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Thu, Apr 9th, 2020
Cattle Market Closes Mixed

Cattle futures traded triple digits in both directions on Thursday, with April $1.17 higher and June contracts $2.30 lower. Feeder futures were lower by $1.45 in April, but the August contracts closed...

Cotton Ends Higher on Thursday

Cotton futures closed Thursday with gains of as much as 59 points in the front months. OPEC agreed to cut crude oil production, and oil prices “sold the fact” by closing near $23.11/ barrel. US cotton...

Wheat Market Rallied on Thursday

The wheat futures market ended higher after Thursday trading. KC HRW gained the most with May futures up 14 cents. Chicago wheat was 8 1/4 cents/bu higher in May, and May HRS wheat futures gained 2 1/2...

Corn Closes in Black

Corn futures ended report day 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cents higher. The USDA cut U.S. corn used for ethanol by 375 mbu, increased feed and residual use by 150, and left exports UNCH at 1.725 bbu vs. their March...

Beans Higher into Extended Weekend

Soybeans futures closed the last trading day of the week with 8 to 9 1/4 cent gains. May soymeal futures were down by $0.30/ton at the close. May bean oil futures closed with 23 point gains. USDA updated...

Stocks Close at 4-Week Highs as Fed Expands Liquidity Measures to Boost the Economy

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Thursday closed up +1.45%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +1.22%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.11%. U.S. stock indexes on Thursday rallied...

Natural Gas Tumbles after EIA Nat-Gas Inventories Rise More Than Expected

May Nymex natural gas (NGK20) on Thursday closed down -0.50 (-2.80%). Nat-gas prices on Thursday closed lower on a bigger-than-forecast storage inventory increase. The EIA on Thursday reported that U.S....

Crude Oil Whipsaws Lower Even After OPEC+ Agrees to Cut Crude Production

May WTI crude oil (CLK20) on Thursday closed down -2.33 (-9.29%), Jun Brent crude oil (CBM20) closed down -1.36 (-3.98%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK20) closed down -0.0007 (-0.10%). The energy complex...

Crude Oil Whipsaws Lower Even After OPEC+ Agrees to Cut Crude Production

May WTI crude oil (CLK20) on Thursday closed down -2.33 (-9.29%), Jun Brent crude oil (CBM20) closed down -1.36 (-3.98%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK20) closed down -0.0007 (-0.10%). The energy complex...

Dollar Drops to a 1-Week Low as Fed Expands Liquidity Measures

The dollar index (DXY00) on Thursday fell -0.557 (-0.56%). Jun euro-fx futures (E6M0) closed up +0.0072 (+0.67%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose +0.0069 (+0.64%). Jun yen futures (J6M0) closed up +0.37 (+0.40%),...

10-Year T-notes Close Higher on Weak U.S. Economic Data and Expanded Fed Stimulus

Jun T-notes (ZNM20) on Thursday closed up +13 ticks. The 10-year T-note yield fell -5.3 bp to 0.719%. Jun 10-year T-note prices on Thursday moved higher on weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data and expanded...

Cocoa Prices Close Lower on Concern About Reduced Chocolate Sales

May ICE NY cocoa on Thursday closed down -74 (-3.11%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK20) closed down -25 (-1.32%). Cocoa prices on Thursday retreated on global demand concerns. The coronavirus pandemic...

Coffee Settles Lower after ICO Warns of Coffee Demand Weakness

May arabica coffee (KCK20) on Thursday closed down -1.20 (-1.00%), and May ICE Robusta coffee (DFK0) closed down -11 (-0.92%). Coffee prices on Thursday closed lower on Thursday's downbeat assessment from...

Sugar Prices Settle Higher as a Weak Dollar Sparks Short-Covering

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK20) on Thursday closed up +0.06 (+0.58%), and May London white sugar #5 (SWK20) closed up +9.10 (+2.68%). Sugar prices on Thursday settled higher with London sugar at a 1-week...

Gold Settles at a 7-1/4 Year High as Fed Boosts Liquidity Programs

Jun Comex gold (GCM20) on Thursday closed up +68.5 (+4.07%), and May silver (SIK20) closed up +0.848 (+5.58%). Precious metals prices on Thursday rallied sharply with June gold at a contract high and April...

Crude Oil Rallies after OPEC+ Agrees to Cut Crude Production

May WTI crude oil (CLK20) this morning is up +1.05 (+4.18%), Jun Brent crude oil (CBM20) is up +1.33 (+4.05%), and May RBOB gasoline (RBK20) is up +0.0428 (+6.31%). The energy complex is moving sharply...

Natural Gas Tumbles after Weekly EIA Nat-Gas Inventories Rise More Than Expected

May Nymex natural gas (NGK20) this morning is down -0.43 (-2.41). Nat-gas prices this morning are moving lower on a bigger-than-forecast storage inventory increase. The EIA reported today that U.S. nat-gas...

Cattle Lower on Thursday

Front month cattle futures are mixed, with April up by 20 cents. The other front months are down $2.07 to $2.62. Feeder futures are lower by as much as $1.45 at midday. The April 7 CME Feeder Cattle Index...

Beans Higher at Midday

Following the WASDE updates, soybeans are 7 to 8 cents higher. May soymeal futures are up by $1.10/ton. May bean oil futures are 14 points higher at midday. USDA updated the 19/20 soybean projected carryout...

Corn Trades Higher at Midday

Corn futures are trading up by as much as 2 cents in the aftermath of the WASDE release. September contracts are down 1/4 at midday. The USDA cut U.S. corn used for ethanol by 375 mbu, increased feed and...

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