DTN Grain Open: Trouble in Little China

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

    CME Globex Recap: Tuesday afternoon’s news that the U.S./North Korea (Little China) summit planned for later this summer was likely not going to happen, something that should’ve surprised no one, seems to have sent a ripple of uncertainty through global stock markets.

    First the Dow closed almost 180 points lower Tuesday, followed by a 200 point sell-off by DJIA futures overnight. Pressure spilled over into grains, a bit, aided by better weather over parts of the U.S. growing areas.

    OUTSIDE MARKETS: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 178.88 points (0.7%) lower at 24,834.41, the NASDAQ Composite lost 15.58 points (0.2%) to 7,378.46, and the S&P 500 fell 8.57 points (0.3%) to 2,734.44 Tuesday. DJIA futures were 208 points lower early Wednesday morning.

    Asian markets closed lower with Japan’s Nikkei 225 down 270.60 points (1.2%), Hong Kong’s Hang Seng falling 568.71 points (1.8%), and China’s Shanghai Composite losing 45.39 points (1.4%). European markets were trading lower with London’s FTSE 100 down 57.32 points (0.7%), Germany’s DAX down 209.12 points (1.6%), and France’s CAC 40 down 67.85 points (1.2%).

    The euro was 0.0052 lower at 1.1728 as the U.S. dollar index gained 0.25 to 93.84. The 10-year Treasury yield was 3.065% with June 30-year T-Bonds 27/32 higher at 142’03. June gold gained $4.40 to $1,296.40 while crude oil dropped $0.45 to $71.75. China’s Dalian soybean and Malaysian palm oil futures were both lower overnight.

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