Yesterday’s Close: March corn futures finished yesterday’s session 2 cents lower, trading in a range of 4 ¾ cents. Funds were estimated sellers of 4,000 contracts on the day.
Fundamentals: Export sales this morning came in at 1,177,000 metric tons, this compares to the range of expectations from 800,000-1,100,000 metric tons. There has not been a lot of new news this week but with next week’s USDA report we will likely start seeing some market participants tighten up positions. Early estimates for carryout are coming in from 1.7-1.8 billion bushels.
Yesterday’s Close: January soybean futures finished yesterday’s session down 3 ½ cents, trading in a range of 15 ¼ cents. Funds were estimated sellers of 4,500 contracts on the day.
Fundamentals: Export sales this morning came in at 890,900 metric tons, this compares with analyst expectations from 600,000-900,000 metric tons. The fact that the number wasn’t brutally bearish may be putting more of a positive vibe into a relatively meaningless number. There have been a lot of headlines flying around over the last 24 hours regarding increased tensions again with China, this after a large tech leader in China was arrested in Canada. The original thought was that this was done by the administration for trade leverage as it would be the equivalent to Tim Cook of Apple being arrested. As it turns out, there may be an actual crime and may have nothing to do with the Administration’s negotiating tactics. That was seen by late day prices, not just in soybeans but the broader market.
Yesterday’s Close: March wheat futures finished yesterday’s session down 3 cents, trading in a range of 8 ½ cents. Funds were estimated sellers of 2,000 contracts on the day.
Fundamentals: Export sales this morning came in at 711,700 metric tons, this compares to the range of expectations from 300,000-600,000 metric tons. Wheat will be keeping an eye on corn, soybeans, and the US dollar today was we wrap up the week. Going into next week, all eyes will be on the USDA report. Early estimates for US carryout comes in from 925-985 million bushels. In yesterday’s “2 Minute Drill” we talked about likening the prospects of higher prices, see the technicals below.
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