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Wheat Mar '18 (ZWH18)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary


Wheat futures posted sharp 10 to 16 1/2 cent gains on Friday, with bulls running on good export sales data. March was 3.01% higher on the week in CBT, with KC up 2.35% and MPLS gaining 1%. The USDA reported a private export sale of 224,000 MT of HRW wheat for 18/19 delivery to unknown destinations. All wheat export sales for the week that ended on 11/29 totaled 711,779 MT, exceeding the range of estimates. That was more than double the same time last year and 88.8% larger wk/wk. HRW sales were the largest of any class in those seven days for the second consecutive week, with SRW sales at a MY high. Actual wheat shipments were up 92.47% from last week at 480,723 MT, which was 42.43% larger than the same week in 2017. The CFTC Commitment of Traders report will be delayed until Monday.Mar 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.31 1/4, up 15 3/4 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $5.12, up 16 1/2 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.81 1/2, up 12 1/4 cents--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Chicago Soft Red Winter Wheat
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,375/1,250
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 27, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
173,100 (+8,533)
147,246 (-19,432)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
130,727 (-26,153)
146,296 (-745)
Producers - Long / Short
70,653 (+13,484)
129,167 (-10,919)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
91,116 (+800)
6,748 (-2,762)
Managed Money - Long / Short
81,196 (+2,126)
119,940 (+1,228)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
49,531 (-28,279)
26,356 (-1,973)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
444-6 +11.47%
on 02/22/18
506-2 -2.07%
on 03/02/18
+40-0 (+8.78%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
413-2 +19.96%
on 01/16/18
506-2 -2.07%
on 03/02/18
+77-4 (+18.53%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
410-4 +20.77%
on 12/12/17
604-6 -18.02%
on 07/05/17
+2-2 (+0.46%)
since 03/14/17

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 503-7
1st Resistance Point 499-7
Last Price 495-6
1st Support Level 488-3
2nd Support Level 480-7

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52-Week High 604-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 530-4
Fibonacci 50% 507-5
Last Price 495-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 484-6
52-Week Low 410-4

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