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Soybean Oil Mar '18 (ZLH18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Close with Losses

On Friday soybeans closed with losses of 1 to 2 cents. May ’21 beans gained a penny going into the weekend. Soybean meal futures closed $1.60 to $1.70/ton higher. Friday trading left soy oil futures 47 points lower. The Commitment of Traders report showed that soybean spec traders net long fell 20,401 contracts to 12,064. Managed money closed 6.7% of their longs wk/wk and opened 14,093 new shorts. In soymeal, managed money was 64% more short on the week, to 29,404 contracts. That came via new selling. The report also showed soybean oil spec traders flipped to net long. Managed money OI was up 4,174 contracts, to 99,591. Argentina soybean processors crushed a low 3.66 MMT of beans in April due to coronavirus issues.

Jul 20 Soybeans closed at $8.33 1/4, down 1 3/4 cents,

Aug 20 Soybeans closed at $8.36 1/2, down 2 cents,

Sep 20 Soybeans closed at $8.38 1/2, down 1 1/2 cents,

Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $8.44 1/2, down 1 cent,

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Contract Specifications

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Contract
Soybean Oil
Contract Size
60,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.01 points ($6.00 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
CBOT
Point Value
$600
Margin/Maintenance
$935/850
First Notice Date
02/28/17
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Oil Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 19, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
255,044 (-5,411)
270,187 (+6,110)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
71,619 (+8,059)
63,582 (-4,181)
Producers - Long / Short
158,083 (-6,405)
250,574 (+6,222)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
84,844 (+697)
7,496 (-409)
Managed Money - Long / Short
51,315 (+7,338)
47,525 (-3,232)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,304 (+721)
16,057 (-949)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
32.72 -2.87%
on 02/26/18
-0.02 (-0.06%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
34.10 -6.80%
on 01/05/18
-1.59 (-4.76%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
36.42 -12.74%
on 09/07/17
-1.62 (-4.85%)
since 03/14/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 31.78
1st Resistance Point 31.78
Last Price 31.78s
1st Support Level 31.78
2nd Support Level 31.78

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52-Week High 36.42
Fibonacci 61.8% 34.46
Fibonacci 50% 33.85
Fibonacci 38.2% 33.24
Last Price 31.78s
52-Week Low 31.28

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