DTN Grain Open: Good Morning Despite Stronger Dollar

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    6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 5 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 3 cents higher.

    CME Globex Recap: The grain and oilseed complex was higher early Wednesday despite the renewed strength of the U.S. dollar. Soybeans led the way, followed by winter wheat and then corn. Other commodity sectors were mixed with crude oil higher and gold lower. Meanwhile, cotton tried to recover some of Tuesday’s sharp loss.

    OUTSIDE MARKETS: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 424.56 points (1.7%) lower at 24,024.13, the NASDAQ Composite lost 121.25 points (1.7%) to 7,007.35, and the S&P 500 fell 35.73 points (1.3%) to 2,634.56 Tuesday. DJIA futures were 55 points lower early Wednesday morning.

    Asian markets closed lower with Japan’s Nikkei 225 down 62.80 points (0.3%), Hong Kong’s Hang Seng losing 308.09 points (1.0%), and China’s Shanghai Composite falling 10.95 points (0.4%). European markets were trading lower with London’s FTSE 100 down 49.82 points (0.7%), Germany’s DAX falling 200.85 points (1.6%), and France’s CAC 40 off 34.90 points (0.6%).

    The euro was 0.0022 lower at 1.2210 while the U.S. dollar index rallied 0.19 to 90.98. June 30-year T-Bonds were 20/32 lower at 141’29 while June gold lost $7.70 to $1,325.30. Crude oil was $0.13 higher at $67.83 as Brent crude added $0.02 to $73.88. China’s Dalian soybean futures were lower and Malaysian palm oil futures were mixed overnight.

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