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Wheat Mar '23 (ZWH23)
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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Futures Rally on Friday

July SRW wheat saw a wide 20 cent range on Friday from -8 to +12 cents. At the close the board was 8 to 9 cents higher with July at a net 3c gain for the week. Front month HRW futures ended the session 9 1/2 to 9 3/4 cents higher which left July at a net 7c loss for the week. Spring wheat also rallied on Friday to limit the week’s net loss. Futures settled up by 12 to 18 3/4 cents on the day, with July down a net 10 1/4 cents for the week. 

CFTC’s weekly CoT update had CBT wheat spec traders at a 126,998 contract net short on 5/30. That was an 8,210 contract stronger net short through the week. The funds were shown closing longs in KC wheat through the week, that left the group at a 9,628 contract net long. MPLS spec traders were 7,703 contracts net short on 5/30. That was a 1,301 contract stronger net short also fueled by long liquidation. 

The weekly wheat export sales report had old crop cancelations of 210k MT. That was a MY low led by 8.2k MT sold to Thailand and 41... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
03/14/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 30, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
154,656 (+13,374)
65,809 (+5,113)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
107,338 (-5,052)
201,334 (+2,625)
Producers - Long / Short
75,489 (+12,939)
51,351 (+4,832)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
70,216 (-180)
5,507 (-334)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,391 (-3,503)
184,425 (+2,478)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
49,947 (-1,549)
16,909 (+147)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
653-4 +5.05%
on 03/09/23
787-2 -12.80%
on 02/15/23
-99-4 (-12.66%)
since 02/14/23
653-4 +5.05%
on 03/09/23
799-0 -14.08%
on 12/30/22
-62-6 (-8.38%)
since 12/14/22
653-4 +5.05%
on 03/09/23
1273-2 -46.08%
on 05/17/22
-261-2 (-27.57%)
since 03/14/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Strong Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 686-4
2nd Resistance Point 686-4
1st Resistance Point 686-4
Last Price 686-4s
1st Support Level 686-4
2nd Support Level 686-4
3rd Support Level 686-4

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52-Week High 1273-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 1036-4
Fibonacci 50% 963-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 890-2
Last Price 686-4s
52-Week Low 653-4

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