DTN's Grain Quick Takes

OMAHA (DTN) -- As we near the close, May corn is down 2 3/4 cents, May soybeans are unchanged, and May Chicago wheat is down 6 1/2 cents. Grains have stayed quiet and will likely finish near present levels.

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Market Strategies

CORN Strategies Snapshot

Closing Futures Price & Change

Electronic Corn (@C)
May 17 3.7075 -0.0175
Jul 17 3.7825 -0.0150
Dec 17 3.9100 -0.0075
May 17 - Jul 17
Spread -$0.0750 Neutral


Monthly Trend Up
Weekly Trend Sideways

Market Structure

Seasonal Index

The market tends to trend up through mid-March


2016: 50% of 2016 production was sold w/March @ $3.67 2017: 75% expected production covered w/Dec 17 $3.80 puts @ approx. $0.30 2017: 25% expected production priced w/Dec 17 @ $3.90 ($3.98-$0.08 net puts)
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