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CBOT weekly outlook: Trading cautious on Phase One pact

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Though China and the United States signed their Phase One trade deal on Wednesday, commodity markets remained “extremely cautious,” according to one analyst. Prices were muted at midday following a signing ceremony at the White House, due to the lack of public details regarding the deal. The market is “preparing for disappointment,” according […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat, soy hit 2018 highs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. grain and soybean futures hit 2018 highs to start the new year as traders continued to expect increased Chinese demand once Washington and Beijing ink an initial trade deal. The gains on Thursday extended annual advances from 2019, a year marked by farmer stress over the U.S.-China trade war and […] Read more



CBOT weekly outlook: WASDE yields mixed results

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — World agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have turned out largely bullish for wheat values, bearish for corn and neutral for soybeans on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The report, released Tuesday, lowered U.S. wheat stocks by 40 million bushels to total 947 million tonnes, […] Read more


Latest USDA supply/demand report generates mixed results

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm – In the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) supply and demand report issued Friday, corn estimates were lowered from the October report and those for soybeans largely remained the same for the 2019/20 marketing year. There were some revisions for wheat as well. In the latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), […] Read more



CBOT weekly outlook: Corn waits for news

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm – Commodities on the Chicago Board of trade were range-bound and “starving for news” at midweek. Scott Capinegro of Barrington Commodity Brokers in Illinois noted that the December corn contract started the month at US$3.88 per bushel, and was currently at US$3.8850. “It went absolutely nowhere,” he said. Snowstorms in North Dakota, South Dakota, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn falls after higher yield estimate surprises traders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures dropped to their lowest prices in more than a week on Thursday after the U.S. Agriculture Department surprised traders by raising its domestic yield estimate in a monthly crop report. The losses dragged down soybean futures, which earlier approached a three-month high on lower-than-expected U.S. yield and ending […] Read more


Grains drop, soy firm following WASDE report

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Monthly supply/demand data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were supportive for soybean prices but bearish for corn and wheat, with adjustments to yields and harvested acres providing a number of surprises. Corn futures saw the largest immediate reaction at the Chicago Board of Trade, as average yields were unexpectedly raised to 168.4 […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn falls; wheat, soy rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures dropped on Friday while soybeans and wheat edged higher in muted trading as investors waited for the U.S. government’s monthly update to harvest projections. Corn futures remained under pressure from profit-taking after prices jumped to a seven-week high on Tuesday. The market shrugged off long-awaited news that the […] Read more