Dan Flynn is the writer of The Corn & Ethanol Report, a daily market letter covering grains, energies, and various global issues that are the driving force and backbone of the commodity markets. Contact Mr. Flynn at (312) 264-4374
With a temporary halt in the government shutdown the USDA the USDA will get busy and report on what was missed except politicians vacationing on our dime. Commodities and Stocks are coming in easier this morning with a mixed close in the Asian markets also weather forecast keep changing to how ling we will have weather like the North Pole some reports have us going up to a balmy 32 degrees on Saturday. On the Corn front in the overnight electronic session the March contract is currently trading at 390 which is a ¼ of a cent lower. The trading range has been 389 ¼ to 387 ¾.
On the Ethanol front the February contract posted a trade at 1.279 which is .005 higher. 5 contracts traded and Open Interest is at 850 contracts. The market is currently showing 1 bid @ 1.267 and 1 offer @ 1.276. With February’s Open Positions dropping dramatically compared to the March we will soon shift our focus to the March contract.
On the Crude Oil front the market is trading lower mostly due to weak stocks, the government shutdown and weather that should keep people off the road from driving. In the overnight electronic session the March Crude Oil is currently trading at 5264 which is 105 points lower. The trading range has been 5364 to 5294.
On the Natural Gas front changing weather systems has the market going haywire with volatility as certain weather computer modules systems calling for sooner warm ups. The February contract expires tomorrow. In the overnight electronic session the March contract is currently trading at 2.877 which is 19 ½ cents lower. The trading range has been 2.913 to 2.840.
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