Morning Market Wire

Friday December 27, 2019 by: Eric Peterson

Corn closed a penny higher this morning with the March contract trading a narrow two cent range. Corn exports were 626.2tmt vs estimates of 500tmt-1.3mmt in today’s weekly export sales report, which was delayed one day due to the holiday shortened week. Look for stronger trade today as a weaker dollar, firm wheat prices and strong corn basis is helping corn return to the top of the recent trading range.

Soybeans traded higher overnight as enthusiasm over a trade deal with China and improving exports are aiding the market. Soybean exports came in at 747.3tmt compared to estimates of 700tmt-1.55mmt. Look for strength today as continuation of optimistic trade talk combined with weaker Real currency gave the market a lift overnight.

Spring wheat continues to rally with the next level of technical resistance at $5.52. A strong storm system is forecasted to move across most of the middle of the U.S over the next 3 days, but the question remains whether the exact route will alleviate dryness in the western wheat areas. Look for higher trade today on declining wheat production and lower U.S acres.

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