DTN Grain Open: Markets Post Follow-Through Selling Overnight

Corn stocks at an elevator location during harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Images

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

CME Globex Recap: Grains are seeing follow through selling overnight as well with wheat once again leading to the downside. Much of Wednesday’s selling felt technical in nature as opposed to a shift in fundamentals. With higher volatility comes larger moves in both direction, something bulls seem to forget from time to time.

Global equities are stable and moving slightly higher Thursday morning with U.S. futures pointing toward modest gains. The shaking of the tree Wednesday saw most equity indices suffer their largest drawdown since June as lockdown measures become a growing reality in the United States and Western Europe.

In addition, President Trump confirmed Wednesday there would be no additional stimulus measures before the election, placing the next package at-risk amid the post-election chaos which seems all but certain at this juncture. Despite stable equities, energy market selling has continued overnight with spot crude oil having dipped below 36.00 per barrel overnight. This is the lowest level since June. The U.S. Dollar Index is back above the 50-day moving average at 93.3101 to trade to 93.5410 overnight.

OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes on Wednesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 943.24 at 26,519.95 and the S&P 500 down 119.65 at 3,390.68 while the 10-Year Treasury yield ended at 0.781%. Early Thursday, the December DJIA futures are up 117 points.

Asian markets are mixed with Japan’s Nikkei 225 down 86.57 (-0.37%) and China’s Shanghai Composite up 3.49 points (0.11%). European markets are higher with London’s FTSE 100 up 12.54 points (0.22%), Germany’s DAX up 49.03 points (0.42%) and France’s CAC 40 up 12.56 points (0.08%).

The December Euro is down 0.003 at 1.170 and the December U.S. dollar index is up 0.126 at 93.535. The December 30-Year T-Bond is up 6/32nds, while December gold is down $1.90 at $1,877.30 and December crude oil is down $1.42 at $35.97. Soybeans on China’s Dalian Exchange were up 1.24% while soybean meal was down 1.29% and corn was up 0.15%.

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