Commodities Corner: Soybean futures finish scarcely flat, though reason nearby 3-month high as USDA cuts prolongation estimate

Soybean prices climbed Thursday, streamer for a top allotment in scarcely 3 months as a monthly news from a U.S. Department of Agriculture showed expectations for a dump in production, citing reduce stand yields.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture “lowered planted acres, harvested acres, and yield” on soybeans, pronounced Craig Turner, comparison line attorney with Daniels Trading. “All changes were bullish for soybeans.”

Soybean prolongation for a 2019/2020 selling year is foresee during 3.6 billion bushels, down 83 million bushels, while endings bonds are seen during 460 million bushels down 180 million bushels, from a Sep forecast, a USDA pronounced in a World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released Thursday.

“The USDA has lowered finale bonds to a turn relating 44% of what was projected usually 4 months ago” by a USDA’s Jun WASDE report, pronounced Sal Gilbertie, boss during Teucrium Trading.

“The soybean change piece is tightening dramatically, though a markets are not responding, substantially due to uncertainties per a trade war,” he told MarketWatch. “Demand for soybeans stays strong, that indicates something in a marketplace has to give.”

In Chicago, Nov soybeans

SX19, -0.14%

 traded during $9.30 ½ a bushel, adult 6 3/4 cents, or 0.7%. A allotment during that turn would be a top for a most-active agreement given it finished during $9.31 ½ on Jul 12 of this year, according to FactSet data.

Meanwhile, corn futures fell by scarcely 3% even as a USDA pronounced corn prolongation is foresee during 13.779 billion bushels, down 20 million bushels from a prior forecast.

The news pegged approaching produce per harvested hactare during 168.4 bushels, adult somewhat from a 168.2 bushels Sep news estimate.

“The trade approaching even reduce numbers [on corn production] and few approaching a USDA to lift a corn yield, no matter how slightly,” pronounced Gilbertie.

December corn

CZ19, -3.61%

 was down 12 1/2 cents, or 3.2%, during $3.81 ¾ a bushel.

Rounding out movement in pellet futures, Dec wheat

WZ19, -1.80%

 traded during $4.90 1/4 a bushel, down 10 cents, or 2%.

The USDA reduced a wheat prolongation guess for a 2019/2020 selling year to 1,962 million bushels, down 18.5 million bushels.

Myra Saefong is a MarketWatch contributor formed in San Francisco. Follow her on Twitter @MktwSaefong.

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