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05-24-2012 06:50 AM - edited 05-24-2012 01:32 PM
At the close:
The July corn futures settle 25 1/2 cents lower at $5.78, while the Dec. contract ends 9 1/2 cents lower at $5.13 1/2. The July soybean contract settled 14 cents higher $13.76 1/2, while the Nov. 2012 contract finished 19 3/4 cents higher at $12.77 1/2. The July wheat futures closed 2 cents lower at $6.63 1/2. July soyoil futures finished $0.50 higher at $49.41. The July soymeal futures settled $5.20 higher at $411.00.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil is $0.99 per barrel higher, the dollar is higher and the Dow Jones Industrials are down 49 points.
The July corn futures trade 10 1/4 cents lower at $5.93 1/4, while the Dec. contract trades 4 1/4 cents lower at $5.18 1/2. The July soybean contract is trading 17 cents higher $13.79 1/2, while the Nov. 2012 contract trades 14 cents higher at $12.76. The July wheat futures are trading 3 1/4 cents higher at $6.68 3/4. July soyoil futures trade up $0.52 at $49.43. The July soymeal futures are trading $5.30 higher at $411.10.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil is $1.28 per barrel higher, the dollar is higher and the Dow Jones Industrials are down 36 points.
At the open:
The July corn futures trade 4 cents higher at $6.07 3/4, while the Dec. contract trades 2 3/4 cents higher at $5.25 3/4. The July soybean contract is trading 16 1/2 cents higher $13.78 1/2, while the Nov. 2012 contract trades 14 cents higher at $12.72 3/4. The July wheat futures are trading 8 3/4 cents higher at $6.74. August soyoil futures trade up $0.41 at $49.54. The July soymeal futures opened higher.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil is $0.88 per barrel higher, the dollar is higher and the Dow Jones Industrials are up 9 points.
Market Note: Soybeans and wheat have jumped sharply higher, since 7:30am. Corn is trying to stay in positive territory.
--International Grains Council Thursday raised world 2012-2013 corn output by 13.0 mmt., and lowered wheat output 5.0 mmt.
So far, I'm seeing corn pull back, following the weaker-than-expected weekly export sales figure. Soybeans and wheat seem to be trading at about the same level as they were before 7:30's report.
USDA releases negative corn sales and friendly wheat and soybean Weekly Export Sales:
Corn=482,000 mt vs. the trade's expectations of 900,000-1.1 million metric tons.
Soybeans=953,700 mt vs. the trade's expectation of 700,000-1.1mmt.
Wheat=827,000mt vs. the trade's expectations of 400,000-800,000mt.
The instant trade reaction was what? Not much, maybe a bit negative from what I can tell. How about you? What are you all seeing with this market in-play as the numbers are released?
--Taiwan buyer seeks 120,000 mt of soybeans from either U.S. or Brazil for Aug.-Sep. delivery.
--Japan seeks 320,000 mt of feed wheat and barley. Japan usually buys from Canada, U.S., Australia or France.
Early calls: Corn 3-6 cents higher, soybeans 13-15 cents higher, and wheat 7-9 cents higher.
Overnight grain, soybean markets=Trading higher.
Crude Oil=$1.08 per barrel higher.
Wall Street=Seen higher as investors pay little attention to weak economic news from Asia.
World Markets=Europe stocks are higher, Asia/Pacific stocks are mixed.
USDA will release Weekly Export Sales Report at 7:30 this morning. It should set the tone for today's grain trade. Interestingly enough, the new electronic trading hours will allow us to see the instant trade reaction to this Report.
More in a minute,
05-24-2012 08:11 AM - edited 05-24-2012 08:25 AM
mike, soya and wheat have hit their sales target............and both targets have been raised since last fall..........
wheat is winding down and ready to head into another year...........long ways to go before the marketing year is done for soya and corn......
corn is not that far behind either............
05-24-2012 09:00 AM
05-24-2012 09:03 AM
just ignore VR comments.........
his own numbers disprove his own comments........
according to the way he dices his numbers we would not have hit our sales/shipment targets last year........
i am not sure what VR does for a living, but the qualifications fall very close to a walmart greeter.........breathing.......
05-24-2012 09:51 AM
MT argues that VR has no qualifications for his assertions, therefore they are wrong. This is an interesting example of an ad hominem attack in which the person is discredited and therefore the argument is dismissed. Of course, a person can have no particular qualifications on any issue without necessarily being wrong. The facts concerning the issue are what is at question, but it is easier to just denigrate the person making the argument. That avoids having to deal with the facts or cite specific examples.
But, this is all in good fun. Nothing different than the gentle badinage heard in the local coffee shop.
05-24-2012 09:57 AM
The year dictate the inspection pace not the so called seasonal arbetrary pace someone has given to it. last year importers where looking at a short crop and they where short on coverage. In that case they keep sales in an uptrending market until late in the year. This year the earlier sales they made are underwater and it is in their benefit to cancel previous sales. In this case the inspections are worse late in the year. The year dictates the pace not some seasonality some has given to it. Little tigger has been saying inspection will get better late in the year since last year they did get better. It is wrong.
05-24-2012 10:10 AM
his process in previous post...........its that plain and simple........
his process tells us that we would not have hit the numbers we did last year...........
its that simple..........the fact its even a debate at this point after proving the process wrong blows my mind.........
its like dealing with government.............
05-24-2012 10:20 AM
The problem with using the inspection pace in comparison to the previous year at this moment in the marketing year is the fact that USDA doesn't do a very good job of accounting for rail exports. Last year, it looked obvious we were going to come up short following the weekly inspection pace. When it was all said and done, we didn't come up short due to the rail exports into Mexico. I'd venture to guess this year won't be a lot different with regards to the rail exports.
Rumblings I'm hearing is ethanol usage might get a 25-50 million bushel bump as we're running ahead of schedule. Exports might get a 25-50 million busel bump. Feed demand might fall 25-50 million as many in that industry believe USDA has it overstated. In the end, we probably wind up somewhere around 750-800 million for carryout.