Market Update - March 4, 2013

Posted on Mar 4, 2013
CBOT futures are trading mixed with soybean price gains set against sharp losses in wheat futures. Export soybean sales to China remain strong but a huge South American crop is on its way. Commodity prices in general are under some pressure today on news that China is acting to slow its housing construction. Weaker Asian economies would impact the global market.

CBOT traders will be eager to see USDA’s supply-demand updates at 11 am EST on Friday.

CME Cattle futures are little changed today after closing poorly Friday despite strong cash cattle and boxed beef markets. Given the recent US$ strength and the federal sequester, futures may wait for the cash markets to lead the way.

Lean Hog futures are also slightly weaker waiting for demand and cash prices to improve.

Corn Mar unch 725; Jly -2 685; Dec -5 552 Bean Mar +7 1472; Jly +2 1429; Nov -2 1259   Meal Mar -1 426; Oct unch 356   Oil +29 4976 Wheat Mar -14 699; Jly -15 707; Dec -14 728   KC -12 744; MGE -10 810

LC Apr +2 12997; Jun -2 12507; Oct -40 12982 FC Mar unch 14155; Apr +10 14425; Aug -25 15410 LH Apr -22 8090; Jun -37 9100; Oct -7 8290 Milk Mar -7 1672; Apr -10 1703

Oats +6 409 Rice +3 1553

US$ unch Dow -.1% SP unch NAS unch Tran +.5%   VIX -1.2% 15.17

WTI -1% Brent -.3% Gas -1% NG +1.9% HO -.3% Eth -.2%

Gold unch Slvr unch

5-yr +.01 0.75% 10yr +.02 1.86% 30yr +.01 3.06%

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