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Markets close lower Monday

05/02/2011 @ 9:50am

CHICAGO, Illinois (Agriculture.com)--Index funds used Monday's trade to rebalance some positions. Thus, the profit-taking pressured the CME Group grain and soybean markets.

The July corn futures settled 22 cents lower at $7.34 1/2. The July soybean contract closed 1 cent lower at $13.93. The July wheat futures settled 9 1/2 cents lower at $7.91 3/4. The July soybean meal futures closed $1.30 per short ton lower at $362.30. The July soyoil futures ended $0.02 higher at $58.60.

In the outside markets, the NYMEX crude oil is $0.49 per barrel lower, the dollar is lower and the Dow Jones Industrials are down 8 points.

Rich Feltes, RJ O'Brien market research specialist, says to not read too much into Monday's trade action. "It's a risk-off day for the funds, Asia/EU investors are on holiday. So, I caution against reading too much into today's action," Feltes says. "The market has not addressed cool weather in May, which will further delay development."

 


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