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Soybean Oil Mar '18 (ZLH18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Higher as Rains Threaten Already Delayed Planting

Soybean futures posted 15 to 16 1/4 cent gains in most contracts on Monday. Rains and forecasts for more moisture along the Corn Belt this week were supportive. Soymeal was up 80 cents/ton, with bean oil 53 points higher. USDA reported 77% of the US soybean crop in the ground as of Sunday, vs the average at 93%. The crop was 55% emerged, with the normal pace at 84%. NASS will release initial crop ratings next Monday. The weekly Export Inspections report indicated that 675,302 MT of soybeans were shipped in the week of 6/13, with 274,918 MT headed to China. Total exports were down 8% from last week and 17.76% lower than the same week in 2018. The monthly NOPA crush report showed that 154.796 mbu of soybeans were crushed by its members in May, down 5.37% from last year and well below estimates. Soy oil stocks at the end of May were down 11.5% mo/mo at 1.581 billion lbs. Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.12 3/4, up 16 cents, Aug 19 Soybeans closed at $9.19 1/4, up 16 1/4 cents, Sep 19 Soybeans closed at $9.26 1/4, up 16 1/4 cents, Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.50 3/4, up 15 3/4 cents, Jul 19 Soybean Meal closed at $324.30, up $0.80, Jul 19 Soybean Oil closed at $28.14, up $0.53 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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
$539/490
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 Jun 11, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
235,450 (-9,744)
227,730 (-8,769)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
117,633 (-6,552)
132,924 (-4,398)
Producers - Long / Short
113,308 (-11,379)
215,511 (-7,110)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
111,907 (+2,157)
1,984 (-1,137)
Managed Money - Long / Short
65,069 (-2,490)
119,889 (-4,560)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,564 (-4,062)
13,035 (+162)
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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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