Floor Talk, November 27, 2019
At the close:
At the close, the Dec. corn futures finished 4 3/4¢ lower at $3.62 3/4. March futures ended 5¢ lower at $3.73 1/4.
January soybean futures settled 2 1/4¢ lower at $8.82. March soybean futures finished 2 1/4¢ lower at $8.96 1/2..
March wheat futures settled 4 1/2¢ lower at $5.26 3/4.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil market is $0.46 lower, the U.S. dollar is higher, and the Dow Jones Industrials are 47 points higher.
At midsession, the Dec. corn futures 2 1/2¢ lower at $3.87. March futures are 2 1/4¢ lower at $3.76.
January soybean futures are unchanged at $8.84. March soybean futures are 1/2¢ lower at $8.98.
March wheat futures are 2 1/2¢ lower at $5.28.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil market is $0.73 lower, the U.S. dollar is higher, and the Dow Jones Industrials are 5 points higher.
In early trading, the Dec. corn futures 1¢ lower at $3.66. March futures are 1¢ lower at $3.77.
January soybean futures are 1/2¢ lower at $8.83. March soybean futures are 3/4¢ lower at $8.98.
March wheat futures are 1/2¢ lower at $5.30.
In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil market is $0.17 lower, the U.S. dollar is higher, and the Dow Jones Industrials are 18 points lower.
Al Kluis, Kluis Advisors, says that the market bulls may have their eyes on Christmas and not Thanksgiving.
“Soybean prices fell to the lowest level since September 11. January soybeans are less than 20 cents away from the major mid-September low. The bulls were unable to rally prices after the better-than-expected export inspection number early this week. Although the export picture continues to move in the right direction for soybeans, the friendly news did not help this week. If the bulls are waiting for a good time to jump back into the mix, then, historically, Thanksgiving has set many extremes. The bears look to claim Thanksgiving; will the bulls take Christmas,” Kluis told customers in daily note.
Kluis added, “A strong cash corn market combined with this unfolding blizzard could be enough to light a spark for the bull camp. Basis levels could tighten further if ethanol plants start feeling nervous about supply.”