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DTN Early Word Grains         01/27 05:42
   Grain Prices Quietly Mixed Early Friday

   March corn is up 1 1/2 cents, March soybeans are up 1 cent and March KC
wheat is down 3 cents.

Todd Hultman
DTN Lead Analyst

   EARLY MORNING GLOBEX NET CHANGES:  March corn is up 1 1/2 cents, March
soybeans are up 1 cent and March KC wheat is down 3 cents.

   CME GLOBEX RECAP: Early Friday, stock futures in the U.S. were trading
roughly steady, with prices a little higher in Europe. Thursday's reports
showed slight growth in fourth-quarter GDP and a lower-than-expected week of
U.S. jobless claims. The U.S. index of personal consumption expenditures will
be out at 7:30 a.m. CST, an indicator of inflation watched by the Fed. The
University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index follows at 9 a.m. Friday's
earnings reports include American Express and Chevron.

   OUTSIDE MARKETS: Previous closes Thursday showed the Dow Jones Industrial
Average up 205.57 at 33,949.41 and the S&P 500 up 44.21 at 4,060.43, while the
10-Year Treasury yield ended at 3.49%, near the lowest yields in four months.
Early Friday, March Dow Jones futures are down 1 point. Asian markets are
slightly higher with Japan's Nikkei 225 index up 0.07% and China's markets
closed until Monday. European markets are a little higher with the spot futures
of the London FTSE 100 trading up 0.14%, spot futures of Germany's DAX trading
up 0.18% and spot futures of France's CAC Index trading up 0.22%. The March
euro is down $0.0006 at $1.0915. The March U.S. Dollar Index is up 0.03 at
101.67. The March 30-year T-bond is down 27/32nds, while February gold is down
$4.30 at $1,925.70 and March crude oil is up $1.04 at $82.05. March Malaysian
palm oil is trading up 3.4%.
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