DTN Midday Grain Comments
David M. Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst
Thu May 16, 2013 11:22 AM CDT
General Comments

The U.S. stock markets are higher with the Dow up 15. The interest rate products are mixed. The dollar index is 25 lower. Energies are higher with crude up $0.90. Livestock trade is mixed. Precious metals are mixed with gold down $15.


Corn trade is 5 to 8 lower at midday with pressure from better planting progress and the wheat market. Outside markets are neutral to slightly positive. Significant planting progress has been made the last few days, before this next round of storms comes through. This is limiting buying enthusiasm at the moment, even though the ...

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