This Week in Corn & Soybeans

October 12, 2020 12:10 PM
Grain futures market update

Grain futures market update


Weekly Outlook


Grain markets as a whole are still digesting last week’s USDA update. In that report we saw the corn market yields coming in at 178.4 BPA vs. estimates of 177.9 BPA. Also, we saw ending stocks adjusted up to 2.167 billion bushels vs. 2.120.  Both numbers came in neutral/slightly bearish. Initially the market rallied, mainly from soybeans and wheat dragging it higher, in my opinion. This week I would keep an eye on the $4.00 level. Not only is this a psychological level, but there is good resistance dating back to the beginning of this year at these levels. If Corn continues to fail here, I expect we find somewhere around $3.80 to begin moving sideways again.

December Corn Daily Chart


Soybeans, like the rest of the grain complex, rallied on Friday off the USDA update. Soybean yields came in at 51.9 BPA vs. 51.7 expected, so slightly bearish. The big news came with ending stocks coming in at 290 million bushels vs. 363 million expected. This had soybeans up nearly 15-20 cents, depending on which month you are following. This week, I expect to give us some long liquidation pullbacks before eventually grinding higher again (assuming no other fundamental changes). If ending stocks are truly that tight, the rally will most likely resume once we have pulled back “enough.”

December Soybeans Daily Chart

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Tony Cholly is a senior market strategist at RJO Futures. Tony's primary focus is on technical analysis in the grain, metals, and energy markets.