(Bloomberg) — Stocks pared the volatile morning session’s rally with the S&P failing to pierce a recent congestion level around 2,675; the broad index remains on the cusp of a correction.
GE sank to a nine-year low on disappointing results.
Facebook reports after the markets close.
Treasuries fell and the dollar rose; the Bloomberg dollar index set a 2018 high.
Cable extended losses after S&P said the chance of a no-deal Brexit is now a rating consideration.
Italian sovereign bonds fell, the spread over German bunds widening as EU concerns on Italian debt weighed.
Elsewhere, copper extended the month’s slide while crude fell as trade tensions weigh on global demand.
- EU commission says Italy debt a concern for the whole euro- zone
- U.S. consumer confidence in Oct. rose to 137.9 vs. 135.3 prior
- Mexico 3Q preliminary GDP 2.6% y/y; estimate 2.4%
- German inflation accelerates to 2.4%, highest since February 2012
(Bloomberg) — Rapeseed futures in Paris are trading at a one-month low. The market is under pressure from declining soybean and canola prices, according to Agritel. Parts of Europe are also poised to get a bout of beneficial rains. In Ukraine, the grain harvest is nearing the finish and farmers are almost done seeding winter grains, the agriculture ministry says.
Rapeseed futures for Feb. fall as much as 0.3% to EU373 a ton in Paris, contract’s lowest since Sept. 27
Oilseeds are “still experiencing a bearish pressure implied by the structural weakness of the soybean in Chicago,” Agritel says in note Dec. wheat futures fall as much as 1.6% on CBOT
Ukraine Harvested 57.5m Tons of Grain So Far This Season Farmers harvested grain from 13.3m ha, or 90% of the planted area, with an average yield of 4.31 tons/ha, the Agriculture Ministry says Drought and Tariffs Awaken Commodities in Boon for Top Exchange Trading in CME Agriculture complex jumped most in three years.
Turkish Grain Board Plans to Purchase 2.5m Tons Wheat in 2019 Turkey sees Grain Board, or TMO, purchasing 0.5m ton corn in 2019, according to the presidency’s annual program published in Official Gazette Russian Wheat
Price Falls Amid Rising Export Competition Russian wheat export price fell to $224/ton as of Friday
U.S.: Midwest Faces Deluge, Threatening Harvest
EMEA: Rain Boosts Wheat Outlook in Parts of Europe
ASIA: Snow in China Corn Areas; Showers in Malaysia
CBOT soybeans for Jan. -0.4% to $8.48 3/4 a bushel by 3:35pm in London
Soybean meal for Dec. -0.3% to $307.30 per 2,000 lbs
Soybean oil for Dec. -0.2% to 27.84c/lb
Corn -0.5% to $3.64 3/4 a bushel
Milling wheat -0.6% to EU199.25 a ton in Paris
(Bloomberg) — Soybean futures fall to the lowest in five weeks on signs that demand remains muted in China, the world’s top buyer, amid persistent trade friction with the U.S. Aggregate trading for this time rises 40% above the 100-day average, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex of nine prices drops to a four-week low with most components posting a decline. The gauge is down 10% this year.
Overhang May Mark Long-Term Bottom: BI “Conditions are ripe for lower 2018 prices marking a longer-term bottom in soybeans” “They are at the epicenter of U.S.-China trade tension and have been pressured by an unprecedented increase in Corn Belt production and a slumping Brazilian real”
With U.S. Soybeans Changes Course From China to Vietnam A ship carrying U.S. soybeans changed destination from China to Vietnam as exporters find new buyers for American supplies amid an escalating trade war.
Soybean futures for January delivery fall as much as 0.5% to $8.47 3/4 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, the contract’s lowest since Sept. 20 The price on Monday dropped 0.6%
“The trade situation with China remains uncertain as another round of tariffs is being discussed for implantation in December,” MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, Iowa, says in a report “This comes as China has announced it will reduce protein levels in hog and poultry feed” to shift use away soybeans “U.S. soybean values delivered to China are 22% lower than Brazil, even with the 25% tariff added in”.
(Bloomberg) — Raw sugar falls for the fourth straight session as traders book profit following an October surge spurred by the Brazilian real’s rally.
Coffee caps the biggest three-day slump in 16 months, and cotton drops.
The Bloomberg Softs Subindex with those three commodities slumps as much as 1.4% on Tuesday to a two-week low.
The gauge has declined 15% this year amid global surpluses for coffee and sugar.
Arabica-coffee futures for December delivery fall 1.6% to $1.124/lb In three sessions, the price tumbles 7.2%, the most since June 2017.
Cotton futures for December delivery drop 0.3% to 76.9c/lb.
The real is little changed on Tuesday after weakening as much as 2.2% on Monday
NOTE: Datagro More Than Doubles Estimate for 2018-19 Global Deficit
NOTE: India’s Sugar Production, Exports Seen Increasing, USDA FAS Says
Raw sugar for March delivery falls 1.3% to settle at 13.32c/lb on ICE Futures U.S. in N.Y. after touching 13.17c, the lowest for a most-active contract since Oct. 15 The four-session slump was the longest since Aug. 1 This month, the price has jumped 19%, the most since 2015
“Profit-taking following the massive price rise since the start of the month and the weaker Brazilian real are likely to have been the main reasons” for sugar’s decline, Commerzbank says in a report
NOTE : Indian Sugar Mills Extend Gains After ISMA Cuts Output Forecast
(Bloomberg) — Issuers lit up the U.S. investment-grade primary bond market this morning, taking advantage of a more upbeat macro tone.
- Six domestic high-grade borrowers came forward today versus five that issued on Monday
- Tool maker Stanley Black & Decker is among those, marketing deal in two parts after meeting with bond investors yesterday
- The week is shaping up to be busier than last as $3.5b priced Monday and $15b-$20b is expected in total
- High-grade credit index held again yesterday after a steady streak of widening through this month
- Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) $Benchmark 10Y, 30Y
- Corning Inc. (GLW) $Benchmark 30Y, 50Y
- Eastman Chemical Co. (EMN) $800m WNG 3Y, 10Y
- Ryder System Inc. (R) $300m WNG 5Y
- Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co./The (FE) $300m WNG 12Y
- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) $Benchmark 3Y FRN, 5Y
- Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (OKB) $1b WNG 5Y
- Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP) $Benchmark 10Y Avg Life Sr Unsec
- BNG Bank NV (BNG) $500m WNG 3Y Sustainability Bond
- Svensk Exportkredit AB (SEK) $1b WNG 3Y
- Whirlpool slated to hold calls today and Duke Energy Carolinas conducts calls Wednesday
(Bloomberg) — A grinding rally over the U.S. session failed to see Treasuries unwind an Asia selloff, leaving yields cheaper by 1.9bp to 2.9bp across the curve; a choppy day for stocks helped underpin USTs into the settlement, while USD/JPY gained and dollar index climbed on the back of a weaker U.K. pound.
- UST 10-year yields cheapened by ~2.3bp at 3.11% and ended close to the middle of a 3.081%-3.121% daily range; the long end led losses, steepening 5s30s curve by a further 0.7bp and topping at ~42bp, the widest level since April 9
- Most gains over U.S. session were seen during the morning, where Treasuries rallied as S&P e-minis threatened to break through Asia session lows ahead of the cash equities open
- During the morning advance, domestic real money was seen buying belly of the curve
- Most Treasuries losses occurred during the Asia session after U.S. President Trump’s comments on trade with China lifted risk sentiment
- Eurodollar options flow included upside via 30k EDF9 97.125/97.25/97.375 1x3x2 call fly at 1 tick; meanwhile, Treasury options flow included upside via ~14k TYZ8 121 calls, paying 4 ticks
-R.W.N II, yours in 322.
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