Will Fed raise interest rates?

Will Fed raise interest rates?

Futures ease on profit taking while Wall Street bets on no changes from Federal Reserve. (Audio)

Grain futures are lower on profit taking following Tuesday’s rally, which took corn and soybeans to the next level of chart resistance. Traders may be wary of placing big bets until the end of today’s, with the Federal Reserve ready to release its latest statement on monetary policy at 1 p.m. CDT. While no increase is expected now, the central bank may pave the way for an increase by its December meeting.

Senior Editor Bryce Knorr offers his insight into overnight trade, listen using the audio tool on this page.

Overnight trade slides with profit-taking after Tuesday rally.

Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports. Besides the Morning Call on www.FarmFutures.com he writes weekly reviews for corn, soybeans, and wheat that include selling price targets, charts and seasonal trends. His other weekly reviews on basis, energy, fertilizer and financial markets and feature price forecasts for key crop inputs. A journalist with 38 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.

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