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Soybean Oil May '20 (ZLK20)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Close with Double Digit Gains

Thursday soy trading had beans and meal in the black with oil lower. Front month bean futures ended the day with gains of as much as 17 1/4 cents through July ’21. MTD soy deliveries are 220 bean contracts, 1,780 meal contracts, and 764 oil contracts. Soymeal futures closed the day with $7.90 to $8.30/ton gains. Soy oil futures were 33 to 40 points in the red at the closing bell. Via mandatory announcements, China bought 197,000 MT of new crop beans, and 202,000 MT were sold to unknown by US exporters. From the weekly Export Sales report 570,100 MT of old crop beans were booked. China purchased 73.8% of the total on the week. New crop purchases were also above expectations with 2.84 MMT. China booked 1.71 MMT, and 872,500 MT were sold to unknown. Soymeal export sales were below expectations with 252,366 MT sold on the week ending August 6. That was split 182k for 2019/20 and 70k for NMY. NMY bean oil bookings were 48,700 MT, and the largest bean oil forward sale for any week since S... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (expired)

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Soybean Oil May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
227,366 (-269)
297,806 (+16,098)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
98,920 (+14,095)
44,983 (+3,308)
Producers - Long / Short
123,224 (-3,029)
279,728 (+15,374)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
91,821 (+2,835)
5,757 (+799)
Managed Money - Long / Short
81,509 (+12,224)
32,418 (+966)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,411 (+1,871)
12,565 (+2,342)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
24.64 +5.19%
on 04/27/20
26.90 -3.64%
on 04/15/20
-0.82 (-3.07%)
since 04/14/20
24.64 +5.19%
on 04/27/20
31.13 -16.74%
on 02/18/20
-5.02 (-16.22%)
since 02/14/20
24.64 +5.19%
on 04/27/20
35.94 -27.88%
on 01/02/20
-2.63 (-9.21%)
since 05/14/19

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The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 25.92
1st Resistance Point 25.92
Last Price 25.92s
1st Support Level 25.92
2nd Support Level 25.92

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52-Week High 35.94
Fibonacci 61.8% 31.62
Fibonacci 50% 30.29
Fibonacci 38.2% 28.96
Last Price 25.92s
52-Week Low 24.64

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