Corn, Wheat & Soybeans Slightly Lower in Early Trading

Posted on August 22, 2012

December Corn, wheat and November soybeans are all down this morning in early trading after surging yesterday. Soybeans burst through $17 a bushel yesterday and changed its momentum from bearish to bullish on the daily chart.

Source: IB Traderworksation

Momentum for corn remains bearish despite the recent surge in prices. However, bearish momentum is weakening. Here are a few more hot commodities links to start your day.

China Economy’s Harsh Winter to Hurt Cotton, Commodities – Cotton consumption in China, the world’s largest user, may shrink 11 percent this year as a deteriorating economy hurts demand and causes a buildup…Read More

Iron Ore Price to Rebound as China Seeks Cheaper Imports – A plunge in iron ore prices and shipping costs means it’s cheaper for Chinese steel mills to buy the material from Brazil more than 8,000 nautical miles away than to buy the lower-grade ore being dug in their own backyard…Read more

Early trading prices (per bushel unless otherwise stated)

Contract Commodity Last Change
Dec 2012 Corn $8.3550 -0.0325
Dec 2012 Wheat $9.1525 -0.0675
Nov 2012 Soybeans $17.4800 -0.0550
Sept 2012 Soybean Oil (Metric Ton) $55.3100 -0.2600
Sept 2012 Soybean Meal (Metric Ton) $540.4000 -3.2000

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