Morning Bullet Points - 03/13/2018



  • Markets trading higher overnight with general strength seen boosting prices at the end of the night session.
  • South American weather is little changed with rains in the 6-10 and 11-15 periods.
  • Wheat ratings yesterday were down 1% in KS to 12% good-to-excellent, up 1% in OK to 7% good-to-excellent, and up 3% in TX to 13% good-to-excellent.
  • Corn technically remains in its higher trend with the move overnight pushing the market back near the recent high.  Support for May at 3.80 and resistance 3.95.
  • Soybeans technically remain in correction mode with moving average resistance at 10.50.  Support is at 10.30 and 9.80.
  • Wheat technically bounced off lows yesterday and its correction may have run its course.  Support at 4.85 and resistance 5.00.
  • USDA reported 210,000 MT of corn to South Korea for 2017/18.


  • Argentina has chances for rains this weekend and next week.  Overall, much of the crop is past the point of no return.
  • Brazil is catching scattered rains, but fieldwork should pick up.
  • US wheat areas are dry in KS and OK over the next couple of weeks.


  • The corn market continues to see very limited pullbacks as strong demand is leading to good buying interest on any small pullbacks.  I still think a bigger pullback is possible, as speculators that have been buying have had a pretty smooth and easy go of it.  Longer term, higher corn prices look to be in the cards.
  • Soybeans have seen a big pullback from their highs and are now bouncing.  With weakness in calendar spreads a lot of underwater spec. longs in the market, I do not think the correction is over.
  • Wheat bounced off support yesterday, so I believe that correction has run its course.  Wheat is the only market “the funds” are still short, so I think that is a supportive factor moving forward.

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