Traders Tense Ahead of Macro Events
Jun 14, 2012
Good Morning! Paul Georgy with early morning comments for June 14, 2012 at 5:30 am. Corn and soybean futures are mixed as soybeans continues to decline. Traders are adjusting positions as the next 2 weeks are filled with key events. This morning we have the Weekly Export Sales, the Greek Parliamentary Election this weekend, G20 Meeting in Mexico on Monday and Tuesday and FOMC meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. By the time we trade through these reports will we be in the middle of estimates for the Quarterly Stocks and Planted Acreage report which will be released on June 29th
. Weather forecasting models have added more rain for the Midwest starting the middle of next week. Crops will see more stress before any moisture arrives. Basis has strengthened at the gulf and at ethanol plants in the Midwest. This is providing support for July corn futures as cash markets are now 80 over is some areas. The new crop corn is being pressured by fund and technical selling. The 5.00 area is now major support for Dec corn. Export sales estimates for the 7:30 report are: corn 350 to 700 tmt, beans 450 to 750 tmt, wheat 150 to 350 tmt. The Allendale Ag Leaders Webinar
scheduled for June 26 will answer specific questions on production and acreage before the USDA report. Cash cattle traded yesterday afternoon at 118 to 119 which is 3 to 4 dollars lower than last week. Boxed beef values were mixed with choice up .28 and select down .19. Pork continues to separate itself from cattle as the cash hog and product markets has started a seasonal rally. Pork Cutout was up .93. Morning Coffee
will be updated by 8:00 am
Markets as of 5:30 AM
Jly Corn +6 1/4
Jly Beans -5 1/4
Jly Wheat +4
Aug Cattle -.15
Jly Hogs +.50
Sep S&P +2.00
Sep Dlr +.10
Jly Crude +.14
Aug Gold +1.50
Here are just a few of the reports we follow and record historical data on:
Allendale Advanced Charts
Yesterday’s extremely weak performance in June Live Cattle has now made the $116.15 pivot low a level of critical importance. A close below $116.15 would confirm a double top which would project a move $4.25 lower to $111.90.
Get technical analysis for corn, beans, wheat, cattle, hogs, crude and dollar markets.
Nelson Notes from the desk of Rich Nelson
Allendale estimated corn and bean yields at 159.7 and 43.96. USDA kept its 166.0 and 43.9 estimates unchanged from the May release. They typically do not adjust yields to current conditions until the July report.
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