Tue, Dec 11th, 2018
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Futures Market Commentary
Corn futures are trading fractionally higher ahead of this morning’s monthly USDA supply/demand update. They closed Monday steady to 1 1/2 cents lower, with Dec up 1/4 cent ahead of Friday’s expiration. USDA reported the fourth largest daily export sale on record for corn yesterday, but it didn’t move the market. The weekly Export Inspections report indicated that 876,305 MT of corn was shipped in the week that ended on 12/6. The weekly export total was 22.06% larger than the same week in 2017. Accumulated exports since September 1 are now 75.57% above year ago at 594.71 mbu. The Monday afternoon Commitment of Traders report showed money managers flipping their net position by 75,893 contracts in corn futures and options to be net long 53,745 contracts as of last Tuesday. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Soybean futures are currently 2 to 2 1/2 cents higher than on Monday. They ended Monday with 5 to 7 cents losses. The weekly Export Inspections report indicated that 922,094 MT were exported in the week that ended on December 6. That was down 11.84% from the prior week and 25.83% lower than last year. Spec funds in soybean futures and options slashed their CFTC net short position by 46,269 contracts on 12/4 to a net position of -17,593 contracts. The average trade guess for USDA soybean ending stocks is 945 million bushels, with most assuming USDA has no evidence of Chinese purchases to justify a change in exports. Brazil’s ABIOVE estimated the country’s 18/19 soybean crop at 120.9 MMT, 1.4 larger than the previous number. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Wheat futures are trading 1 to 2 cents higher this morning. They sustained 4 to 6 1/4 cent losses in most CBT and MPLS contracts yesterday, with KC fractionally to 1 3/4 cents lower. USDA’s weekly Export Inspections report showed 418,460 MT shipped in the week that ended on 12/6. That was down 11.8% from last week but up 18% from this week in 2017. Total shipments YTD (404.17 mbu) are 16.24% lower than a year ago but have been gaining over the past several weeks. Analysts are expecting USDA to peg 18/19 world ending stocks at 266.5 MMT ahead of Tuesday’s monthly update, slightly lower than November. Delayed CFTC data showed spec traders in CBT wheat futures and options trimming their net short position as of last Tuesday by 10,206 contracts to -28,407 contracts. They also cut 7,227 contracts from their net short position in KC wheat to -2,445 contracts. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management