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Market Commentary: China Buying Sends Corn to Contract High; Livestock Futures Retreat

CBOT markets continue to rebound from last week’s selloff with soyoil leading the way and corn posting a new contract high overnight. Canola futures rallied again to new contract highs, which helped the CBOT soy complex firm on Wednesday. Wheat was the laggard of the CBOT with traders usi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Export Demand and Fund Buying Lifts CBOT

Export demand and a resurgence of fund buying sent CBOT corn, wheat, and soy complex futures sharply higher on Tuesday. The recent correction, whether driven by Chinese fund liquidation, margin calls, or profit taking, looks to have done its job of chasing out weak longs and stimulating commerc...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 26 January)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 January 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets played their normal game this week; indices and rates were up for the first three business days and then ran into selling pressure and scaled back from the highs at weeks end. Overall, markets a...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 26 January)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 January 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets played their normal game this week; indices and rates were up for the first three business days and then ran into selling pressure and scaled back from the highs at weeks end. Overall, market...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Commercial Buying Lifts CBOT; Corn, Soybeans Try to Forge Sideways Ranges

Friday’s selloff at the CBOT found aggressive end-user and commercial pricing activity on Monday. Markets traded lower overnight but triggered notable buying action as prices hit key support levels. The subsequent rally in the day session left the market with the feeling that near-term lo...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Corn Argentina’s corn planting is 94 percent completed across the expected 6.3 million hectares (Mha). Recent rains in the center and north of the country have resulted in modest crop rating improvements, but some areas are still suffering from drought.   Now that the corn plant...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Tumbles on Fund and Technical Selling

Trade was one-sided at the CBOT on Friday with aggressive selling the theme of the day. The markets opened on the defensive as expected, with funds lightening up on what had become burdensome long positions. That weakness accelerated into the noon hour and sell-stops were triggered as corn and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Lower Volume, Lower Changes

The bull market had a split decision today, with corn, soybeans and soyoil up but wheat taking its losses. USDA flash announcements of large old crop corn export sales (likely to China) and soybeans sales affirmed the rumor of the past couple of days and helped today’s confidence. Buying...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: South American Weather; China Soymeal Stocks; U.S. Soybean Sales and Forecasts

South American Weather Still Not Ideal for Soybean Crops In the last couple of weeks, the weather in Brazil has mostly been very good for that country’s soybean crop. Most parts of the soybean growing areas have received good rainfall amounts. However, there continues to be parts of the c...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Rebounds from Overnight Weakness on Active End-User Pricing

The CBOT opened weaker overnight with fund liquidation continuing, especially in soybeans. March soybean futures fell 26 cents in the first 30 minutes of overnight trade while corn found better initial support but eventually traded lower and filled the open chart gap. The overnight weakness att...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Falls on Profit Taking, Weak Palm Oil; South American Dryness Returns this Week

The CBOT settled lower under a mix of profit taking and position liquidation after a weekend of mostly favorable weather across South America. Funds were heavy sellers in corn and soybeans, selling some 15,000 and 20,000 contracts, respectively, in each market. The CBOT tends to weaken in the s...

SEA High Road; China’s Mixed Story; Focus and Outlook

SEA High Road European activists have tarnished palm oil from Southeast Asia by saying it destroys rainforests and compelled some countries to ban its use in biofuels. Malaysia has filed a WTO complaint over the ban and joined with Indonesia in trying to resuscitate their image in Europe via a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: China Buying Sends Corn to Contract High; Livestock Futures Retreat

CBOT markets continue to rebound from last week’s selloff with soyoil leading the way and corn posting a new contract high overnight. Canola futures rallied again to new contract highs, which helped the CBOT soy complex firm on Wednesday. Wheat was the laggard of the CBOT with traders usi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Export Demand and Fund Buying Lifts CBOT

Export demand and a resurgence of fund buying sent CBOT corn, wheat, and soy complex futures sharply higher on Tuesday. The recent correction, whether driven by Chinese fund liquidation, margin calls, or profit taking, looks to have done its job of chasing out weak longs and stimulating commerc...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 26 January)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 January 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets played their normal game this week; indices and rates were up for the first three business days and then ran into selling pressure and scaled back from the highs at weeks end. Overall, markets a...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 26 January)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 January 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets played their normal game this week; indices and rates were up for the first three business days and then ran into selling pressure and scaled back from the highs at weeks end. Overall, market...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Commercial Buying Lifts CBOT; Corn, Soybeans Try to Forge Sideways Ranges

Friday’s selloff at the CBOT found aggressive end-user and commercial pricing activity on Monday. Markets traded lower overnight but triggered notable buying action as prices hit key support levels. The subsequent rally in the day session left the market with the feeling that near-term lo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Corn Argentina’s corn planting is 94 percent completed across the expected 6.3 million hectares (Mha). Recent rains in the center and north of the country have resulted in modest crop rating improvements, but some areas are still suffering from drought.   Now that the corn plant...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Tumbles on Fund and Technical Selling

Trade was one-sided at the CBOT on Friday with aggressive selling the theme of the day. The markets opened on the defensive as expected, with funds lightening up on what had become burdensome long positions. That weakness accelerated into the noon hour and sell-stops were triggered as corn and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Lower Volume, Lower Changes

The bull market had a split decision today, with corn, soybeans and soyoil up but wheat taking its losses. USDA flash announcements of large old crop corn export sales (likely to China) and soybeans sales affirmed the rumor of the past couple of days and helped today’s confidence. Buying...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: South American Weather; China Soymeal Stocks; U.S. Soybean Sales and Forecasts

South American Weather Still Not Ideal for Soybean Crops In the last couple of weeks, the weather in Brazil has mostly been very good for that country’s soybean crop. Most parts of the soybean growing areas have received good rainfall amounts. However, there continues to be parts of the c...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Rebounds from Overnight Weakness on Active End-User Pricing

The CBOT opened weaker overnight with fund liquidation continuing, especially in soybeans. March soybean futures fell 26 cents in the first 30 minutes of overnight trade while corn found better initial support but eventually traded lower and filled the open chart gap. The overnight weakness att...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Falls on Profit Taking, Weak Palm Oil; South American Dryness Returns this Week

The CBOT settled lower under a mix of profit taking and position liquidation after a weekend of mostly favorable weather across South America. Funds were heavy sellers in corn and soybeans, selling some 15,000 and 20,000 contracts, respectively, in each market. The CBOT tends to weaken in the s...

SEA High Road; China’s Mixed Story; Focus and Outlook

SEA High Road European activists have tarnished palm oil from Southeast Asia by saying it destroys rainforests and compelled some countries to ban its use in biofuels. Malaysia has filed a WTO complaint over the ban and joined with Indonesia in trying to resuscitate their image in Europe via a...

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