Morning Market Wire 1/30

Thursday January 30, 2020 By: Eric Peterson

Corn traded lower overnight with the March contract closing down three cents. March corn should find support near the January low of $3.75. The market continues to slide as many are concerned about the spread of coronavirus and the cause it may have on an economic slowdown. Weekly exports were higher than expected at 1,234,700 compared to estimates ranging from 600,000 to 1,200,000 tonnes. Look for mostly lower trade today.

Soybeans were weaker overnight with the March contract closing at the session low of $8.85. This is the eighth day in a row of lower prices. The Brazilian real continues to weaken, trading at 4.2494. This is the weakest its been against the dollar since early December. Look for mostly lower trade today as the coronavirus continues to spread and its effect on demand is unknown.

Spring wheat traded lower overnight with the March contract trading a five cent range. All three wheat exchanges were lower for the third consecutive day. The unknown impact of coronavirus as well as thoughts that market is overbought continue to pressure prices. Look for weaker trade today with winter wheat seeing shaper losses than spring wheat.

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