Agriculture

The market has very little weather premium built into the market as forecasts look non-threatening.
December corn futures were able to recover from early weakness in yesterday’s session as money flow and technicals continue to look constructive.
April live cattle managed to work back towards yesterday’s/last week’s highs, just shy of 116.
It appears the lows may have been put in the December cocoa futures contracts. Although the contract has hit overbought levels, the technicals and fundamentals are working together to get prices back to 2500.
The grain market giveth and the market taketh, that was the theme in yesterday’s trade. Profit-taking coupled with a retreat in oil prices led to weakness in yesterday’s session.
Corn futures sprang higher yesterday on the headlines around the energy sector spiking oil prices which trickles down into strength in ethanol and corn.
The market managed to rally in the back half of the week, following a “blah” USDA report. We view the inability to break the market on a bearish report as a big positive.
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We got two new headlines last night, one that said the U.S. would delay the increase in tariffs until October 15th. The other was that Taiwan would step in and buy 3.6 billion dollars in American agricultural products.
December cocoa futures are attempting to rally but technically 2300 continues to be a level of resistance. Today’s close, above the 9-day moving average, should trigger follow-through on this recent move higher.