Fund Buying Fuels Soybeans and Corn

Posted on 03/09/2017 10:23 AM

Speculative money continues to flow into the long side of the soybean market. Funds have moved from an aggressive short position in early March to a sizable long position on the roughly $1.00 rally. Because the price surge was fund-driven and futures have rallied further than we (everyone) anticipated, it's hard to predict how much further to the upside futures could extend or when the rally may run out of steam. We intend to aggressively sell the rally. Corn futures followed soybeans higher as funds actively covered short positions. The rally in corn futures is also a selling opportunity. Wheat futures showed little net change for the week as rains forecast for the Plains competed with spillover support for traders' attention.

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