DTN Grain Open: Quietly Mixed Early on Report Day

Photo: Lyndon Kelley, Michigan State University

Pre-6 a.m. Globex Prices: December corn is up 1/2 cent, November soybeans are unchanged and September KC wheat is down 2 1/4 cents.

CME Globex Recap: Dow Jones futures are trading higher early Wednesday, possibly encouraged by a gradual decline in new U.S. coronavirus cases since July 24 and talk that the White House and Democrats may be ready for more negotiation on a relief bill.

Also, the Wall Street Journal reported the U.S. will pay Moderna Inc. over $1.5 billion for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine. The September U.S. Dollar Index and gold are both a little lower, while September crude oil is trading higher. Grains are quietly mixed ahead of Wednesday’s WASDE report.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Tuesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 104.53 at 27,686.91 and the S&P 500 down 26.78 at 3,333.69 while the 10-Year Treasury yield ended at 0.66%. Early Wednesday, September Dow Jones futures are up 292 points.

Asian markets are mixed with Japan’s Nikkei 225 up 93.72 points (0.4%) and China’s Shanghai Composite down 21.02 points (-0.6%). European markets are mixed with London’s FTSE 100 up 44.92 points (0.7%), Germany’s DAX down 24.25 points (-0.2%) and France’s CAC 40 up 8.84 points (0.2%).

The September euro is up $.0015 at $1.1769. The September U.S. Dollar Index is down .05 at 93.56. The September 30-year T-bond is down 7/32, while December gold is down $6.60 at $1,939.70 and September crude oil is up $0.62 at $42.23.

Soybeans and meal are lower on China’s Dalian Exchange Wednesday. October palm oil is trading up 1.1% and down from its highest prices in five months.

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