DTN Grain Open: Corns Take a Breather, Soybeans Stabilize

Young corn plants. Photo: Ohio State University

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn is down 5 1/4 cents per bushel, July soybeans are up 2 1/4 cents, and July K.C. wheat is down 6 1/4 cents.

CME Globex Recap: Mixed equity markets around the globe Wednesday morning with outside market news actually lacking for a change. Chatter from the trade front has been mostly quiet, minutes from the last FOMC meeting at the end of April are expected to show a neutral stance toward interest rate policy and to our knowledge there were no Trump-Tweets early Wednesday morning.

Ag markets are mixed Wednesday morning as grains finally post some consolidation while soybeans bounce a bit from yesterday’s late selloff. The rumors flying around the trade about a potential second Market Facilitation Payment were hot and heavy with thoughts an announcement could be made Thursday. Combined with the still wet forecast, grain futures have plenty to discount at the moment.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Tuesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 197.43 at 25,877.33 and the S&P 500 up 24.13 at 2,840.23 while the 10-Year Treasury yield ended at 2.426%. Early Wednesday, the June DJIA futures are down 18 points.

Asian markets are mixed with Japan’s Nikkei 225 up 10.92 (0.05%) and China’s Shanghai Composite down 14.26 points (-0.49%). European markets are higher with London’s FTSE 100 up 36.09 points (0.49%), Germany’s DAX up 58.86 points (0.48%) and France’s CAC 40 up 12.91 points (0.24%).

The June Euro is up 0.001 at 1.120 and the June U.S. dollar index is down 0.061 at 97.835. The June 30-Year T-Bond is down 0/32nds, while June gold is up $0.40 at $1,273.60 and July crude oil is down $0.56 at $62.57. Soybeans on China’s Dalian Exchange were down -0.79% while soybean meal was up 0.11%.

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