GDP Tomorrow + 03.30.2023 Trading Levels
Posted By:- Ilan Levy-Mayer Vice President, Cannon Trading Futures Blog
The Rest of the Trading Week Ahead:
By Mark O’Brien, Senior broker
Tomorrow is GDP – Market moving event.
This Friday is First Notice Day for April gold. Holding long positions in this futures contract into Friday subjects you to receiving a delivery notice from the exchange for 100 ounces of gold. You would then be required to have the full notional value of each 100-ounce futures contract on deposit in your account.
This upcoming event may not apply to any positions in your account this time, but if you ever take a long position in a futures contract where the method of settlement for that contract is the exchange of the actual physical asset, for example 100 ounces of gold, 5,000 bushels of oats, 37,500 pound of Arabica coffee, then you need to be mindful of those dates on the calendar that relate to the futures contracts you trade – Like First Notice Day. It can be a costly mistake even if you overlook an important date and find yourself in need of having to change your mind. After being informed that your account has received a delivery notice and you move to do an about-face – called retendering in futures parlance – the exchange may present you with a fine for your disregard of the calendar. Be careful.
For the grain markets and impact on livestock prices, Friday will mark the once a year prospective plantings report.
For our Grain Traders and Bona Fide Hedgers
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Offers expectations for Friday’s big and all important USDA Prospective Plantings report and USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks —
Ahead of this week’s USDA quarterly grain stocks report, analysts are forecasting as of March 1, US Soybean stockpiles at 1.73 bln bu, that compares with the 1.93 bln bu on March 1, 2022
— Ahead of this week’s USDA quarterly grain stocks report, analysts are forecasting as of March 1, US Corn stockpiles at 7.47 bln bu, that compares with the 7.76 bln bu on March 1, 2022
— Grain traders and analysts are forecasting next week’s USDA prospective planting report to show US Soybean acres at 88.3 mln, that compares with last season’s 87.5 mln acres. The data will be released Friday, March 31 around 11:00 am CT.
— Grain traders and analysts are forecasting next week’s USDA prospective planting report to show US Corn acres at 90.9 mln, that compares with last season’s 88.6 mln acres. The data will be released Friday, March 31 around 11:00 am CT.
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