DTN Grain Open: Stock Markets, Commodities Regaining Lost Ground

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6:00 a.m. CME Globex: March corn is up 1 3/4 cents, March soybeans are up 4 3/4 cents, and March K.C. wheat is up 4 1/4 cents.

CME Globex Recap: The world’s stock markets are higher early Friday, including the Dow Jones futures as investor concerns about the world economy show signs of easing. Crude oil and copper were also higher overnight, along with most grain prices.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 162.94 at 24,370.10 and the S&P 500 up 19.86 at 2,635.96 while the 10-yr Treasury yield ended at 2.75%. Early Friday, DJIA futures are up 99 points.

Asian markets are higher with Japan’s Nikkei 225 up 263.80 (1.3%) and China’s Shanghai Composite up 36.37 points (1.4%). European markets are higher with London’s FTSE 100 up 67.72 points (1.0%), Germany’s DAX up 109.59 points (1.0%), and France’s CAC 40 up 52.84 points (1.1%).

The March euro was up 0.001 at 1.146 and the March U.S. dollar index was down 0.02 at 95.69. March 30-year T-Bonds were down 8/32nds while February gold was down $7.30 at $1285.00 and February crude oil was up $0.78 at $52.85. Soybeans and meal on China’s Dalian Exchange both showed small gains.

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