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CME June 2020 live cattle with Bollinger (20,2) bands. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Futures surge as investors snap up discounts

June live cattle limit up off Monday's limit-down drop

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. livestock futures surged on Tuesday — with live cattle futures up to their 4.5-cent expanded limit — as steep discounts in futures prices over the current cash markets wooed investors to buy back in, traders said. Feeder cattle also jumped to their normal trading day limits, as the sector overall […] Read more

CBOT May 2020 wheat with 20-, 50- and 100-day moving averages. (Barchart)

U.S. grains: Wheat posts steepest drop since August

Soy drop biggest in 2-1/2 weeks; corn extends losses on big supply, weak ethanol demand

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat prices fell more than three per cent on Wednesday as coronavirus fears dragged down equities markets and lifted the dollar, sending Chicago wheat futures to their steepest decline in 7-1/2 months. Soybeans fell more than two per cent, the most in 2-1/2 weeks, and most corn contracts posted fresh […] Read more


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CBOT weekly outlook: Markets focused on virus, oil prices, stocks

MarketsFarm — From where Steve Georgy sits, commodity markets such as the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) are currently focused on only three things. One is the COVID-19 coronavirus — specifically, how the global outbreak affects commodity markets, especially if it results in “the slowing down the movement of grain, the slowing down the movement […] Read more



CME February 2019 lean hogs with 50-day moving average. (Barchart)

U.S. livestock: Lean hogs drop on technical selling

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures fell for a third straight session on Monday as technical selling and profit-taking dragged prices to a 4-1/2-week low. Another steep sell-off in equities markets also stoked concerns that meat demand may not meet earlier expectations over the coming months. “Today we sucked more futures […] Read more




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U.S. grains: Wheat ends up three per cent

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures climbed about three per cent on Wednesday on a mix of technical buying and enthusiasm over a larger-than-expected wheat purchase by top global importer Egypt a day earlier, traders said. Corn and soybeans also rose, supported by fund investment at the start of a new month and carry-over […] Read more



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U.S. livestock: Equities spike drives CME live cattle limit-up

Chicago | Reuters –– Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures climbed to their three cents/lb. daily price limit on Thursday following a turnaround in crude oil prices that helped pare recent deep U.S. stock market losses. February and April live cattle closed at 130.25 and 131.175 cents, respectively. Live cattle’s trading limit will be expanded […] Read more