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Wheat Recent Wheat Analysis

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Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8175/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $315.1/short ton, up $2.9 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had some follow-through overnight from yesterday’s good gains. Wheat and soybeans were up 3-4 cents with corn fractionally higher. None of that enthusiasm was present today in either of those markets, though. Meanwhile, soybean futures made a run at double-digit gains before closi...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Rabi Sowing Down As of 18 January 2019, the total rabi planted area was down 4.8 percent versus 2017/18. While wheat is among the crops affected, pulses and coarse cereals, most especially pearl millet, are down significantly (see table below). The overal oilseed area has been good, however, as...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices were mildly firmer overnight, based mostly on forecasts that the adverse South American weather conditions would persist at least through January. Otherwise, inputs were lacking, however, and trading was uninspired. The overnight trade gave no hint of the rally that took of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8/bushel, up $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0775/bushel, up $0.1325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $312.2/short ton, up $2.1 from ye...

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Closing Bell Wrap-Up: CBOT Starts Slow, Scrambles to Exciting Finish

Morning price action at the CBOT was firm but mostly boring. That all changed around midday, however, as rumors of export sales, combined with headlines that Argentina’s soybean crop will be smaller than expected, sparked a large (by today’s standards) rally in the grains. Soybeans...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The missing USDA reports due to the government shutdown receive all of the attention, but the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report is among the missing as well. The last one was issued on 21 December with futures position data of...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-11 January 2019 All domestic grain prices (except for milling rye) rose in RUB expression, but the growth in USD expression was significant due to the strengthening ruble. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat export price increased $2/MT to $240/MT FOB Black Sea, while...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.74/bushel, up $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.125/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.945/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $310.1/short ton, up $0.8 from ye...

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Closing Bell Wrap-Up: Hogs Crash and Burn, Cattle Rally

CBOT prices were higher today after yesterday’s selloff. There was little fundamental reason for the move, except that traders must have sold what they wanted yesterday, leaving buyers to gain a slight advantage. Commercial purchases of “cheap” corn and soybeans was notable, a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy markets tried to generate a “Turnaround Tuesday” during the overnight session but struggled to hold on to minor gains. This difficulty was a signal that Tuesday might be a tough day for the markets, and so it was. Markets assume that China has purchased 5 MMT of soybea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7125/bushel, down $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.11/bushel, down $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.9325/bushel, down $0.1025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $309.3/short ton, down $...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up: Corn Breaks Important Technical Mark

Corn and soybeans plunged today on news from USTR Lighthizer that the U.S. and China made little progress on trade talks. The market had previously been encouraged by rumors of ag and energy purchases, including crude oil and DDGS, that theoretically signaled China’s increasing willingnes...

wheat feed-grains biofuel

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Bad weather in Egypt has closed four ports on the Red Sea and two on the Mediterranean. Very strong winds are reportedly causing docking and visibility difficulties due to sand and dust storms. Egypt normally experiences strong khamaseen winds...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Wheat and soybean futures were lower overnight, and they stuck to that pattern through the day with soybeans opening with steeper losses. Meanwhile, corn was steady during the night session and finished today fractionally higher after posting 2-3 cent gains in the first half hour. The U.S. gove...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.785/bushel, up $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1425/bushel, down $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.035/bushel, down $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $311.8/short ton, down $2...

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Smile! Options Market Reflects Bullish Corn Sentiment

Today’s trading in corn futures and options reflects the increasingly bullish sentiments held by traders. Similarly, despite wheat futures’ recent history of range-bound trading, options traders foresee more upside potential than downside risk with futures prices near their recent &...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil The soybean market remains slow. With China very quiet and Brazil currently cheaper than U.S. Gulf, basis continues to fall. The only movement has been for spot positions with the market turning into a carry structure for January onward. Last week there were rumors of a trade at...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7825/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.195/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1025/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $314.6/short ton, down $2.2 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets rebounded overnight following Thursday’s big losses. It was interesting that no one could come up with a solid reason yesterday for the unexpected and big fund selling. Some attributed it to the fact that there would be no USDA reports released today, which include the winter whea...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Lower U.S. Wheat Ending Stocks Again in 2019/20

One of the major USDA reports that were supposed to be issued today was the U.S. winter wheat planting estimate. WPI’s own estimate that was discussed last Friday (click here ) includes a 1.9 million acre reduction in those plantings and an 800,000 acre increase in spring wheat plant...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight amid low volume, and prices were not much changed by the morning recess. The overnight action (or rather the lack thereof) did not prepare traders for the big and broad sell-off that took place during the day session. Bulls like to be fed every day...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Bullish Markets Until ……?

Grain and soy futures markets were mostly mired in a pit of bearish mud for the last half of 2018. Years of big U.S. and world crops had resulted in a buildup of stocks to record or near-record levels. Estimated world consumption of corn and wheat seemed to finally catch up with production...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7625/bushel, down $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1375/bushel, down $0.0625 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0675/bushel, down $0.1725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $316.8/short ton, down...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8175/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $315.1/short ton, up $2.9 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had some follow-through overnight from yesterday’s good gains. Wheat and soybeans were up 3-4 cents with corn fractionally higher. None of that enthusiasm was present today in either of those markets, though. Meanwhile, soybean futures made a run at double-digit gains before closi...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Rabi Sowing Down As of 18 January 2019, the total rabi planted area was down 4.8 percent versus 2017/18. While wheat is among the crops affected, pulses and coarse cereals, most especially pearl millet, are down significantly (see table below). The overal oilseed area has been good, however, as...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices were mildly firmer overnight, based mostly on forecasts that the adverse South American weather conditions would persist at least through January. Otherwise, inputs were lacking, however, and trading was uninspired. The overnight trade gave no hint of the rally that took of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8/bushel, up $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0775/bushel, up $0.1325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $312.2/short ton, up $2.1 from ye...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up: CBOT Starts Slow, Scrambles to Exciting Finish

Morning price action at the CBOT was firm but mostly boring. That all changed around midday, however, as rumors of export sales, combined with headlines that Argentina’s soybean crop will be smaller than expected, sparked a large (by today’s standards) rally in the grains. Soybeans...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The missing USDA reports due to the government shutdown receive all of the attention, but the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report is among the missing as well. The last one was issued on 21 December with futures position data of...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-11 January 2019 All domestic grain prices (except for milling rye) rose in RUB expression, but the growth in USD expression was significant due to the strengthening ruble. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat export price increased $2/MT to $240/MT FOB Black Sea, while...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.74/bushel, up $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.125/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.945/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $310.1/short ton, up $0.8 from ye...

livestock feed-grains wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up: Hogs Crash and Burn, Cattle Rally

CBOT prices were higher today after yesterday’s selloff. There was little fundamental reason for the move, except that traders must have sold what they wanted yesterday, leaving buyers to gain a slight advantage. Commercial purchases of “cheap” corn and soybeans was notable, a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy markets tried to generate a “Turnaround Tuesday” during the overnight session but struggled to hold on to minor gains. This difficulty was a signal that Tuesday might be a tough day for the markets, and so it was. Markets assume that China has purchased 5 MMT of soybea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7125/bushel, down $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.11/bushel, down $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.9325/bushel, down $0.1025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $309.3/short ton, down $...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up: Corn Breaks Important Technical Mark

Corn and soybeans plunged today on news from USTR Lighthizer that the U.S. and China made little progress on trade talks. The market had previously been encouraged by rumors of ag and energy purchases, including crude oil and DDGS, that theoretically signaled China’s increasing willingnes...

wheat feed-grains biofuel

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Bad weather in Egypt has closed four ports on the Red Sea and two on the Mediterranean. Very strong winds are reportedly causing docking and visibility difficulties due to sand and dust storms. Egypt normally experiences strong khamaseen winds...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Wheat and soybean futures were lower overnight, and they stuck to that pattern through the day with soybeans opening with steeper losses. Meanwhile, corn was steady during the night session and finished today fractionally higher after posting 2-3 cent gains in the first half hour. The U.S. gove...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.785/bushel, up $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1425/bushel, down $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.035/bushel, down $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $311.8/short ton, down $2...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Smile! Options Market Reflects Bullish Corn Sentiment

Today’s trading in corn futures and options reflects the increasingly bullish sentiments held by traders. Similarly, despite wheat futures’ recent history of range-bound trading, options traders foresee more upside potential than downside risk with futures prices near their recent &...

soy-oilseeds wheat feed-grains

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil The soybean market remains slow. With China very quiet and Brazil currently cheaper than U.S. Gulf, basis continues to fall. The only movement has been for spot positions with the market turning into a carry structure for January onward. Last week there were rumors of a trade at...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7825/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.195/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1025/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $314.6/short ton, down $2.2 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets rebounded overnight following Thursday’s big losses. It was interesting that no one could come up with a solid reason yesterday for the unexpected and big fund selling. Some attributed it to the fact that there would be no USDA reports released today, which include the winter whea...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Lower U.S. Wheat Ending Stocks Again in 2019/20

One of the major USDA reports that were supposed to be issued today was the U.S. winter wheat planting estimate. WPI’s own estimate that was discussed last Friday (click here ) includes a 1.9 million acre reduction in those plantings and an 800,000 acre increase in spring wheat plant...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight amid low volume, and prices were not much changed by the morning recess. The overnight action (or rather the lack thereof) did not prepare traders for the big and broad sell-off that took place during the day session. Bulls like to be fed every day...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Bullish Markets Until ……?

Grain and soy futures markets were mostly mired in a pit of bearish mud for the last half of 2018. Years of big U.S. and world crops had resulted in a buildup of stocks to record or near-record levels. Estimated world consumption of corn and wheat seemed to finally catch up with production...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7625/bushel, down $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1375/bushel, down $0.0625 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0675/bushel, down $0.1725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $316.8/short ton, down...

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