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DTN Midday Grain Comments     11/14 11:51

   Grains Trade Mixed at Midday

   Soybeans lead at midday with corn flat and wheat soft. 

By David Fiala
DTN Contributing Analyst

 General Comments

   The U.S. stock market indices are weaker with the Dow futures down 100. The 
interest rate products are weaker. The dollar index is 30 lower. Energies are 
firmer with crude up $1.00. Livestock trade is mixed. Precious metals are 
firmer with gold 1.70 higher. 

   CORN

   Corn trade is flat to a penny lower at midday with light two-sided trade 
seen so far today. The weekly ethanol report will be delayed until Thursday 
with margin pressure continuing for producer and blender this week with ethanol 
futures edging slightly higher today. The USDA announced 212,000 metric tons of 
corn sold to Mexico. The weekly crop progress report showed harvest at 84% 
complete, 3% behind average. Basis will likely remain fairly sideways in the 
near term. On the December chart support is at the 50-day at $3.65, with the 
10,20, and 100-day just above the market at $3.67-70. 

   SOYBEANS

   Soybean trade is 3 to 6 cents higher at midday with trade staying sideways 
into midweek. Meal is flat to 1.00 higher and oil is flat to 10 points lower. 
Export business continues to show some signs of life with another 148,000 
metric tons sold to unknown today. The weekly crop progress report showed 
harvest 88% complete, 5% behind average. Basis should remain mostly steady as 
harvest pressure wraps up. Support is found at the $8.75 area where we find the 
100-day moving average. Resistance is up at $9 then the $9.06 3-month high.   

   WHEAT

   Wheat trade is flat to 6 cents lower with early buying fading yet again, 
with Minneapolis trade showing the most support. Kansas City trade has firmed 
against the Chicago trade a bit. Wheat remains near oversold on the oscillators 
which should help provide support at these levels. The dollar remains near the 
high end of the range but is working on the second day in a row lower. The 
weekly crop progress report showed conditions improved to 54% good to 
excellent, with 12% poor to very poor with 89% planted, 5% behind average, and 
emergence at 77%, 6 percentage points behind average. On the December Kansas 
City chart we have support at the lower Bollinger Band at $4.81, and resistance 
the 10-day at $4.97.

   David Fiala is a DTN contributing analyst and the President of FuturesOne 
and a registered adviser
He can be reached at dfiala@futuresone.com 
Follow him on Twitter @davidfiala


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