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DTN Midday Grain Comments     11/21 11:06

   Grains Mixed at Midday

   Soybeans lead at midday, with corn flat and wheat mixed. 

By David Fiala
DTN Contributing Analyst

 General Comments

   The U.S. stock market indices are firmer with the Dow futures up 175. The 
interest rate products are firmer. The dollar index is 15 lower. Energies are 
firmer with crude up $1.10. Livestock trade is mixed. Precious metals are 
firmer with gold up $6.40. 


   Corn trade is narrowly mixed at midday with trade grinding along again as we 
head to the Thanksgiving break. The weekly ethanol production report showed 
production off 25,000 barrels per day, but still higher than this week a year 
ago, and stocks were off 725,000 with the draw down for Thanksgiving travel. 
Corn basis should be sideways to firmer the rest of the month if the board says 
sideways to weaker. Trade is also now heavily oversold in the near term. The 
export news has been mixed so far this week. On the December chart we edged 
just below the 50-day at $3.65 with the lower Bollinger Band at $3.59 below 
that now support. Resistance above the 50-day is at the $3.68 20-day moving 


   Soybean trade is 6 to 8 cents higher with trade rebounded back towards the 
upper end of the range. Meal is flat to $1 higher and oil 35 to 45 points 
higher. Export business has picked up recently as harvest winds down with 
multiple sales on the daily wire over the past week. South American continues 
to make good progress with limited weather concerns at this juncture. Trade 
progress continues to get mixed signals from the administration. Support the 
100-day at 8.75 with the upper Bollinger band at 9.03 resistance.


   Wheat trade is flat to 4 cents lower at midday in quiet action as we 
continue to scrape along the lower end of the range.Kansas City wheat remains 
very oversold on the oscillators which should help provide support at these 
levels but we will need some positive action to confirm with Chicago not quite 
as oversold, and the Chicago/Kansas City spread still widening. The dollar has 
dropped with calmer outside markets this morning. On the December Kansas City 
chart we have support at the lows at $4.69, and resistance the 10-day at $4.83.

   David Fiala is a DTN contributing analyst and the President of FuturesOne 
and a registered adviser
He can be reached at 
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