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Soybean Oil Dec '18 (ZLZ18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Close Lower As Forecasts Dry Up

Soybean futures closed 5 to 8 cents lower in most contracts on Tuesday. Soybean meal was down $1.90/ton, with soy oil 35 points lower. The 7-day QPF shows drier weather across most growing regions, allowing for planting to pick up later this week. Most of the ECB is lagging, with IL 79% planted, IN @ 75%, OH 65% complete and MO at just 66% planted. Initial condition ratings showed all of the 18 reported states other than NC and LA below the same week in 2018. Per wire surveys, US acreage for 2019 is expected to be around 84.68 million acres in this Friday’s report. Chinese imports of soybeans were down 24% in May from the same month last year at 7.36 MMT, with 977,024 MT from US. Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.03 1/2, down 5 1/2 cents, Aug 19 Soybeans closed at $9.08 3/4, down 6 cents, Sep 19 Soybeans closed at $9.14 1/2, down 6 cents, Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.38 1/4, down 7 1/4 cents, Jul 19 Soybean Meal closed at $315.70, down $1.90, Jul 19 Soybean Oil closed at $28.00, down $0.35 --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
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 18, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
218,113 (-17,337)
223,452 (-4,278)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
111,829 (-5,804)
112,599 (-20,325)
Producers - Long / Short
100,379 (-12,929)
212,090 (-3,421)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
108,163 (-3,744)
1,791 (-193)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,000 (-5,069)
104,091 (-15,798)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,829 (-735)
8,508 (-4,527)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
28.90 -1.76%
on 12/12/18
+0.82 (+2.97%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
30.01 -5.40%
on 10/04/18
+0.63 (+2.27%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
34.16 -16.89%
on 01/05/18
-4.97 (-14.90%)
since 12/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Opinion rating is a Hold. Short term, the outlook is Falling.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 28.39
1st Resistance Point 28.39
Last Price 28.39s
1st Support Level 28.39
2nd Support Level 28.39

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52-Week High 34.16
Fibonacci 61.8% 31.41
Fibonacci 50% 30.56
Fibonacci 38.2% 29.70
Last Price 28.39s
52-Week Low 26.95

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