Market Overview

Commodities

  • Lean Hogs Little Higher

    2015 Mar 02, 3:30pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 432,000 head versus a year ago at 395,000. Lean Hog futures traded choppy Monday before settling a little higher during a back and forth trading session. April Lean Hogs settled at 67.67, up 0.20. June Lean Hogs settled at 83.05, up 0.17.

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  • Live Cattle Sharply Higher

    2015 Mar 02, 3:10pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Monday's USDA cattle slaughter was 109,000 head versus a year ago at 113,000 head. Live Cattle Futures traded firm on Monday and closed near the highs of the trading day. April Live Cattle futures settled sharply higher at 153.45, up 1.75. June Live Cattle settled sharply higher at 145.80, up 1.95.

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  • NY Soft Commodities: Sugar, Coffee Lower

    2015 Mar 02, 2:12pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    May Sugar traded mostly lower Monday and settled at 13.64, down 0.13. May Coffee settled at 138.35, down 2.15 during a back and forth trading session. May Orange Juice traded higher most of the session on Monday and settled sharply higher at 126.75, up 5.60. Cocoa futures traded back and forth on...

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  • Corn Lower

    2015 Mar 02, 12:57pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Corn futures are trading lower Monday. Weakness in Soybean and wheat futures have pressured Corn prices. May Corn is trading at 387 3/4, down 6 cents. July Corn is trading at 395 3/4, down 5 1/2 cents. Trading activity has been a little choppy during U.S. trading.

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  • U.S. Dollar Index Moves Higher

    2015 Mar 02, 12:45pm Commodities, Forex, Markets

    The March U.S. Dollar Index has moved higher Monday afternoon, trading at 95.51. Trading has been firm during afternoon U.S. trading. Market talk about U.S. data showing favorable results is making the rounds.

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  • Live Cattle Higher, Lean Hogs Mixed

    2015 Mar 02, 12:39pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Livestock futures trading has been choppy Monday. Live Cattle Futures are trading higher Monday afternoon. Lean Hog Futures are trading mixed after a higher open. April Live Cattle is trading at 153.37, up 1.65. June Live Cattle is trading at 145.60, up 1.72. Lean Hogs have traded back and forth on...

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  • Soybeans Extended Losses

    2015 Mar 02, 12:10pm Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Trading in the soybean complex is weak and choppy at mid-day on Monday. May Soybeans are trading at 1016 3/4 and are weak near the session lows. May Soybean Oil has lost gains from early in the session and is trading at 32.72, down 0.23. May Soybean Meal is trading at 334.2, down 8.1.

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  • Morgan Stanley: Likely Iran Deal Creates Downside Risk For Oil

    2015 Mar 02, 11:02am Analyst Color, Brent Crude, Iran, Morgan Stanley, USO, Commodities, Markets, Analyst Ratings

    The deadline on a nuclear agreement with Iran is March 31, with any announced deal becoming a short-term negative for oil prices, according to Morgan Stanley. The opposite would produce the opposite result, though Morgan Stanley sees a deal as increasingly likely based on press reports and the...

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  • Wheat Moves Lower

    2015 Mar 02, 10:53am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Wheat Futures are trading lower Monday. May Chicago Wheat is trading at 507 3/4, down 5 3/4 cents. July Chicago wheat is trading at 511 1/4, down 5 cents. May Kansas City Wheat is trading at 536 3/4, down 3 1/4 cents. Trading is choppy and weak.

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  • Soybeans Move Lower

    2015 Mar 02, 10:47am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Market chatter regarding Southern Hemisphere production and political issues continue. May Soybeans are trading at 1028, down 3 3/4 cents. May Soybean Oil is trading at 33.29, up 0.34. May Soybean Meal is trading at 338.4, down 4.0. Trading is choppy and activity has picked up.

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  • Cocoa Moves Lower

    2015 Mar 02, 10:45am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    NY Cocoa is trading lower Monday. May Cocoa is at 2981, down 35. Market chatter about range-bound trading is going around. Much of the supply news is now in the market and traders are looking for demand information. Cocoa trading has been weak and somewhat choppy during the mid-session.

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  • Live Cattle Futures Higher

    2015 Mar 02, 10:17am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Live cattle futures are trading higher Monday morning. April Live Cattle is trading at 152.80, up 0.97. June Live Cattle is trading at 144.80, up 0.95. Trading has been firm to start the day and is expected to be choppy on Monday with a wide trading range.

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  • Lean Hogs Higher

    2015 Mar 02, 10:10am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    Lean Hogs are trading higher Monday morning. April Lean Hogs are trading at 68.52, up 1.05. June Hogs are trading at 83.85, up 0.97. Pork product were firm Friday after the futures closed and are firm this morning. Trading is expected to be and extremely choppy.

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  • USD/CAD Moves Higher

    2015 Mar 02, 9:44am Commodities, Forex, Markets

    USD/CAD is trading at 1.2522, up 0.0020. Market chatter about Canadian GDP due out on Tuesday and BOC policy continues. Market talk that some weakness in crude oil on Monday has been supportive for the USD/CAD is making the rounds. Trading is steady and activity has picked up.

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  • Cocoa Steady On ICCO Outlook

    2015 Mar 02, 9:11am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    NY Cocoa is trading steady on Monday at at 3015. Market talk about a tight supply continues to bring in buyers. The ICCO (International Cocoa Organization) has made its forecast for the 2014-2015 season. They are predicting a global supply deficit of 17,000 tons. The organization lowered the 2013-...

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