Last Week’s Close: March corn futures finished Friday’s session up ½ of a cent, putting futures in positive territory for the week by an equal amount. Futures traded in a 6 ½ cent range through the week. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report showed funds bought 49,824 contracts through December 11th, expanding their net long position to 89,734 contracts.
Fundamentals: There is not a lot of new news expected this week outside of weekly export inspections and export sales. We will continue to monitor weather and crop developments in South America as they will likely be a “leading” catalyst.
Last Week’s Close: January soybean futures finished Friday’s session 7 cents lower, extending losses for the week to 16 cents. Futures traded in a 28-cent range through the week. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report showed funds bought 11,893 contracts through December 11th, trimming their net short position to just 683 contracts.
Fundamentals: NOPA crush will be out this morning, the average analyst estimate for November soybean crush comes in at 168.44 million bushels, smack dab in the middle of last years (163.55) and last months (173.1). Market participants will continue to keep an ear to the ground for any new news on trade with China. Option expiration this week would have a near term influence on prices.
Last Week’s Close: March wheat futures finished Friday’s session down 6 cents, putting prices in negative territory for the week by 1 ¾ cents. Futures traded in a 21-cent range through the week. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report showed funds bought 4,507 contracts through December 11th, trimming their net short position to 22,455 contracts.
Fundamentals: Wheat futures have clawed back some of Friday’s losses, in the overnight and early morning trade. With not a lot of new news expected, we will be watching money flow and the broader grain complex as a leading indicator. We know funds have been covering and we expect that trend to continue if the market can find a reason for a technical breakout (see technicals below).
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