Soybean prices also rallied from midweek lows on smaller-than-expected stocks. For the week, November beans lost just under a penny. But the nearby meal contract was off by $4.10 a ton.
Cotton prices had another nice run before falling back slightly on Friday. For the week, the October futures contract advanced $2.35.
In Livestock, the October cattle contract was up $2.35. September feeders went off the board Thursday at record highs, while the new nearby contract gained $1.45. And the lean hog contract improved by 85 cents.
In the financials, Comex gold climbed another $5.10 an ounce. Nearby crude oil prices gained $2.05 a barrel. The Euro lost 44 basis points against the dollar. And the CRB Index jumped nearly six points to close at 334.50.
Here now to lend us his insight on these and other market trends is our senior market analyst, John Roach. Welcome back.
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