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Hard Red Wheat Mar '18 (KEH18)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wednesday Wheat is Mixed

Wheat futures rebounded from midday losses, with Minneapolis leading the way, closing 2 1/4 to 4 1/4 higher. Chicago futures closed 1 to 2 3/4 higher, while Kansas City wheat saw 2 to 3 cent gains on Wednesday. Prior to Thursday’s USDA Export Sales report, analysts expect to see 300,000-600,000 in 19/20 bookings of wheat for the week that ended on 10/17. Taiwan is tendering for 88,900 MT of US wheat, with the deadline for offers on Thursday. Algeria purchased ~600,000 MT of optional origin wheat in their recent tender on Wednesday. Traders estimated the price at $227-229/MT, higher than the last tender in September. The purchase is optional origin, but French wheat is likely due to freight costs. Ukr Agro Consult reported that Russian wheat exports are down 12% yr/yr. DEC 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.20 3/4, up 2 3/4 cents, DEC 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.23 1/4, up 2 cents, DEC 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.42 1/4, up 3 1/4 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
KC Hard Red Winter Wheat
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
KCBT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,595/1,450
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Hard Red Wheat Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
116,123 (+881)
126,623 (+12,129)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
90,164 (+5,316)
89,916 (-6,663)
Producers - Long / Short
75,812 (-3,024)
109,444 (+10,462)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
34,085 (+2,365)
10,953 (+127)
Managed Money - Long / Short
58,043 (+4,679)
82,785 (-6,539)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,121 (+637)
7,131 (-124)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
460-0 +11.25%
on 02/22/18
533-4 -4.08%
on 03/05/18
+42-0 (+8.94%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
415-2 +23.24%
on 12/15/17
533-4 -4.08%
on 03/05/18
+93-4 (+22.36%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
410-4 +24.67%
on 12/11/17
614-0 -16.65%
on 07/05/17
+7-6 (+1.54%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 512-3
1st Resistance Point 512-1
Last Price 511-6s
1st Support Level 511-5
2nd Support Level 511-3

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52-Week High 614-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 536-2
Fibonacci 50% 512-2
Last Price 511-6s
Fibonacci 38.2% 488-2
52-Week Low 410-4

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