Morning Market Wire

Friday January 10, 2020 by: Eric Peterson

Corn closed a fraction higher this morning as the market awaits today’s USDA report. The USDA is expected to show a reduction in the U.S harvested acres, the South American crops and overall tighter U.S and world ending stocks. Look for higher trade this morning in front of the report on optimism over the signing of the Phase 1 agreement to take place Jan. 15th.

Soybeans traded lower overnight with the March contract trading a relatively narrow four cent range. The market continues to trade lower on fund selling ahead of the USDA report. Prices are drawing additional pressure from favorable South American weather and ideas of a near record crop in Brazil. Look for mostly quiet trade ahead of the long awaited USDA report.

Spring wheat bounced higher overnight as today’s report is expected to give us a small winter wheat planted acres number. Although, some of that may already be factored in. There has been some speculation that China will be a big buyer of U.S wheat after the Phase 1 agreement is signed. Rumors were that China is going to buy 5-6 cargoes of wheat from the U.S after the agreement is signed.

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