Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Wheat rose 6 cents to $5.31 a bushel and corn added 3 cents to $3.71 a bushel. Mike Zuzolo, president of Global Commodity Analytics, said those forecasts helped nudge prices up Wednesday because many farmers planted their soybeans late in the season, which makes them more susceptible to changing weather.» Read More
NEW YORK, Feb 26- Losses in natural gas dominated the action in commodities for a third straight session on Wednesday, unraveling annual gains racked up earlier by the heating fuel, while gold, silver and wheat prices also showed significant declines. "It has been a money game," said Steve Platt, an analyst at Archer Financial in Chicago.
*Adverse weather hitting Brazil, Argentina output. *Wheat gains for 3rd day to test $6 mark, corn also up. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Feb 18- U.S. soybean futures rose on Tuesday to approach a five-month high, supported by concerns that adverse weather was reducing harvest prospects in Brazil and Argentina.
The bellwether Thomson Reuters/ Core Commodity CRB index touched its highest level since September 2013 as 12 of its 19 components rose. Silver hit its highest since November and ended the day up 4.3 percent at $21.32 an ounce.
*Soybeans fall after hitting highest since September. "Chicago futures are moving through resistance as managed funds cover short positions," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients. Corn also firmed, supported by strong export demand and bargain buying after early weakness pushed prices near their weekly lows.
Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat has risen in four out of the last five trading sessions and was on track for a weekly gain of 3.6 percent " Chicago futures are moving through resistance as managed funds cover short positions," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- A benchmark index for global commodities hit 10-1/ 2 month highs on Thursday, propelled as natural gas rallied on crippling cold weather, wheat surged on tight supplies and gold jumped on new jitters about the U.S. economy.
CHICAGO, Feb 5- U.S. grain futures edged higher on Wednesday on technical buying, while profit-taking pushed soybean meal futures down sharply after a rally in the previous session. U.S. soymeal has been in demand as output has slowed from Argentina, the world's top supplier of the livestock feed.
Soybean and wheat also rose at the Chicago Board of Trade, rebounding from recent lows amid strong weekly export sales results for the crops in a U.S. Agriculture Department report. "We were the cheapest corn in the world, just below Ukraine, and it certainly showed up in the export sales," said U.S. Commodities analyst Don Roose.
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