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Early calls for commodities

04/18/2011 @ 7:47am

CHICAGO, Illinois (Agriculture.com)--The pre-opening prices for the CME Group grain commodities for Monday, April 18, 2011 are mostly higher. Corn is seen opening 1-2 cents lower, soybeans 1-2 cents higher, and wheat 8-10 cents higher. 

In overnight electronic trading, the May corn futures contract traded 1 cents lower at $7.41 per bushel. The May soybean futures contract traded 3/4 of a cent higher at $13.32 1/4 per bushel. The May wheat futures contract traded 12 cents higher at $7.56 1/4. For May soymeal futures, the contract traded $0.30 lowerat $344.90, and May soyoil $0.02 higher at $56.86.

The outside markets are not supportive for Monday's grain trade. The real factors driving the mostly higher early calls are the overnight markets.


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