Iran & Syria Are at It Again. The Corn & Ethanol Report 02/12/18
Daniel Flynn of The PRICE Futures Group - - Mon Feb 12, 8:45AM CST

Israel carried out major air raids in Syria, including what is describes Iranian targets. These raids came after and Israeli F16 fighter was shot by Syrian defenses. The pilots survived, but this is the first time since 1982 Israel had a warplanes shot down.  These actions couple with Syria continuing to use chemical weapons on their civilians will have the commodity markets moving and with this kind of behavior  the reality will be the haves and have-nots. On the Grain front and the Corn front we are marching to a different drummer. In the overnight electronic session the March Corn is currently trading at 365 which are 3 cents higher. The trading range has been 366 ¼ to 364 ½. Weather in Argentina, Brazil and the U.S. has investors loving to see movement versus the melancholy moves we have seen in months past as we move closer to Planting Intentions and the direction the Stock Market and U.S. dollar are headed once again.

On the Ethanol front there were no trades posted in the overnight electronic session. The March contract settled at 1.403 and is currently showing 1 Bid @ 1.412 and 1 offer @ 1.421 with Open Interest at 1,084 contracts.

On the Crude Oil front the market is moving along currently trading over $60 a barrel after the break to the downside with Janet Yellen’s farewell speech. We also had hawkish comments from the Bank of England which helped extend another leg down with panic selling. Now that the market absorbed the blow we should start to inch are way back up. We have API Energy Stocks tomorrow at 3:30 P.M. which could turn out more fundamental bullish news. In the overnight electronic session the March Crude Oil is currently trading at 6033 which is 113 points higher. The trading range has been 6083 to 5910.

On the Natural Gas front the market is trading easier again with the March contract currently trading at 2.547 which is 3 ½ cents lower. The trading range has been 2.607 to 2.538.

Have a Great Trading Day!
Dan Flynn 

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