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Mon, Mar 18th, 2019
Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are fractionally to 2 1/4 cents lower in most contracts on Monday. Midwest flooding is further delaying the likely start of planting and to a few traders potentially increasing prevented planting....

Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures are down 4 to 5 cents at midday. Meal futures are $1.10/ton lower, with soy oil 7 points in the red. USDA showed Export Inspections of 841,888 MT to all destinations during the week of...

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures are trading 16 to 22 points lower in most contracts at Monday’s midday. The US dollar index is firm at midday. The Cotlook A Index was down 125 points on March 15 to 83.05 cents/lb....

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are showing steady to 7 cent losses in the winter wheat contracts on Monday, with MPLS 2 to 6 3/4 cents higher. This morning’s USDA Export Inspections report indicated that 353,727...

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures mixed on Monday, with nearby April 82.5 cents lower and other contracts higher. Feeder cattle futures are also mixed, as front month March is up 25 cents. The CME feeder cattle index...

Coffee Prices Slide on Beneficial Rainfall in Brazil

May arabica coffee (KCK19) this morning is down -1.20 (-1.23%) and May ICE robusta coffee (RMK19) is down -2 (-0.13%). Abundant rainfall in Brazil is benefiting Brazil's coffee crops and is pushing prices...

Cocoa Prices Move Lower on Robust Ivory Coast Cocoa Production

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK19) this morning is down -16 (-0.73%) and May ICE London cocoa (CAK19) is down -5 (-0.30%). Strong cocoa production from the Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer, is undercutting...

Precious Metals Climb on Weaker Dollar

Apr Comex gold (GCJ19) this morning is up +1.8 (+0.14%) and May silver (SIK19) is up +0.076 (+0.50%). Precious metals prices are higher this morning on dollar weakness after the dollar index tumbled to...

Sugar Prices Climb as a Weak Dollar Spurs Fund Short-Covering

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK19) this morning is up +0.24 (+1.92%) and May ICE London white sugar (SWK19) is up +3.70 (+1.09). Sugar prices rallied to 2-week highs this morning as a weak dollar spurred...

Natural Gas Prices Recover Early Losses Despite Warmer Weather

Apr Nymex natural gas (NGJ19) this morning is up by +0.031 (+1.11%). Nat-gas prices erased early losses and moved higher after the dollar index tumbled to a 2-week low. Nat-gas prices opened lower on...

Crude Oil Climbs as Saudis Push for Production-Cut Extension

Apr WTI crude oil (CLJ19) this morning is up +$0.12 (+0.21%) per barrel and May Brent crude (CBJ19) is up +$0.26 (+0.39%). Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ19) is up +0.36 cents per gallon (+0.19%). A decline in...

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures closed Friday with 77.5 cent to $1.70 gains in most contracts. Feeder cattle futures were up 22.5 cents to $2.275 on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was down 74 cents on March...

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are trading fractionally higher this morning. They saw 1 to 3 cent gains in most contracts on Friday, with May up 2.47% on the week. Preliminary open interest rose 7,669 contracts on Friday....

Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures are mostly 1 cent per bushel lower this morning. They posted 9 to 10 3/4 cent gains in the front months on Friday on short covering. May was up 1.51% for the week. Meal futures were up...

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures are 16 to 40 points higher to begin the week. They were 73 to 120 points higher in the front months on Friday, as May posted a 2.74% gain for the week. A weaker US dollar index was supportive...

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are currently 1 to 3 cents lower in the KC and Chicago contracts. Minneapolis spring wheat is fractionally mixed. They ended the Friday session with most winter wheat contracts 6 1/2 to 9...

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures closed Friday with 77.5 cent to $1.70 gains in most contracts. Feeder cattle futures were up 22.5 cents to $2.275 on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was down 74 cents on March...

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures saw 1 to 3 cent gains in most contracts on Friday, with May up 2.47% on the week. Support stemmed from strength in wheat, bargain hunting and higher ethanol futures. Friday afternoon’s...

Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures posted 9 to 10 3/4 cent gains in the front months on Friday, as May was up 1.51% this week. Meal futures were up $4.90/ton, with soy oil 14 points lower. Spec funds added 39,895 contracts...

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures were 73 to 120 points higher in the front months on Friday, as May posted a 2.74% gain this week. A weaker US dollar index was supportive. The Cotlook A Index was up 95 points on March 14...

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