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Soybean Oil Mar '18 (ZLH18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Bean Futures Make some Upward Movement on Friday

Nearby bean futures finished on Friday with gains of 1 to 1 1/2 cents. Soybean meal closed Friday with $4.00/ton gain. Soybean oil lost 35 points on the day. The NOPA Oilseed Crush Report showed 175.397 mbu, which was above trader expectations of ~166.8 mbu. The Commitment of Traders Report showed soybean futures were net long by managed money for the 6th consecutive week.

Managed money was net short for Soybean meal, with bean oil seeing an increase in net long as of 11/12. Weekly soybean export sales were 30.7% lower than last week’s bookings, reported at 1.253 MMT as of 11/07. Exports were down 18.3% wk/wk to 1.274 MMT shipped. Of those weekly shipments, 54.42% were headed for China. The MYTD for all accumulated soybean exports have been updated to 10.732 MMT up 11.6% over last MY year’s pace. Soybean meal export sales were 3.297 MMT, with soy oil seeing 30,560 MT of weekly sales and 12,144 MT of shipments for the week.

JAN 19 Soybeans closed at $9.18... Read more

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
$621/565
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 Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
226,133 (-1,870)
334,453 (-7)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
148,702 (+2,932)
53,116 (+2,065)
Producers - Long / Short
86,246 (+491)
311,056 (+3,960)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
124,175 (+4,777)
7,685 (+3,171)
Managed Money - Long / Short
120,370 (+3,952)
32,581 (+455)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,332 (-1,020)
20,535 (+1,610)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Sell with a Weakening 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 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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