Markets
AM markets: wheat market gives verdict on weekend's US rains
Dryness-challenged Plains wheat crops did receive weekend rainfall. But how much? Corn futures outperform soybeans, as key US sowings data approach
PM markets: fund liquidation switches to soybeans
Technical selling weighs on soybeans, but wheat markets find some bargain buying after a bearish week
AM markets: corn, soy flee further from battle for acres
Corn and soybean futures ease again, racing to cut their appeal for spring sowings. But cotton rises. Winter wheat gains too, even amid US rain talk
PM markets: grain markets deflate, despite big export sales
Strong export sales for soybeans and corn, as well as cotton, do nothing to spark bullish sentiment, in a market still awaiting fresh US data
AM markets: wheat gains. Is the fund selling wave over?
Certainly, selling is still evident, but it focuses this time on palm oil, dragging other oilseeds lower. China import data offer support to grains
PM markets: arabica futures tumble in broad commodity slump
Wheat futures continue to lead grains lower, as rains head for the US Plains, while sugar prices find a floor, for now
AM markets: buoyant Chinese wheat futures buck global trend
... staying near contract highs, spurring incentives for imports. Still, that is not enough to prevent fresh wheat price slides elsewhere. Palm gains
PM markets: wheat, corn futures fall as funds steer clear
Confidence is growing that rain will arrive in the US Plains before dryness damage takes hold, while the cocoa rally continues
AM markets: wheat falls anew, despite US crop deterioration
Falling winter wheat ratings in major US states, amid dryness, fail to spark a rally, with rains due. Row crops ease too. But palm oil makes headway
PM markets: wheat tumbles as rain heads for Plains
Cocoa futures soar, as market appears to have made a bottom, while cotton market falls back from multi-year highs
AM markets: grains rise, amid surprise at fund selling wave
Data show hedge funds sold down grains at the fastest pace on record raises ideas they have gone too far, and supports prices. Wheat leads the rally
PM markets: Kansas City wheat futures gain on dry US Plains
Soy and corn markets struggle to muster a rally, given prospect of massive South American crops, while sugar makes a short-lived leg downward
AM markets: grain price revival stalls, even in spring wheat
... which has outperformed, helped by worries of too much rain, as opposed to the dryness supporting winter wheat. Can corn rise for a fourth session?