Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Grains Leap Following Confusing Data

This chart for soybeans this morning is typical for grains across the board today.

Corn rebounded in early deals on Wednesday, adding 0.6% to $3.78 ½ a bushel for May delivery, as of 10:00 UK time (04:00 Chicago time).
The recovery tallied with ideas that, even with the extra corn sowings identified in the USDA plantings report, US inventories will decline next season.
"Assuming a trend yield of 163 bushels per acre, the USDA's corn plantings forecast of 89.2m acres, even so almost 0.5m acres above trade expectations, will result in a slight reduction of the 2015-16 ending stocks," said Rabobank, restating a "neutral" forecast on corn futures.