The USDA flashed another sale to unknown destinations of 123,000 MT for the old crop marketing year. We have seen no evidence that the flashes from the last 2 days have been sales to China. CBOT futures spent the day higher but struggled at technical resistance from Sunday night’s gap lower. […]
Soybean export markets did not show basis deviation to end the week as CBOT futures
moved lower. SF0 failed at 941 technical resistance and options expiration likely caused long
call positions to sell futures and lock in levels. The F0/H spread sold off as well with F0 First
Notice Day on Tuesday. The Commitment of Traders report was delayed until Monday and
the market will be watching to see how much of the speculative short has been covered
while it waits for further details of the US-China Phase 1 trade deal.
Black Sea Wheat futures were little changed on minimal volume asmost market participants were enjoying the holiday season.There was little cash market activity reported and the Ruble remained near the strongest level since the summer of 2018.US wheat export inspections were at the high end of expectations while US futures remained in the recentrange
Black Sea Wheat futures were higher on no tradewith most market participants celebrating the holiday season.Interest was seen in the January andFebruary expiries. The Ruble extended itsrecent move, trading at the strongest level since 7/11/18.US futures were higher with the 538.5 level in WH0 providing a recent price floor.
SoybeanCIF –Spot-Mar down 1-1.5 on lower bid/asks
Corn CIF –Mar-May up 0.5 on better bids