Pre-6 a.m. Globex Prices: December corn is down 3/4 cent per bushel, November soybeans are down 2 1/2 cents, and September KC wheat is down 3 3/4 cents.
CME Globex Recap: Grains are weaker across the board with some charts beginning to show technical breakdown. August is not a strong month from a seasonal perspective for corn or soybeans and that fact is playing out the first four sessions of the month.
Equities are mixed around the globe overnight with the U.S. quiet ahead of weekly jobless claims later Thursday morning. There is still no deal on the next round of stimulus between Democrats and Republicans with President Trump threatening executive action to extend unemployment benefits and the eviction shield as well as suspending the payroll tax.
Energy markets are mixed overnight but inside recent ranges. The U.S. Dollar Index is weaker and within striking distance of recent lows while precious metals are higher. Gold is just below Wednesday’s record high of $2070.30.
OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Wednesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 373.05 at 27,201.52 and the S&P 500 up 21.26 at 3,306.51 while the 10-Year Treasury yield ended at 0.543%. Early Thursday, the September DJIA futures are up 53 points.
Asian markets are mixed with Japan’s Nikkei 225 down 96.7 (-0.43%) and China’s Shanghai Composite up 8.9 points (0.26%). European markets are lower with London’s FTSE 100 down 82.74 points (-1.36%), Germany’s DAX down 12.2 points (-0.1%) and France’s CAC 40 down 30.31 points (-0.61%).
The September Euro is down 0.001 at 1.190 and the September U.S. dollar index is down 0.005 at 92.845. The September 30-Year T-Bond is up 7/32nds, while December gold is up $13.40 at $2,062.70 and September crude oil is down $0.25 at $41.94. Soybeans on China’s Dalian Exchange were down 0.47% while soybean meal was down 1.25%.