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 kickoff the day with Export Sales, 2nd Quarter GDP Revision and Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. We have EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and Last Trading Day on October Natural Gas. Good news out of the U.N. with many trade deals made with foreign countries but the left is working at a feverish pitch to speed up impeachment proceedings. Go ahead call roll. I want it on public record who, what and where. Who casted their vote for impeachment, so as we go into election time you know the American people and VOTER has had it. The whistleblower wants to remain anonymous. Isn’t that a surprise! More taxpayer money wasted because the left does not have an answer to better our country, only to mudsling keeping the mainstream media mob a story to fabricate and energize the one’s that do not realize what they say or their conclusion is not gospel. That’s all they got. And they know they cannot win at the ballot box so let’s make up something to derail the President’s agenda that is working famously. Let’s look at todays Jobs number and revision to the 2nd quarter GDP and that will do the talking.
On the Corn front, the market could not stay in yesterday’s action with the December Corn settling a ½ of a cent lower. Even with the rains and cooler temperatures going into the weekend. We also have blizzards in Canada and the Plains and Rockies will be in the 20’s and if that cold front moves into the mid-west, yes we will have a frost. Let’s see what Export Sales will show us this morning. In the overnight electronic session the December Corn is currently trading at 373 ½ which is ¾ of a cent lower. The trading range has been 375 ¾ to 373 ¼. Hopefully, we will be getting more good news with the U.S-China trade talks.
On the Ethanol front, yesterday’s Energy Report showed Ethanol production at 943,000 barrels per day which is down 5.98% from last week. Corn used in last week’s production was estimated at 94.36 million bushels. There were no trades posted in the overnight electronic session. The November contract settled at 1.391 and the market is currently showing 1 bid @ 1.371 and 2 offers @ 1.391 with Open Interest at 388 contracts.
On the Crude Oil front, the Saudis continue to preach that they will be hitting on all cylinders in production next week. Again, stressing I do not believe they will be up to the refining of product to a grade acceptable to their customer base. Eventually, the market will wake up just like the Russian probe and now the Ukraine funny business. In the overnight electronic session the November contract is currently trading at 5644 which is 5 tics lower. The trading range has been 5684 to 5617.
On the Natural Gas front, the October contract expires today and we have EIA Gas Storage. The Thomson Reuters poll with 19 analyst participating estimate injections ranging from 79 bcf to 96 bcf with the median build of 89 to 90 bcf. This compares to the one-year build of 91 bcf and the five-year average of 83 bcf. In the overnight electronic session the November contract is currently trading at 2.553 which is 1 ½ of a cent higher. The trading range has been 2.562 to 2.521.
Have a Great Trading Day!
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