Following downward slides, yesterday, markets seemed to be more positive coming into this morning based on news reports at the end of yesterday. “Some positive news from U.S. and China trade talks and a deal that could avoid another U.S. partial government shutdown may be helping prices overnight,” said Steve Freed of ADM Investor Services.

Domestically, four senior U.S. lawmakers said last night they had reached an agreement in principle to fund border security and avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend. The lawmakers on the House and Senate Appropriations committees said they had agreed to a framework for all seven spending bills whose funding expires at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Allendale said.