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
Recession talks or jitters continue. Chicken Little the sky is falling! Just like Nostradamus and Goldman Sach’s predictions are as accurate as a Chicago weatherman or weatherwoman. Today we start off our day with Business Inventories, Export Sales, Jobless Claims and Retail Sales at 7:30 A.M., Capacity Utilization and Industrial Production at 8:15 A.M., EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and NOPA Crush at 11:00 A.M.
On the Corn front the market is trying to gain some ground after the tumulus sell-off on fake numbers and not reality. In the overnight electronic session the December Corn is currently trading at 373 ¼ which is 3 cents higher. The trading range has been 374 ¾ to 371 ½. I anticipate bottom feeders will go fishing and buy this value.
On the Ethanol front the September contract is currently trading at 1.260 which is .005 higher. The trading range has been 1.273 to 1.260. The market is currently showing 1 bid @ 1.261 and 1 offer @ 1.268. With 7 contracts traded and Open Interest at 540 contracts.
On the Crude Oil front we are trading headlines and fear which unlike some folks I do not see demand decreasing making America First and the countries that socialist economy sucked the blood out of a thriving economy cry foul after we even rebuilt these countries after their fall from grace. In the overnight electronic session the September Crude Oil is currently trading at 5443 which is 80 points lower. The trading rang has been 5533 to 5377. I happen to be bullish on the prospects of a thriving global economy.
On the Natural Gas front the market is in the green early again. As we edge closer to shoulder season with plenty of product, what does Mother Nature have in store for this winter and many countries wanting to import and other countries want to take advantage of what the U.S. can export Today we have the EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and the Thomson Reuters poll with 18 analysts participating expect injections ranging from 45bcf to 65bcf with the median build of 58bcf. This compares to the one-year build of 47bcf and the five-year average of 51bcf. In the overnight electronic session the September Natural Gas is currently trading at 2.173 which is 3 cents higher. The trading range has been 2.189 to 2.138.
Have a Great Trading Day!