Wheat yanks up on the commodity chain

For a change it was wheat that lead commodities higher. A combination of factors lead markets to conclude that wheat wasn’t going to be as plentiful over the next grain year as it has been.

Wheat on Chicago ended up US 32-5 cents per bushel in the face of droughty conditions in Europe. A grain production tour in North and South Dakota by the Wheat Quality Council is suggesting that USDA estimates of 48 bushels per acre for this crop are way out bounds to the upside. After day one of the tour, which has in the past yielded an estimated average of about 45 bushels, it starts in the southern part of the state, it found only 39. This is a bushel higher than last year during a record drought.

Traders and analysts had suggested that wheat was near or at the bottom of the Markets’ cycles earlier this month, leaving little room to move but up.

Canola appeared to feel the upward tug from wheat, and along with soybeans, moved higher. Canola gains were tempered by the Canadian dollar before the trading day was done and finished slightly below yesterday, with November posting a C$498.50 for the day, down 40 cents per tonne.

Corn was up 6 US cents per bushel on the day. Cattle and hogs were up, along with all coarse grains, leaving canola the only commodity to end lower.

 

Name / Contract High Low Last Change Settlement
Canola Nov 2018 (updated 1:19PM(CST) on 7/25/2018) 492.80 487.70 489.50 -0.40 489.50
Canola Jan 2019 (updated 1:17PM(CST) on 7/25/2018) 499.00 494.70 495.80 -0.20 495.80
Canola Mar 2019 (updated 1:14PM(CST) on 7/25/2018) 504.50 500.70 501.40 -0.50 501.40
Canola May 2019 (updated 1:14PM(CST) on 7/25/2018) 508.90 505.50 506.20 -0.50 506.20
Canola Jul 2019 (updated 1:14PM(CST) on 7/25/2018) 511.00 507.70 508.30 -0.50 508.30
Soybeans Aug 2018 863.00 852.00 861.25 3.25 860.75
Soybeans Sep 2018 868.00 857.50 866.50 3.00 866.00
Soybeans Nov 2018 878.00 866.75 876.50 3.25 875.75
Soybeans Jan 2019 888.25 877.25 886.75 3.00 886.25
Soybeans Mar 2019 897.75 886.50 896.50 3.50 895.75
Soybeans May 2019 906.50 895.75 904.50 2.25 904.75
Soybean Meal Aug 2018 331.10 327.40 331.00 2.10 330.00
Soybean Meal Sep 2018 330.40 326.60 330.20 2.20 329.40
Soybean Meal Oct 2018 329.80 326.00 329.80 2.50 328.80
Soybean Oil Aug 2018 28.47 28.17 28.41 0.17 28.41
Soybean Oil Sep 2018 28.57 28.26 28.51 0.17 28.51
Soybean Oil Oct 2018 28.63 28.32 28.62 0.22 28.61
Corn Sep 2018 360.00 352.00 358.25 6.25 359.25
Corn Dec 2018 374.00 366.00 372.25 6.25 373.25
Corn Mar 2019 385.00 377.25 383.00 5.75 384.25
Corn May 2019 391.00 383.25 389.25 5.50 390.25
Corn Jul 2019 396.75 389.75 394.75 5.00 396.00
Oats Sep 2018 233.00 229.50 232.50 2.00 232.25
Oats Dec 2018 239.50 236.00 239.25 2.25 239.00
Oats Mar 2019 244.00 242.50 243.50 2.00 243.50
Oats May 2019 245.25 245.25 245.25 2.00 245.25
Oats Jul 2019 250.25 250.25 250.25 2.00 250.25
Wheat Sep 2018 545.25 511.25 542.00 31.75 542.75
Wheat Dec 2018 564.25 530.50 561.25 32.00 561.75
Wheat Mar 2019 579.50 547.50 576.25 29.75 576.75
Wheat May 2019 585.75 556.75 583.00 27.75 583.50
Wheat Jul 2019 587.00 558.25 583.50 24.75 584.25
Spring Wheat Sep 2018 592.50 554.50 587.25 32.50 587.25
Spring Wheat Dec 2018 608.00 572.50 603.00 30.50 603.00
Spring Wheat Mar 2019 622.00 591.50 617.50 28.75 617.50
Spring Wheat May 2019 628.75 610.75 624.75 26.75 624.75
Spring Wheat Jul 2019 632.75 620.00 631.50 25.00 631.50
Hard Red Wheat Sep 2018 544.75 510.00 538.50 28.75 540.75
Hard Red Wheat Dec 2018 570.25 536.50 564.00 28.50 566.25
Hard Red Wheat Mar 2019 587.00 555.00 581.00 27.00 583.00
Hard Red Wheat May 2019 594.50 559.00 590.00 27.25 591.00
Hard Red Wheat Jul 2019 596.50 566.00 591.25 25.25 592.75
Live Cattle (P) Aug 2018 109.67 107.75 109.67 1.62 109.02
Live Cattle (P) Oct 2018 111.25 109.58 111.22 0.89 110.78
Live Cattle (P) Dec 2018 114.93 113.98 114.93 0.31 114.80
Feeder Cattle (P) Aug 2018 153.12 151.85 152.98 0.23 152.83
Feeder Cattle (P) Sep 2018 153.75 152.45 153.52 unch 153.25
Feeder Cattle (P) Oct 2018 154.90 153.58 154.52 -0.03 154.45
Lean Hogs (P) Aug 2018 66.75 65.58 66.22 0.67 66.40
Lean Hogs (P) Oct 2018 54.10 52.62 53.85 1.33 53.92
Lean Hogs (P) Dec 2018 49.00 47.70 48.88 1.36 48.92
Canadian Dollar Aug 2018 0.7669 0.7615 0.7662 0.0060 0.7662
Crude Sep 2018 69.70 68.20 69.39 0.87 69.30

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