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Market Closes - September 14, 2016
September 14, 2016
Market Closes - September 14, 2016

CBOT futures closed with minimal changes after trading modest ranges. Corn and wheat closed at the high end of the range with strong buying in the final minutes.  Live Cattle closed higher and near the day’s highs as prices trended up throughout the day.

Market Closes - September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016
Market Closes - September 12, 2016

CBOT futures closed mixed in response to today’s USDA Crop Production Report which had a bearish surprise for soybeans.  Cattle futures closed higher for the second straight trading day, adding to Friday’s strong gains. Futures are now $5-6/cwt above the contract lows set last week.

Market Closes - September 7, 2016
September 7, 2016
Market Closes - September 7, 2016

CBOT futures closed higher on strong fund buying. Futures were led higher by soybean meal and soybeans on strong export sales.  Cattle futures finally turned around after 4 days of sharp losses, as traders booked their profits in an oversold market.

Market Closes - September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016
Market Closes - September 6, 2016

CBOT futures closed mixed with the soy complex performing the best. Market support came from a sharply lower US Dollar Index and the report showing better-than-expected export inspections(shipments) for last week.  Cattle futures closed sharply lower with nearby Feeder Cattle contracts touching the daily limit of $4.50/cwt.

Market Closes - September 1, 2016
September 1, 2016
Market Closes - September 1, 2016

Corn and wheat futures closed strongly higher on the first day of September; this comes after 8 straight days of lower closes.  It was a terrible day in cattle futures with nearby October Live Cattle closing down the daily $3.00 limit.  Lean Hog futures closed higher despite the crash in cattle futures.

Market Closes - August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016
Market Closes - August 31, 2016

Except for KC Wheat, CBOT futures closed lower today with corn and Chicago Wheat trading to new contract lows. Soybeans and meal traded to new lows for this move.  Cattle futures opened higher today on follow-through buying after Tuesday’s huge rally at day’s end. But prices trended down throughout the day.

Market Closes - August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016
Market Closes - August 30, 2016

CBOT futures closed sharply lower at or near the day’s lows. Prices were pressured by bearish technical signals, a stronger US Dollar, weaker energy futures and an approaching harvest of huge crops.  Cattle futures soared higher today, but it didn’t happen until the last hour of trading.

Market Closes - August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016
Market Closes - August 29, 2016

CBOT futures closed lower with huge losses in wheat futures – for the second straight day in KC and Chicago. Futures closed at/near the day’s lows.

Market Closes - August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016
Market Closes - August 22, 2016

CBOT futures closed mixed with soybeans and meal moving higher on strong export news.  Live Cattle futures closed little changed after trading a fairly wide range high to low.

Market Closes - August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016
Market Closes - August 17, 2016

CBOT futures closed higher, led by soybean oil and soybean futures. Market support continues to come from strong export demand for soybeans and corn.  Cattle futures closed lower for the third straight day as traders doubt cash cattle prices will strengthen much.