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July 13, 2020

Morning Express: July 13, 2020

U.S. benchmarks opened higher last night and are finding favorable tailwinds ahead of the bell. New York reported no new Covid-19 cases for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

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July 9, 2020

Grain Express: July 9, 2020

The market seems to be holding ground near our pivot pocket, 900-904 ¼, a positive sign for the Bull camp. Resistance remains intact at 913 ½.

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June 30, 2020

Grain Express: June 30, 2020

Corn futures rallied hard yesterday, erasing losses from the back half of last week’s trade, that momentum has carried over into the early morning trade. This momentum comes on the back of short covering ahead of today’s USDA report, out at 11:00am CT.

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June 23, 2020

Grain Express: June 23, 2020

Corn futures saw pressure to start the week, after a weekend of decent weather did little to add premium to the market. Crop Progress was released after the close, that showed good/excellent conditions at 72%, 1% better than last week.

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June 22, 2020

Morning Express: June 22, 2020

On Friday’s quadruple witching, U.S. benchmarks posted session highs at the opening bell; upon the expiration of June futures and options. After trading lower into the close, price action gapped down on the open Sunday night. In similar fashion to one week ago, negativity quickly dissipated and European hours brought a wave of buying. The S&P has traded more than 2% from its opening low.

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June 18, 2020

Morning Express: June 18, 2020

After a soft finish yesterday, U.S. benchmarks trekked lower last night and found strong major three-star support. Price action has ping-ponged around ahead of the U.S. session, Initial Jobless Claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing.

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June 11, 2020

Grain Express: June 11, 2020

Today is WASDE/USDA report day, out at 11am CST. Old crop ending stocks are expected to come in near 2.15 billion bushels, up from the 2.098 we saw last month. New crop ending stocks are expected to come in near 3.36 billion bushels, a notch higher from last month.

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June 10, 2020

Morning Express: June 10, 2020

U.S. CPI data this morning was generally in line with expectations. The Core read, excluding food and energy, met expectations at -0.1% MoM, but came in a tenth below YoY at 1.2%.

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June 9, 2020

Grain Express: June 9, 2020

Weekly export inspections came in at 1,100,00 metric tons, this was towards the top end of estimates. Yesterday’s Crop Progress report showed corn planting is 97% complete in the U.S., in line with estimates. Good/Excellent ratings came in at 75%, as expected and well above last year’s rating of 59%.

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June 2, 2020

Morning Express: June 2, 2020

U.S benchmarks are set to open higher and the NQ is 1 – 1.5% from a new record high. According to the Financial Times, Amazon sold $10 billion worth of three-year debt at 40-basis points yesterday.

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May 28, 2020

Morning Express: May 28, 2020

U.S. benchmarks finished yesterday on steady strength after whipsawing to start the intraday session. In fact, the S&P, Dow, and Russell 2000 all made new swing highs in the final hour.

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May 22, 2020

Morning Express: May 22, 2020

U.S benchmarks are paring overnight losses ahead of the bell and long Memorial Day weekend. China began its National People’s Congress, a yearly event with the objective of showcasing the strength and leadership within the Chinese Communist Party.

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May 19, 2020

Morning Express: May 19, 2020

The Federal Reserve has been in the driver’s seat for years. In fact, that metaphor was a cornerstone of ours last year in lieu of the December 2018 selloff and trade war.

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May 13, 2020

Grain Express: May 13, 2020

Yesterday’s USDA report showed 2019/2020 ending stocks at 2.098 billion bushels, below the average trade estimate. The 2020/2021 ending stocks came in at 3.318 billion bushels, below the average trade estimate.

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May 11, 2020

Morning Express: May 11, 2020

Friday’s Nonfarm Payroll report, although a record print, was not as bad as feared. Ultimately, this allowed the week’s strong momentum to playout through the session.

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May 8, 2020

Morning Express: May 8, 2020

U.S benchmarks have again gained ground overnight. The S&P is at the highest level since last Thursday whereas the NQ is at the highest level since February 25th.

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May 5, 2020

Grain Express: May 5, 2020

July corn futures tried to breakdown yesterday, following a weekend of favorable weather that helped producers stay ahead on planting. Yesterday’s Planting Progress report showed U.S. corn is 51% planted…

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April 30, 2020

Grain Express: April 30, 2020

May futures are officially in delivery mode which could provide some very near-term relief, but the intermediate term fundamental landscape will likely keep the upside limited.

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April 29, 2020

Morning Express: April 29, 2020

U.S benchmarks are firm this morning, gaining ground across the board. The S&P traded to a seven and a half week high ahead of the bell yesterday but some of the largest stocks led a wave of profit taking ahead of earnings. The S&P returned all premarket gains and the NQ finished -1.2%.

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April 22, 2020

Morning Express: April 22, 2020

June WTI Crude Oil set two records yesterday; trading to a low of 6.50 and losing 43.3%. May was in physical delivery on Monday, its move into negative territory although historic, does not count. With storage capacity near depletion, today’s inventory data will be front and center.

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April 20, 2020

Morning Express: April 20, 2020

U.S benchmarks capped off a strong week, rallying behind the hope of normalization. The S&P gained 3.25%, half of which was secured in the final two hours of Friday’s session.

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April 17, 2020

Morning Express: April 17, 2020

U.S benchmarks once again constructively held technical support though yesterday’s session and this coupled with the anticipation of President Trump’s guidelines for reopening America kept a steady bid under risk-assets through the last hour.

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April 15, 2020

Morning Express: April 15, 2020

U.S benchmarks are settling in after yesterday’s melt-up. One that came on the heels of a 12% surge last week. Amazon led the way, setting a fresh record. In fact, yesterday it gapped out above the mark previously set on February 11th and never looked back to gain 5.28%.

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April 13, 2020

Morning Express: April 13, 2020

The S&P gained 12% in its best week since 1974. The historic surge comes on the heels of a 36% plunge from record highs and has hardly been celebrated.

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