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Trader will be position ahead of a slew of reports that have a history of producing both bullish and bearish surprises.
Top U.S. officials will travel to Beijing next week to work on trade deal.
USDA confirms new China buying as markets position for government reports on Friday.
USDA confirms 612,000 metric tons of soybeans sold to China this morning.
China pledges to buy 5 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans.
Possible Trump/Xi meeting late February to seal a trade deal.
Optimism for U.S. and Chinese negotiators to make progress on reaching some accords to stave off new tariffs on March 1.
Worries about successful outcome from this week's U.S./China trade talks curbs buying interest.
A little more rain next week in Brazil to aid late soybean crops but not cause major harvesting delays.
Market also focused on Federal Reserve FOMC meetings later this week on U.S. monetary policy.