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Stocks soar, futures falter

Friday data dump could change market’s mood (video)

Positive comments about trade negotiations with China Thursday sent stock index futures to new record highs overnight but the grain market failed to hold on to its gains as sentiment turned sour again on demand questions. Plenty of data will hit the wires on that front today, including reports on exports and crush that could change the market’s dynamic.

Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and Commodity Trading Advisor. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes outlooks for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other outlooks for basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with more than 45 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.
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