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DTN Grain Open: Mostly Green Morning, Even in Wheat

Ernst Undesser
By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst August 23, 2017

DTN Grain Open: Mostly Green Morning, Even in Wheat

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was unchanged, November soybeans were 5 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher.

CME Globex Recap: Grain and oilseed markets were mostly higher early Wednesday morning with only soybean meal lower and Malaysian palm oil mixed. Light support came from a small sell-off in the U.S. dollar index, though the energy complex was lower. Gold posted a minor rally as sellers returned to DJIA futures.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 196.14 points (0.9%) higher at 21,899.89, the NASDAQ Composite gained 84.35 points (1.4%) to 6,297.48, and the S&P 500 added 24.14 points (1.0%) to 2,452.51 Tuesday. DJIA futures were 40 points lower early Wednesday morning.

Asian markets closed mostly higher with Japan’s Nikkei up 50.80 points (0.3%) and China’s Shanghai Composite down 2.52 points. European markets were trading lower with London’s FTSE 100 down 2.12 points, Germany’s DAX off 9.58 points, and France’s CAC 40 losing 2.05 points.

The euro gained 0.0018 to 1.1779 while the U.S. dollar index dipped 0.06 to 93.43. December 30-year T-Bonds were unchanged at 154’12 while December gold added $1.00 to $1,292.00. Crude oil was $0.11 lower at $47.72 while Brent crude slipped $0.20 to $51.67. China’s Dalian soybean futures were higher and Malaysian palm oil futures were mixed overnight.

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Ernst Undesser
By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst August 23, 2017