DTN Grain Open: Spring Rains Bring Green Grains

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6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was 2 cents higher, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 5 cents higher.

CME Globex Recap: The grain and oilseed complex was mostly higher overnight with the only markets showing losses early Monday morning being Minneapolis spring wheat, rough rice, canola, and Malaysian palm oil.

This, considering the U.S. dollar index was posting a solid rally, could be an impressive move to start the week. Other sectors struggled with both energies and metals lower (except natural gas). DJIA futures were also under pressure.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 201.95 points (0.8%) lower at 24,462.94, the NASDAQ Composite lost 91.93 points (1.3%) to 7,146.13, and the S&P 500 fell 22.99 points (0.9%) to 2,670.14 Friday. DJIA futures were 51 points lower early Monday morning.

Asian markets closed mostly lower with Japan’s Nikkei 225 down 74.20 points (0.3%), Hong Kong’s Hang Seng losing 163.93 points (0.5%), and China’s Shanghai Composite off 3.53 points (0.1%). European markets were trading mostly lower with London’s FTSE 100 off 0.05 point, Germany’s DAX losing 27.09 points (0.2%), and France’s CAC 40 down 7.84 points (0.1%).

The euro was 0.0055 lower at 1.2233 while the U.S. dollar index gained 0.44 to 90.70. June 30-year T-Bonds were 21/32 lower at 142’14 while June gold lost $8.50 to $1,329.80. Crude oil was $0.39 lower at $68.01 as Brent crude lost $0.26 to $73.80. China’s Dalian soybean and Malaysian palm oil futures were both lower overnight.

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