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Cotton: You Just Can't Keep a Bear From Growling
Cotton prices were down 99 to 139 points at the close, with thinly traded October the weakest but active December not far behind. Crude oil was down $2.69 per barrel to add some pressure via the synthetic fiber market, and the stock markets were also having a bad day. The...
Soybean Prices End Friday in the Red, Spec Funds Expand Bearish Positions
Soybean futures settled 1 ¼ to 7 ¼ lower on Friday, with the inverse (a.k.a backwardation) continuing to expand on good crusher demand for nearby beans and big expectations for 2024/25 global production. Soymeal futures finished the day $.40 to $4.00 per ton lower. Soy Oil futures saw nearby August...
Contrary Opinion Trade Works for Wheat on Friday
Wheat futures were swimming against the bearish tide on Friday, or perhaps unwinding some inter-market spreads. In any event, all three US markets were higher. Chicago futures settled 5 to 8 cents higher. Kansas City contracts were up 5 ¼ to 7 ¾ for the day. MPLS spring wheat continued...
Cattle Settled Mixed Ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed Report Release
Live cattle futures were mixed at the close, anticipating little bearish news for nearby cash cattle in the COF report, but more cautious above December and later. Overall, the board was 85 cents higher to 52 cents lower. Some southern cattle traded at $187 to $188.50 this week, with the...
Hogs Extend Rally on Friday, August Up $3.18 for the Week
Lean hogs continued their bullish effort for the week, up $.20 to $1.22 on Friday. Nearby August was up $3.18 for the week. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $82.42 on Friday afternoon, down $2.97 from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index was $89.27 on...
Corn Traders Had Little to Show for Friday Effort
Corn futures couldn’t hold initial gains into the Friday close, as quite a few markets sold off going into the weekend. Net changes were fractional, down ¾ to up ½ cent per bushel. Fairly benign weather forecasts and less than desired export business limited buying interest. The 7-day QPF from...

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