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DTN Early Word Grains         01/28 05:54
   Grains Higher, Standoff With Russia Continues

   March corn was up 3 1/2 cents, March soybeans were up 10 cents and March KC
wheat was up 5 cents.

Todd Hultman
DTN Lead Analyst

   Pre-6 a.m. Globex Prices: March corn was up 3 1/2 cents, March soybeans were
up 10 cents and March KC wheat was up 5 cents.

   CME Globex Recap: Early Friday, Dow Jones futures are trading lower, in line
with stocks in Europe. According to the Wall Street Journal, almost one third
of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings for the quarter so far and over
three-fourths have exceeded expectations. Much of the week's attention has been
spent on the standoff with Russia and the Federal Reserve's plans to raise
interest rates, possibly in March. China's New Year is set to begin next week.

   OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average down 7.31 at 34,160.78 and the S&P 500 down 23.42 at 4,326.51 as the
10-Year Treasury yield ended at 1.81%. Early Friday, March Dow Jones futures
are trading down 124 points. Asian markets are higher with Japan's Nikkei 225
index up 2.1% and China's Shanghai Composite Index up 0.97%. European markets
are lower with the spot futures of the London FTSE 100 trading down 1.01%, spot
futures of Germany's DAX trading down 1.43% and spot futures of France's CAC
Index trading down 1.45%. The March euro is down $0.0008 at $1.1143. The March
U.S. Dollar Index is up 0.14 at 97.38. The March 30-year T-bond is down
20/32nds, while February gold is down $3.50 at $1,789.60 and March crude oil is
up $0.40 at $87.01. On China's Dalian exchange, May corn was up 0.1%, March
soybeans were up 4.0%, May soybean meal was up 3.6% and May soybean oil was up
3.7%. April Malaysian palm oil is trading up 3.4% at its highest prices on
record.
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