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Wed, Jul 8th, 2020
Corn Bounces Back in Afternoon

After midday losses, corn futures came back and closed with gains of 1 1/4 to 3 1/4 cents. Old crop futures were stronger on the day, shrinking carry. July to Dec carry is now 7 1/2 cents. EIA data showed...

Soy Market Closes Lower

Wednesday soybean trading left futures 1 to 5 3/4 cents lower. July closed down by 1/4 of a penny ahead of next week’s expiration. Soymeal futures were also down on the day with losses of $1.50 to $1.70/ton....

Double Digit Gains for Wheat

Wednesday wheat trading pushed futures higher by double digits. The winter wheats were the strongest. Chicago SRW futures closed 17 1/4 to 25 1/4 cents higher. HRW futures were up by 13 3/4 to 16 cents....

Cotton Futures Close in Black

Front month cotton futures traded higher on Wednesday. Despite gaining triple digits, Dec cotton is still the lowest front month futures contract at a 41 point discount to October and a 53 point carry...

Cattle Close in Red

Front month live cattle futures closed the midweek session with 22 to 85 cent losses in the front months. Feeder cattle futures closed with 42 to 87 cent losses in the front months. The July 6 Feeder Cattle...

Stocks Close Higher on Strength in Technology and Mining Companies

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Wednesday closed up +0.78%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.68%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +1.36%. U.S. stock indexes on Wednesday moved...

Energy Prices Close Higher with Gasoline at a 2-Week High after EIA Gasoline Supplies Unexpectedly Fall

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ20) on Wednesday closed up +0.28 (+0.69%) at $40.90, Sep Brent crude oil (CBU20) closed up +0.21 (+0.48%) at $43.29, and Aug RBOB gasoline (RBQ20) closed up +0.0159 (+1.25%). The...

Natural Gas Prices Close Lower on Demand Concerns

Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ20) on Wednesday closed down -0.052 (-2.77%). Nat-gas prices on Wednesday moved as demand concerns outweighed the outlook for hot U.S. temperatures. Nat-gas prices retreated on...

Dollar Falls to a 2-Week Low on Dovish Fed Comments and Stronger Stocks

The dollar index (DXY00) on Wednesday fell -0.435 (-0.45%). Sep euro-fx futures (E6U0) closed up +0.0050 (+0.44%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose +0.0058 (+0.51%). Sep yen futures (J6U0) closed up +0.28 (+0.30%),...

10-Year T-notes Settle Little Changed on Stronger Stocks and Pandemic Angst

Sep T-notes (ZNU20) on Wednesday closed down -0.5 of a tick. The 10-year T-note yield rose +1.1 bp to 0.651%. Sep 10-year T-note prices on Wednesday settled little changed as dovish Fed comments offset...

NY Cocoa Closes at a Contract Low on Demand Concerns and Ample Supplies

Sep ICE NY cocoa (CCU20) on Wednesday closed down -48 (-2.23%). Sep ICE London cocoa #7 (CAU20) closed down -33 (-2.08%). Cocoa prices on Wednesday extended their 2-week slide with NY cocoa at a contract...

Sugar Prices Settle Lower as the Pandemic Clouds the Demand Outlook for Sugar

Oct NY world sugar #11 (SBV20) on Wednesday closed down -0.10 (-0.82%), and Oct London white sugar #5 (SWV20) closed down -2.90 (-0.82%). Sugar prices on Wednesday gave up an early rally and closed lower...

Coffee Prices See Downward Pressure from Demand Concerns

Sep arabica coffee (KCU20) on Wednesday closed down -0.30 (-0.30%). Sep ICE Robusta coffee (DFU0) closed up +1 (+0.08%). Coffee prices on Wednesday gave up an early rally and settled steady to lower on...

Gold Settles at an 8-3/4 Year High as Pandemic Bolsters Outlook for Additional Stimulus

Aug Comex gold (GCQ20) on Wednesday closed up +10.7 (+0.59%), and Sep silver (SIU20) closed up +0.462 (+2.47%). Precious metals prices on Wednesday posted moderate gains with gold at a fresh 8-3/4 year...

Soy Market Mostly in Red

So far soybeans are trading mixed. July beans are up 3 1/2 cents at midday, trading near $8.98 3/4 per bushel that is now a premium to August. Some shorts are likely getting squeezed with July expiration...

Cotton Market Higher so far

Cotton futures are trading in the black at midday. Dec and October futures are up the most with 93 point gains. July has had no trades during the session so far, at $0.6324/lb. They expire on Thursday....

Corn Firm to Lower at Midday

So far for the mid-week session corn futures are trading firm. Old crop contracts are fractionally higher, and new crop futures are fractionally to 1 1/2 cents lower. EIA data showed 914,000 barrels per...

Cattle Down Triple Digits

Front month live cattle futures are in the red at midday with losses of 67 cents to $1.07. Feeder cattle futures are down another $0.77 to $1.32 at midday. The July 6 Feeder Cattle index was up a dime...

Wheat Up Double Digits

Winter wheat futures are gaining double digits at midday. Chicago SRW futures are up the most so far with 12 3/4 to 16 3/4 cent gains. HRW futures are up 12 to 14 3/4 cents so far. MPLS Spring wheat futures...

Natural Gas Prices Slide on Demand Concerns

Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ20) this morning is down -0.024 (-1.28%). Nat-gas prices this morning are moving lower as demand concerns outweigh the outlook for hot U.S. temperatures. Nat-gas prices are weaker...

Chart of the Day

Drdgold Ltd (DRD)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the gold producer DRDGold (DRD). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature to review ...
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