DTN Grain Open: Markets Sag Lower Ahead of Friday’s Reports

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6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn is down 3 1/4 cents, November soybeans are down 3 1/4 cents and September KC wheat is down 4 cents.

CME Globex Recap: U.S. stock futures and European stock markets are mixed early Wednesday with a report on U.S. durable goods orders due out at 7:30 a.m. CDT. August crude oil is trading higher with early headlines showing harsh rhetoric traded back and forth between the U.S. and Iran after the U.S. imposed new sanctions against Iran on Monday.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes Tuesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 179.32 at 26,548.22 and the S&P 500 down 27.97 at 2,917.38 while the 10-Year Treasury yield ended at 1.99%. Early Wednesday, the September DJIA futures are up 118 points.

Asian markets are lower with Japan’s Nikkei 225 down 107.22 (-0.5%) and China’s Shanghai Composite down 5.79 points (-0.2%). European markets are mixed with London’s FTSE 100 down 2.56 points (-0.03%), Germany’s DAX up 7.80 points (0.06%) and France’s CAC 40 down 3.12 points (-0.06%).

The September Euro is down 0.002 at 1.143 and the September U.S. dollar index is up 0.16 at 95.80. The September 30-Year T-Bond is down 15/32nds, while August gold is down $8.20 at $1,410.50 and August crude oil is up $1.03 at $58.86. Soybeans and meal on China’s Dalian Exchange were both slightly lower.

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