Corn, soybeans end Wednesday mixed
U.S. corn futures settled mixed Wednesday, as traders positioned themselves for major government crop reports Friday.
Chicago Board of Trade July corn futures settled up 7 3/4 cents, or 1.2%, at $6.64 1/2 a bushel.
Some speculative traders bought nearby corn futures to exit earlier bearish bets on the contract, pushing prices higher, analysts said.
- See how Wednesday's trade unfolded in Marketing Talk with Marketeye
- Get the 'Big Picture' with Optioneye
VIDEO: Critical Weather for Corn Planting
MORE VIDEOS >>
Nearby soybean futures also rose, while deferred soybeans fell. Traders bought nearby soybeans to exit bearish positions ahead of the USDA reports.
Wheat futures fell on the prospect of a bigger-than-expected harvest of winter wheat in the southern Plains. Yields reported by farmers harvesting in Kansas and Oklahoma in the last week generally have been strong, analysts say.
CBOT July wheat fell 8 3/4 cents, or 1.3%, to $6.67 a bushel, a nearly three-month low. July soybean futures rose nine cents, or 0.6%, to $15.34 1/4 a bushel.
Write to Owen Fletcher at email@example.com
Subscribe to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com?mod=djnwires
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
June 26, 2013 14:39 ET (18:39 GMT)
DJ U.S. Corn Ends Mixed; Nearby Futures Up on Pre-USDA Positioning->copyright
Sign up for our Market Email Alerts!