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03-15-2013 06:20 AM - edited 03-15-2013 12:45 PM
--USDA announced Friday that China bought 165,000 tons of U.S. soybeans for 2013-14 delivery.
The May futures corn contract is trading 1 cent higher at $7.18. The May soybean futures contract is trading 6 cents lower at $14.28. May wheat futures are trading 3 cents lower at $7.21 per bushel. The May soymeal futures are trading $6.10per short ton lower at $418.90. The May soyoil futures are trading $0.61 higher at $49.95.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil is $0.07 per barrel higher, the dollar is lower and the Dow Jones Industrials are 27 points lower.
One analyst says that soybeans were in a recovery mode early today, after the trashing this week.
"But, the soybeans sold off again once the NOPA crush came out less than expected. The China purchase this morning did not do much for futures because it was new crop. Soybeans have a problem right now, as ideas are that export demand is not shifting here from South America and the domestic demand was not as strong as expected," he says.
Bull spreads are weakening, not a good sign for the bulls, he says. Corn and wheat are a little lower, but the volumes traded are not real big.
"Corn, perhaps, is the biggest disappointment right now, after finally punching to new highs for the move and then unable to keep it going. Both seem to be a congestion trade right now. But not a high volume day anywhere from what I can see," he says.
In early trading:
The May futures corn contract is trading 1 cent lower at $7.15. The May soybean futures contract is trading 2 cents higher at $14.37. May wheat futures are trading 1cent lower at $7.23 per bushel. The May soymeal futures are trading $0.90 per short ton lower at $424.10. The May soyoil futures are trading $0.53 higher at $49.87.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil is $0.07 per barrel higher, the dollar is lower and the Dow Jones Industrials are 49 points lower.
Early calls: Corn is seen 1-2 cents lower, soybeans 5-7 cents higher, and wheat 1-2 cents lower.
Overnight grain, soybean markets=Trading mostly lower.
Crude Oil=$0.36 per barrel higher.
Wall Street=Seen opening lower, as it awaits a slew of U.S. economic news. Also, the S&P is nearing a record, today.
World=Asia/Pacific stocks were mixed and Europe's stocks were lower.
More in a minute,
03-15-2013 11:57 AM
Did you all see the U.S. Planting Intentions numbers from Allendale Friday?
Here they are:
USDA 2012 USDA AGFORUM ALDL 2013 Vs. 2012
Corn 97.155 96.5 96.956 -0.199
Soybeans 77.198 77.5 78.324 +1.126
Total Wheat 55.736 56.0 56.261 +0.525
Winter Wheat 41.324 42.029 +0.705
Durum Wheat 2.123 2.176 +0.053
Other Spring Wheat 12.289 12.056 -0.223