WASDE & weather maintain volatility in corn market

The corn market reversed course on Friday after a bullish WASDE Thursday, with futures trading lower by double-digits. Jul-21 corn futures—at least thus far—haven’t been able to push past recently established highs, arguably creating a scenario for short-term technical weakness. The July and December [...]

Corn market awaits WASDE

Some fundamental information came out last week to drive corn futures prices, but the dominant market factor was the risk-off/risk-on trades of the speculative community. This allowed corn to drop to short-term support around $4 for the Mar-21 contract before retracing to near $4.20 [...]

Corn acreage shocks the market

In what can only be described as a historical market shocker, the nation’s farmers last week indicated planted corn acres at merely 92 million, per USDA’s Acreage report. Although this reflects an increase of 3 percent over last year’s late-planted crop, it is down [...]

Corn market shrugs off bearish WASDE

The market shook off a historically bearish first look at a new crop: the Jul-20 contract’s highest close of the week came on the day of that report. The same scenario played out for the December contract. It appears traders are content to let [...]

USDA forecasts record 2018/19 soybean ending stocks

Friday’s WASDE report was undoubtedly bearish, led by the unexpected hike in soybean ending stocks. Ahead of the report, analysts were projecting 2018/19 soybean yield to increase, with the average of expectations being around 49.8 bushels per acre (bpa). USDA’s much stronger increase to [...]

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