$61.00  0.29%  
$12.17  1.07%  
$54.00  1.22%  
$36.29  1.65%  
$91.69  0.68%  
$72.80  0.67%  
$14.13  5.14%  
$81.52  0.01%  
$63.78  0.29%  
$119.69  0.01%  
$70.92  0.13%  
$98.09  0.14%  
$97.54  0.18%  
$60.05  0.65%  
$28.88  0.14%  
$19.77  0.75%  
$24.72  0.76%  
$5.32  0.56%  
$19.56  1.24%  
$220.91  1.85%  

Grains Show Resilience, Livestock Faces Varied Movement.

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Watch AgWebTV Interview with Kent Beadle

Commodity & Futures News, Charts & Updates – Paradigm Futures

In the latest edition of “Markets Now,” Michelle Rook engages with Kent Beadle from Paradigm Futures to dissect the current dynamics in the grains and livestock markets. Here’s a breakdown of the key points discussed in the interview:

Grains Market Highlights:

  1. Corn Market Momentum:
    • Despite new contract lows in the wheat market, the corn market showcased strength, with an impressive close.
    • Technical factors played a role, with a breach of the 434 level leading to a quick move up to 437-438.
    • The large speculative short in the market contributed to the upward trend as traders looked to cover shorts.
  2. Fundamental Factors:
    • Ongoing rumors of export business off the West Coast and a firmer basis in the PNW were noted.
    • Japan emerged as a consistent and heavy buyer of U.S. corn, while connections to Korea and other Asian Rim countries signaled the competitiveness of U.S. corn globally.
    • Despite China’s rumored cancellation of SRW wheat purchases, the wheat market responded positively, potentially due to a new tender out of Egypt and IMF bailout assistance.

Soybean Market Overview:

  1. Brazilian Production Downgrades:
    • The soybean market experienced an uptick, partly attributed to a private firm lowering production estimates for Brazil.
    • Weekly exports exceeding 600,000 tons indicated a solid week of business, showcasing the competitiveness of U.S. soybeans globally.
  2. Chinese Economic Impact:
    • Better-than-anticipated economic news from China, with higher-than-expected exports and imports, hinted at improved global demand.
    • Positive economic indicators in China could potentially bolster future soybean demand.

Livestock Market Analysis:

  1. Cattle Market Dynamics:
    • The cattle market started the day lower but displayed attempts to move higher, with a range-bound pattern observed.
    • Anticipation of higher cash and inventory numbers suggesting fewer cattle this year than last indicated a potential for higher highs in the market.
  2. Hog Market Insights:
    • Hog market witnessed a correction from recent highs, potentially due to profit-taking and hedge pressure.
    • Margins in the hog industry remained profitable, prompting some hedging activities amidst the rebound in corn prices.

The grain market showcased resilience, driven by both technical and fundamental factors, while livestock markets experienced varied movements influenced by economic indicators, global demand, and industry dynamics. The overall sentiment suggests a complex interplay of factors shaping the trajectory of these key agricultural markets.

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