DTN Grain Open: Rally into Weekend as Yield Concerns Persist

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6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn is up 5 1/4 cents per bushel, July soybeans are up 3 3/4 cents, and July KC wheat is up 2 1/2 cents.

CME Globex Recap: The equity markets were mostly weaker Friday and the one-day rally in energy prices also appears to have cooled, with tensions easing slightly over the oil tanker kerfuffle. The oil market is also quick to recognize a slowdown in crude shipments through the Suez Canal, which will likely have limited impact on global supply, especially as U.S. stocks rise to near five-year highs.

Grain markets continue to add to recent gains with acre and yield speculation running rampant. Our markets will continue to rally on uncertainty and will likely have highs made once confirmation comes on either figure. Concerns are growing louder that soybeans may be joining corn with respect to yields and acres, although we feel it is a bit too early to be axing significant yield potential off the soybean crop. A daylight-sensitive crop that has so much potential based off August and September weather can be litigated later in the summer in our opinion.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 101.94 at 26,106.77 and the S&P 500 up 11.80 at 2,879.84 while the 10-year Treasury yield ended at 2.091%. Early Friday, the June DJIA futures are down 69 points.

Asian markets are mixed with Japan’s Nikkei 225 down 176.36 (-0.65%) and China’s Shanghai Composite up 84.89 points (0.4%). European markets are lower with London’s FTSE 100 down 48.3 points (-0.66%), Germany’s DAX down 114.63 points (-0.94%) and France’s CAC 40 down 31.05 points (-0.58%).

The June euro is down 0.001 at 1.130 and the June U.S. dollar index is up 0.066 at 97.065. The September 30-year T-Bond is up 17/32nds, while August gold is up $14.60 at $1,358.30 and July crude oil is down $0.19 at $52.09. Soybeans on China’s Dalian Exchange were down -0.46% while soybean meal was up 0.11%.

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