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Closing Grain Comments: 3/6/2020

Mar 09, 2020

Grains were lower on Friday & sagged anew on Sunday night, falling along with a crash in crude oil & global equity markets. 

Closing Grain Comments: 2/28/2020

Mar 02, 2020

Grains rebound from early session lows, but still end the week lower as the financial tumult in global markets takes a toll.  

Closing Grain Comments: 2/25/2020

Feb 26, 2020

Soybeans rally, corn ends fractionally higher & wheat closes mixed as grains avoid meltdowns seen in equities, energy & precious metal markets.  

Closing Grain Comments: 2/24/2020

Feb 25, 2020

Grains & livestock markets followed plunging global equity markets lower on Monday as traders worried the spread of the COVID-19 disease would destroy economic demand.

Closing Grain Comments: 2/21/2020

Feb 24, 2020

Grains were higher on Friday until President Trump tweeted that more MFP aid may be necessary until the trade deals "kick in." The tweet gave traders another reason to be skeptical about demand at the same time that USDA sees a return to normal acreage & yields in 2020. Here is our analysis of Ag Forum, weekly export sales, cattle on feed & CFTC reports that were issued on 2/21/2020.

Closing Grain Comments: 2/19/2020

Feb 20, 2020

Soybeans led corn & wheat prices off their lows on Wednesday as reports of Chinese buying interest surfaced.

Closing Grain Comments: 2/18/2020

Feb 19, 2020

Wheat led corn higher following the 3-day holiday weekend, but soybeans ended slightly lower as skepticism about Chinese demand amid record South American bean output kept a lid on rallies.

Closing Grain Comments: 2/14/2020

Feb 16, 2020

Grains worked lower ahead of the 3-day holiday weekend, disappointed by lack of Chinese sales & worried that USDA's 10-year budget projections are a harbinger of bearish forecasts at their upcoming Ag Forum. 

Closing Grain Comments: 2/11/2020

Feb 12, 2020

Corn maintained pre-report losses, wheat extended their losses, & beans erased pre-report deficits after USDA released its monthly supply-demand revisions on Tuesday.

Pre-Report Comments: 2/11/2020

Feb 11, 2020

Corn & wheat were weaker oni Monday & again on Tuesday morning ahead of the 11 am release of USDA's monthly supply-demand revisions, but soybeans were mixed on Tuesday following a sixth straight higher close to start the week. Traders apparently expect USDA to boost usage forecasts due to the Phase One trade deal.

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