Grains Bounce to Start Holiday Week
Nov 19, 2012
Good Morning! Paul Georgy with early morning comments for November 19, 2012 at 5:10 am. Grains futures rebound after last week’s sharp sell-off. Trading hours in the week ahead will be shortened by the observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday when markets are closed. Friday trading will be limited between the hours of 9:30 to 12:00 for grains. December options expire on Friday with largest current open interest at 7.00 in corn and 8.50 in wheat. EPA turns down several states request for waiver. The gamesmanship in Washington is working on trader’s commitment to carrying positions in commodities. The managed money last week reduced long positions in corn by 32,000 and soybeans by 39,000. We expect some position adjusting early in the week and volume to get lighter as we move closer to the holiday. Headlines out of Washington will influence markets as negotiations progress on the US budget. Weather in South America seems favorable for the time being. The USDA Cattle-on-Feed Report showed livestock producers are concerned about feed prices. The placements during October were the lowest since 1996, down 13% from last year. On feed was 95% of last year, while marketing’s were 103% of 2011. This report suggests tight beef supplies in early 2013. These numbers were in line with trade expectations. Beef prices on Friday were mixed with choice up .09 and select down .05. Pork cutout values were .93 higher. History suggests livestock futures could be volatile this week. Join us at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference
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Markets as of 5:10 AM
Dec Corn +5 3/4
Jan Beans +14
Dec Wheat +6
Dec Cattle Steady-Higher
Dec Hogs Steady-Higher
Dec Dlr -.23
Dec S+P +6.25
Jan Crude +.89
Dec Gold +8.30
Allendale Advanced Charts
Dec Corn has started to build a level of support at the $7.10 level as we look to be building a new trading range between $7.10 and $7.32. A confirmed close above or below these levels should guide us on the next leg of our move…Frank La Placa
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Nelson Notes from the desk of Rich Nelson
The China National Grain and Oils Information Center confirms Chinese crushers have begun to cancel previously booked cargoes. Weak Chinese crush demand is cited. Reuters newswire suggests 600,000 tonnes, or 10 cargoes, were dropped from previously booked December or January delivery orders.
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