DTN Early Word Grains 08/22 05:57
Grains Slightly Higher as Rain Falls
December corn is up 1/2 cent, November soybeans are up 1 cent and December
KC wheat is up 1 3/4 cents.
By Todd Hultman
DTN Lead Analyst
6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn is up 1/2 cent, November soybeans are up
1 cent and December KC wheat is up 1 3/4 cents.
CME Globex Recap: U.S. stock futures and European stock markets are lower
Thursday with China still talking about retaliating to new U.S. tariffs, set to
take place on September 1. Wednesday's minutes from the latest Fed meeting
showed two members dissented, favoring no rate cut on July 31. Outside of
grains, most commodities are trading higher early Thursday.
OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes Wednesday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average up 240.29 at 26,202.73 and the S&P 500 up 23.92 at 2,924.43 while the
10-Year Treasury yield ended at 1.58%. Early Thursday, the September DJIA
futures are down 42 points. Asian markets are higher with Japan's Nikkei 225 up
13.16 (0.06%) and China's Shanghai Composite up 8.03 points (0.29%). European
markets are modestly lower with London's FTSE 100 down 48.60 points (-0.67%),
Germany's DAX down 38.50 points (-0.33%) and France's CAC 40 down 28.99 points
(-0.53%). The September euro is down $.001 at $1.11. The September U.S. dollar
index is up 0.04 at 98.22. The September 30-year T-bond is down 2/32nds, while
December gold is down $8.00 at $1,507.70 and October crude oil is up $0.38 at
$56.06. Soybeans are slightly lower and meal is modestly higher on China's
Dalian Exchange. November palm oil is up 2.1% at a new five-month high.
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