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Soybean Meal Mar '18 (ZMH18)

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Soybean Meal Futures Market News and Commentary

Week Ends Higher for Soybeans

The front month soybeans had green candles every day except Monday. For July futures that meant a 3.3% rally from Fri-Fri. Friday trading left the futures UNCH to 3 cents higher, with Jan beans up the most. Soymeal traded 40 to 70 cents/ton lower on Friday. That wasn’t enough to erase the week’s earlier moves as July finished $6.10 higher from Friday to Friday. Bean oil closed the day up by 32 points, which left July 88 points higher on the week. USDA’s mandatory reporting system showed two large soybean sales to unknown this morning. The first of which was 258,000 MT, with 60k old crop and 198k new crop delivery. The second was for 330,000 MT split 59%/41% old and new crop. The average pre-WASDE estimate for new crop bean production is 4.138 bbu on a 49.9 bpa yield. Traders also anticipate USDA to list new crop ending stocks at 428.6 mbu. In the latest CoT report, soybean spec traders added 245 new longs and covered 579 shorts in a week, leaving the group with a net position of jus... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Soybean Meal
Contract Size
100 tons (2,000 pounds per ton)
Tick Size
10 cents per ton ($10.00 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
03/14/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 2, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
260,779 (+2,345)
276,087 (-2,877)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
83,290 (+3,760)
88,539 (+8,137)
Producers - Long / Short
151,456 (+1,400)
244,144 (-7,735)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
90,172 (-312)
12,792 (+3,601)
Managed Money - Long / Short
35,440 (-1,085)
85,401 (+7,857)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
47,850 (+4,845)
3,138 (+280)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
368.3 unch
on 03/14/18
399.7 -7.86%
on 03/02/18
-1.6 (-0.43%)
since 02/14/18
310.3 +18.69%
on 01/12/18
399.7 -7.86%
on 03/02/18
+42.7 (+13.11%)
since 12/14/17
298.4 +23.42%
on 06/23/17
399.7 -7.86%
on 03/02/18
+42.7 (+13.11%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 378.7
1st Resistance Point 373.5
Last Price 368.3s
1st Support Level 365.7
2nd Support Level 363.1

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52-Week High 399.7
Last Price 368.3s
Fibonacci 61.8% 361.0
Fibonacci 50% 349.0
Fibonacci 38.2% 337.1
52-Week Low 298.4

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