Turnaround Tuesday’s higher prices for grain and soy futures did not last long. An array of negative macro influences and forecasts for a week of favorable weather for the Plains and Midwest sent soy and wheat prices back near where they were at Monday’s close. Commodity prices in g...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight trade in CME grain and soy futures bounced off yesterday’s closes in modest Turnaround Tuesday fashion, indicating that markets had absorbed the bearish news contained in last Friday’s August WASDE. Wheat contracts were the leader with 6-7 cent gains. Corn and soybeans fol...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were lower in the Sunday evening session as the hangover from last Friday’s bearish USDA corn and soybean numbers continued. The wheat numbers that day were actually supportive, but wheat was the weakest market overnight and again today with double-digit losses throughout most of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

At the end of the day, it was all about what USDA had to say. That turned out to be another bearish report on corn and, especially, soybeans. The wheat numbers were somewhat positive. Markets were hoping USDA would make just modest upward yield adjustments for corn and soybeans, but it didn&rsq...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight trade was quiet as expected with traders looking to reduce risk and position in preparation for tomorrow’s mid-session WASDE release. Wheat and soybeans were lower overnight, but corn held on to small gains. Dalian soy complex and corn futures were once again quite strong, while...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight with little fresh direction, and prices were mostly a bit higher. Much of the selling seemed to be liquidation of presumably profitable long positions. New short positions just ahead of Friday’s WASDE would require that the sellers have stron...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

President Trump has called for 25 percent tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports, possibly as early as late September, and this has thrown a wet blanket over the soybean futures market. No one knows what will happen or when, but the assumption is that the hoped-for resumption of off...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Yesterday’s big soybean rally was sponsored by a press report indicating the possibility that the U.S. and China might resume a formal discussion on the current trade conflict. Overnight price action suggested that the rally was overdone as soybean futures gave back more than one-third of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices firmed overnight as the leading weather models indicated the return of above-normal temperatures and dry conditions to portions of the Midwest during the first two weeks of August. Although crop maturity is generally eight-10 days ahead of average, heat and dryness during e...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were higher overnight. They were led again by wheat, which then exploded to gains of 15-20 cents at this morning’s openings. Corn and soybeans were higher, but there was no real excitement in those markets. Trading volume was much better than last Friday. In a change from late las...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were mixed overnight and today. Volume was very light  for corn and soybeans but better than average for Chicago wheat. The markets actually traded better than expected after yesterday’s late break from strong early day trade. Funds were light sellers of corn and wheat while...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

News that the U.S. and the EU pulled back from a potentially escalating trade war gave financial markets a boost late yesterday, and the agreements between President Trump and EU President Juncker included a promise that the EU would buy more U.S. soybeans. Algorithmic trading programs read the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Turnaround Tuesday’s higher prices for grain and soy futures did not last long. An array of negative macro influences and forecasts for a week of favorable weather for the Plains and Midwest sent soy and wheat prices back near where they were at Monday’s close. Commodity prices in g...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight trade in CME grain and soy futures bounced off yesterday’s closes in modest Turnaround Tuesday fashion, indicating that markets had absorbed the bearish news contained in last Friday’s August WASDE. Wheat contracts were the leader with 6-7 cent gains. Corn and soybeans fol...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were lower in the Sunday evening session as the hangover from last Friday’s bearish USDA corn and soybean numbers continued. The wheat numbers that day were actually supportive, but wheat was the weakest market overnight and again today with double-digit losses throughout most of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

At the end of the day, it was all about what USDA had to say. That turned out to be another bearish report on corn and, especially, soybeans. The wheat numbers were somewhat positive. Markets were hoping USDA would make just modest upward yield adjustments for corn and soybeans, but it didn&rsq...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight trade was quiet as expected with traders looking to reduce risk and position in preparation for tomorrow’s mid-session WASDE release. Wheat and soybeans were lower overnight, but corn held on to small gains. Dalian soy complex and corn futures were once again quite strong, while...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight with little fresh direction, and prices were mostly a bit higher. Much of the selling seemed to be liquidation of presumably profitable long positions. New short positions just ahead of Friday’s WASDE would require that the sellers have stron...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

President Trump has called for 25 percent tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports, possibly as early as late September, and this has thrown a wet blanket over the soybean futures market. No one knows what will happen or when, but the assumption is that the hoped-for resumption of off...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Yesterday’s big soybean rally was sponsored by a press report indicating the possibility that the U.S. and China might resume a formal discussion on the current trade conflict. Overnight price action suggested that the rally was overdone as soybean futures gave back more than one-third of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices firmed overnight as the leading weather models indicated the return of above-normal temperatures and dry conditions to portions of the Midwest during the first two weeks of August. Although crop maturity is generally eight-10 days ahead of average, heat and dryness during e...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were higher overnight. They were led again by wheat, which then exploded to gains of 15-20 cents at this morning’s openings. Corn and soybeans were higher, but there was no real excitement in those markets. Trading volume was much better than last Friday. In a change from late las...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were mixed overnight and today. Volume was very light  for corn and soybeans but better than average for Chicago wheat. The markets actually traded better than expected after yesterday’s late break from strong early day trade. Funds were light sellers of corn and wheat while...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

News that the U.S. and the EU pulled back from a potentially escalating trade war gave financial markets a boost late yesterday, and the agreements between President Trump and EU President Juncker included a promise that the EU would buy more U.S. soybeans. Algorithmic trading programs read the...

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