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
We start off the day with Producer Price Index (PPI) and Wholesale Trade at 7:30 A.M., EIA Energy Stocks at 9:30 A.M. and Dairy Product Sales at 2:00 P.M. On the Grain front the long overdue rally looks to be stalled. As we digested the Monday Crop Progress numbers and understand we may have yet another surprise on tomorrows Crop Production USDA Supply/Demand or remember the past reports more vividly than that Tuesday morning 18 years ago that changed our country like that Sunday December 7th 1941. I still know funds may want to liquidate their short positions as we move closer to the reality of what crop if any is out there. On the Corn front we have another tight trading range in the overnight electronic session the December Corn is currently trading at 361 ¼ which is a ¼ of a cent lower. The trading range has been 363 ½ to 360. Investors and traders alike await and will focus on deciphering tomorrows numbers.
On the Ethanol front there were no trades posted in the overnight electronic session. The October contract settled at 1.331 and the market is currently showing 1 bid @ 1.319 and 3 offers @ 1.333 with Open Interest at 361 contracts.
On the Crude Oil front the market continues to roll with all bullish signs as OPEC wants to expand production cuts and last nights API Energy Stocks showed draws of 7.227 mln barrels and Cushing, Oklahoma showed draws of 1.359 mln barrels. This shows me of bullish and higher prices in the future. The only bearish sign I see is if we give Iran a break to sell Oil on the open market and take their profits to support global terrorism. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT! In the overnight electronic session the October Crude Oil is currently trading at 5757 which is 17 points higher. The trading range has been 5830 to 5750. It looks like we will be trading headlines and algorithms before the EIA Energy Stocks report at 9:30 A.M.
On the Natural Gas the market is not showing strength this morning. Could the short squeeze be over? In the overnight electronic session the October contract is currently trading at 2.565 which is 1 ½ of a cent lower. The trading range has been 2.600 to 2.529.
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