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Sun, Oct 20th, 2019
Bean Prices Higher on Friday but Lower on Week

Soybeans futures closed up 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents on Friday, but were lower by 2 cents on the week. Soybean meal finished Friday’s session $1.70/ton higher, but still ended the week down by $2.30/ton....

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures head into the weekend 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cents lower in the nearby months, Dec corn lost 6 3/4 cents on the week. The CFTC report this afternoon showed managed money spec funds still net short;...

Wheat Mixed Ahead of Weekend

Wheat futures are mixed at Friday’s midday. Winter wheat gained on the week, Chicago finished with a 24.3 cent gain and KC improved 13 cents over last week. MPLS finished Friday down by 7 1/2 cents,...

Cotton Gains on the Week

Dec cotton futures gained 2.02% for a 129 point increases wk/wk, futures closed Friday up 18 to 53 points in nearbys. The CFTC reported this afternoon that cotton saw another reduction in managed money’s...

Cattle Futures Lower on Lower Cash Prices

Live cattle Oct futures were down by $1.925 at Friday’s close, however that couldn’t erase a wk/wk gain, as future contracts finished $1.025 higher on the week. Feeder cattle futures finish Friday...

U.S. Stocks Settle Lower on Slower-than-Expected Q3 China GDP Along with Weak U.S. Economic Data

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed down -0.39%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed down -0.95%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed down -0.93%. U.S. stock indexes moved lower Friday...

Energy Complex Settles Mixed as a Weak Dollar Offsets Global Energy Demand Concerns

Nov WTI crude oil (CLX19) on Friday closed down by -0.15 (-0.28%), Dec Brent crude oil (CBZ19) closed down by -0.49 (-0.82%), and Nov RBOB gasoline (RBX19) closed up by +0.0005 (+0.03%). The energy complex...

Natural Gas Closes Higher as a Tropical Depression in the Gulf of Mexico Sparks Short-Covering

Nov Nymex natural gas (NGX19) on Friday closed up +0.02 (+0.09%). Nov nat-gas prices moved slightly higher Friday on short-covering spurred on by concern a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico could...

Dollar Tumbles to a 1-3/4 Month Low on Dovish Fed Comments and Weak Chinese Growth

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday fell by -0.328 (-0.34%). Dec euro-fx futures (E6Z9) closed up +0.0037 (+0.33%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose by +0.0038 (+0.34%). Dec yen futures (J6Z9) closed up +0.0019...

10-year T-notes Close Higher on Weak Chinese Data and Dovish Fed Comments

Dec T-notes (ZNZ19) on Friday closed up by +4 ticks and the 10-year T-note yield fell -0.5 bp to 1.747%. T-note prices moved higher Friday after stocks fell on global economic concerns when data showed...

Metals Settle Lower on Industrial Demand Concerns and Brexit Optimism Ahead of Saturday's Vote by the UK Parliament

Dec Comex gold (GCZ19) on Friday closed down -4.2 (-0.28%), and Dec silver (SIZ19) closed down -0.034 (-0.19%). Precious metals prices closed lower Friday as Brexit optimism undercut gold prices and a...

Sugar Prices Settle Mixed as Strength in the Brazilian Real Spurs Short-Covering in Mar NY Sugar

Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH20) on Friday closed up +0.08 (+0.65%), and Dec ICE London white sugar #5 (SWZ19) closed down -3.10 (-0.91%). Sugar prices settled mixed Friday with Dec London sugar at a 3-week...

Dec Arabica Coffee Climbs to a 1-Week High as Strength in the Brazilian Real Sparks Short-Covering

Dec arabica coffee (KCZ19) on Friday closed up +2.80 (+3.01%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (DFF0) closed up +24 (+1.96%). Coffee prices rallied Friday with Dec arabica at a 1-week high as strength in the...

Cocoa Prices Close Lower on Mixed Global Cocoa Demand

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ19) on Friday closed down -2 (-0.08%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ19) closed down -12 (-0.63%). Cocoa prices closed lower Friday amid mixed cocoa demand data. The National Confectioners...

Corn Trades Lower After Export Sales Report

Corn futures are trading 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents lower in the nearby months. Traders over estimated weekly corn export sales, the holiday delayed report from this morning indicated that for the week ending...

Cotton Sees Modest Gains so far Friday

Cotton futures are seeing increases so far this Friday. Cotton weekly export sales are up 9.33% compared to last week and are the highest since February, at 206,468 running bales. The cumulative sales...

Bean Prices Responding to Export Sales Report

Soybeans futures are up 5 3/4 to 6 cents at Friday’s midday. Preliminary open interest rose 14,134 contracts on Thursday, some net new buying. There is follow up today. Soybean meal is up $2.37/ton higher,...

Wheat Mixed at Middays

Wheat Mixed at Middays Wheat futures are mixed at Friday’s midday. Winter wheat is up, with Chicago seeing 4 1/2 cent gains and KC noticing a 1/2 cent increase so far. MPLS is down by 6 cents. The...

Cattle Futures Lower on Profit Taking

Live cattle futures are lower so far this Friday. Feeder cattle futures are down by $1.25 to $2.00 in the nearby contracts. The CME Feeder Cattle index another 3 cents higher on 10/16 to $145.15. USDA’s...

U.S. Stocks Move Lower on Slower-than-Expected Q3 China GDP Along with Weak U.S. Economic Data

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) this morning is down -0.15%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) is down -0.27%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) is down -0.49%. U.S. stock indexes are moving lower today...

Chart of the Day

Sibanye Gold Ltd ADR (SBGL)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the gold mining company Sibanye Gold (SBGL). 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 featur...
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