U.S. grains: Soy futures follow rally in soymeal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Thursday for the third straight day, led higher by strength in the soymeal market stemming from news that an Argentine soy crusher was experiencing financial stress, traders said. Corn futures ended lower after trading close to unchanged for much of the day, while wheat dropped on […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Headlines, geopolitics drive prices

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — To Terry Reilly, about the only things driving the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) are headlines and geopolitics developments. “Traders are trading headlines,” Reilly, an analyst for Futures International in Chicago, said in reference to the latest developments in U.S.-China trade talks. Reports on Wednesday morning said the two countries were close to […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy rises on trade hopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rose on Wednesday, buoyed by renewed optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal as well as some bargain buying, traders said. Corn futures were lower, giving up early gains on technical selling, while wheat futures firmed after two days of sharp declines. Investors were reassured by a Bloomberg report […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat futures drop sharply

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures sagged 1.8 per cent on Tuesday, the biggest percentage loss for the most-active contract in two months, on a round of profit-taking and technical selling, traders said. U.S. corn futures closed narrowly mixed, with nearby contracts weighed down by the drop in […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn futures firm on technical buying

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures firmed on Monday, edging up to their highest in nearly a month on a round of technical buying despite signs of poor demand, traders said. Soybean futures fell, with traders waiting for concrete signs of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China before buying into a […] Read more


Prairie cash wheat: Improved basis underpins bids

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Wheat bids in Western Canada were mostly higher during the week ended Thursday, as basis levels improved in most locations. Average Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS, 13.5 per cent protein) wheat prices were mixed during the week, with a steady to softer tone in Manitoba while Saskatchewan and Alberta saw gains of $1-$3 […] Read more

U.S. grains: CBOT wheat surges to five-month high

Reading Time: 2 minutes Corrected, Nov. 30 — Chicago | Reuters — Chicago wheat futures exploded to a five-month high on Friday due to threats to global production and as fund scrambled to cover their short positions in the post-holiday market, traders said. The wheat rally gave support to Chicago corn futures, which hit a three-week high on the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy futures fall to two-month low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures slid to a two-month low on Wednesday on technical selling and expectations that increased rains will benefit crops in rival shipper South America. Corn and wheat futures also fell as traders adjusted positions ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, when U.S. markets will close. The markets will reopen for […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: Soy, corn stuck waiting on trade news

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade remain in a holding pattern, waiting for concrete news on ongoing negotiations between the United States and China. Activity during the last week of November was slowing down as traders moved to the sidelines ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, with attention expected […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soy hits two-month low on export competition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell to their lowest in more than two months on Tuesday on a mix of technical selling and export competition from South American supplies, traders said. Corn and wheat futures also declined after rallying a day earlier. Chicago Board of Trade January soybean futures settled down 8-1/4 cents […] Read more