Market Closes - October 20, 2020

Posted on Oct 20, 2020

Corn Dec +3 409 (403-10); Mar +3 413; Dec21 +2 400

Bean Nov +10 10164 (1051-66); Mar +11 1053; Nov21 +6 979

  Meal Dec -1 372

  Oil +78 3331

Wheat Dec +5 632; Jly +8 618 (608-20)

  KC +8 571; MGE +8 578

Oats +2 300

Rice -21 1224

 

LC Oct +12 10412; Dec +30 10545; Feb +47 10865

FC Oct -10 13450; Jan +147 12670; Mar +197 12690

LH Dec -217 6925; Feb -157 6927; Apr -92 7140

Milk Oct +4 2146; Nov -31 2134; Dec -19 1929

 

Corn, soybeans and wheat futures closed higher and near the day’s highs. Support came from fund buying amid optimism that strong export sales will continue. Wheat garnered support from the ongoing dry soils in HRW country during planting season. Given record world wheat supplies, wheat prices are most vulnerable to a sell-off.

Cattle futures closed higher, bouncing back from early weakness on follow-through selling. Support came from stronger beef values in the morning; beef cutouts weakened some by the afternoon. Choice beef climbed .86 to 21.60 and Select slipped .17 to 191.67. Cash trading remains light at similar prices as of Monday -- $106 live and $166 dressed.

Lean hog futures closed lower on profit-taking after the strong October rally. Cash hog prices were weaker. FOB Plant Pork closed down 1.19 at 96.91 after being up 1.77 in the morning. Today’s weakness was tied to ham losing 7.16 to 78.68 in value.

US$ -.3% 93.09

Dow +113 28309

SP +16 3443

NAS +38 11516

Tran +152 11860

  VIX +.22 29.40

 

WTI +11 4117

Brent +10 4272

Gas +1 1116

NG -1 327

HO unch 117

Eth unch 144

Gold -1 1910

Slvr +8 2478

2-yr  unch 0.147%

5-yr +.013 0.343%

10yr +.034 0.796%

30yr +.055 1.603%

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