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DTN Early Word Grains         12/13 05:53
   Grains Show Green on Lucky 13

   March corn was fractionally higher, January soybeans were 2 cents higher,
and March Chicago (SRW) was 2 cents higher.

By Darin Newsom
DTN Senior Analyst

6:00 a.m. CME Globex:   March corn was fractionally higher, January soybeans
were 2 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) was 2 cents higher.

CME Globex Recap:   Commodities in general were showing green early Wednesday
morning. Grains and oilseeds, after being pummeled again Tuesday, are generally
oversold from a technical point of view and in need of a rally, no matter how
small. The U.S. dollar index was down, slightly, while DJIA futures rallied
once again.

OUTSIDE MARKETS:   The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 118.77 points (0.5%)
higher at 24,504.80, the NASDAQ Composite lost 12.76 points (0.2%) to 6,862.32,
and the S&P 500 rallied 4.12 points (0.1%) to 2,665.11 Tuesday. DJIA futures
were 12 points higher early Wednesday morning. Asian markets closed mostly
higher with Japan's Nikkei 225 down 108.10 points (0.5%), Hong Kong's Hang Seng
up 428.22 points (1.5%), and China's Shanghai Composite adding 22.22 points
(0.7%). European markets were trading mostly lower with London's FTSE 100 up
2.02 points, Germany's DAX down 22.69 points (0.2%), and France's CAC 40 losing
7.29 points (0.1%). The euro added 0.0004 to 1.1746 as the U.S. dollar index
slipped 0.09 to 94.00. March 30-year T-Bonds were 5/32 lower at 152'16 while
February gold gained $1.60 to $1,243.30. January bitcoin was $240 lower at
$17,780. Crude oil was $0.41 higher at $57.55 while Brent crude gained $0.52 to
$63.86. China's Dalian soybean futures were higher and Malaysian palm oil
futures were lower overnight.
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