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Floor Talk, February 3, 2019

At the close:

At the close, the March corn futures finished 2 1/2¢ lower at $3.78 3/4. May corn futures settled 2¢ lower at $3.84 3/4.

March soybean futures ended 4 1/4¢ higher at $8.77. May soybean futures settled 4¢ higher at $8.90 3/4.

March wheat futures finished 1 3/4¢ higher at $5.55 1/2.

March soymeal futures closed $1.20 per short ton lower at $289.80.

 March soy oil futures settled $0.35 cents higher at 30.29¢ per pound.



In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil market is $1.43 per barrel lower, the U.S. dollar is higher, and the Dow Jones Industrials are 188 points higher.

Jack Scoville, PRICE Futures Group, says that the funds are the main traders today and are buying soybeans while selling corn.

“We are still worried about the coronavirus outbreak in China, but the Chinese have said that they expect to be big buyers in world meat markets because of the virus and because they needed the meat anyway. They should be very active in U.S. pork markets and probably in the beef as well, although they might take chicken instead of some of either the pork or beef, due to price. Corn charts show next support near $2.75, basis March futures. So, we might get that low before all is said and done. Beans got targets of $8.61, basis March futures, but have already hit a bunch of them on the way down and might have done enough for now,” Scoville says.

What say you?

 

 

Mike

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At midsession:

 

At midsession, the March corn futures are 3 3/4¢ lower at $3.77. May corn futures are 3 1/4¢ lower at $3.83 3/4.

March soybean futures are 1/4¢ lower at $8.72 1/4. May soybean futures are 3/4¢ lower at $8.86.

March wheat futures are 1¢ lower at $5.52 1/2.

March soymeal futures are $3.50 per short ton lower at $287.50.

 March soy oil futures are $0.24 cents higher at 30.18¢ per pound.



In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil market is $1.22 per barrel lower, the U.S. dollar is higher, and the Dow Jones Industrials are 206 points higher.

Mike

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At 8:45am:

In early trading, the March corn futures are 2 1/2¢ lower at $3.78 3/4. May corn futures are 2 3/4¢ lower at $3.84 3/4.

March soybean futures are 3/4¢ higher at $8.73 1/4. May soybean futures are 1/2¢ higer at $8.87 1/4.

March wheat futures are 2 1/2¢ lower at $5.51 1/2.

March soymeal futures are $1.10 per short ton lower at $289.90.

 March soy oil futures are $0.14 cents higher at 30.08¢ per pound.



In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil market is $0.37 per barrel lower, the U.S. dollar is higher, and the Dow Jones Industrials are 137 points higher.

Al Kluis, Kluis Advisors, says that investors continue to eye the end of the coronavirus.

“On Friday, the Coronavirus scare tanked the energy and global stock markets. On corn closed 2 cents higher, soybean futures closed 4 cents lower, and wheat futures were 3 to 6 cents lower. The Coronavirus scare has taken the Chinese stock market (which was closed last week) down over 7% so far today, ” Kluis stated in a daily note to customers.

Kluis added, “Will stability in the US energy and stock markets help carve out a low in the grain markets?”

On Monday, private exporters reported to the USDA export sales of 130,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to Egypt during the 2019/2020 marketing year.

The marketing year for soybeans began Sept. 1.

 

Mike

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Honored Advisor

Re: Floor Talk, February 3, 2019

Wall Street goes down, Wall Street goes up with uncertain news.  The grain markets only go down.    That pretty much sums it up.

If only the Chinese knew where they could get safe and plentiful food......

Will somebody please pass that information on to them?

Veteran Advisor

For safe and plentifull


@roarintiger1 wrote:

Wall Street goes down, Wall Street goes up with uncertain news.  The grain markets only go down.    That pretty much sums it up.

If only the Chinese knew where they could get safe and plentiful food......

Will somebody please pass that information on to them?


4 safe and plentiful food / foodstuffs,  customers like to deal W sources they Trust. 

If you've violated the afore Trust by abusing a customer... Generally they Simply  Go and find another source for products. 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: For safe and plentifull

What about the Chinese customer abusing the seller?

Seems that China is renegotiating prices AFTER the beef purchases reach their shores and REFUSING TO PAY until the price is renegotiated after receipt of beef.

Brazil and Uruguay not happy campers at all.

https://en.mercopress.com/2020/01/21/chinese-beef-importers-seeking-to-renegotiate-prices-with-suppl...

Careful what y'all are wishing for.

 

Advisor

Re: For safe and plentifull

That’s been happening for ages with North American exporters.  

Welcome to the big time. 

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Honored Advisor

Re: For safe and plentifull

China is broke, they`ve been jerking suppliers not because they`re "good negotiators" but because they simply ain`t got the money.  Like a FFA student at the farm show gathering up all the free stuff at the display booths.  And now with all the disease outbreaks, that ain`t helpin`.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: For safe and plentifull

That blue jacket isn't the only way to identify a successful future farmerSmiley Happy

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