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Wheat Jul '19 (ZWN19)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Closed Mixed on Friday

The front month wheat futures came back down from midday highs and finished the day mixed. Friday CBOT wheat was 2 1/4 cent higher in May; up 32 cents on the week. HRW futures were down a half penny, but closed 19 3/4 cents higher wk/wk. May MPLS wheat gained 5 3/4 cents on the last trade day of the week, securing a weekly gain of 19 cents/bu. The CoT report with data from March 24 showed that in a bout of short covering, CBOT spec traders were back to net long. Managed money OI in CBOT wheat was down 116,191 contracts over the last 5 weeks. Managed money was 7,950 contracts less net short wk/wk in KC wheat; to 5,356 contracts. MPLS wheat spec traders were less net short wk/wk to 16,307 contracts. Taiwan purchased 99,450 MT of wheat from the U.S. in their international tender. Turkey purchased 175,000 MT of wheat from the Black Sea region.

May 20 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.71 1/4, up 2 1/4 cents,

May 20 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.86 3/4, down 1/2 cent,

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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. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,567/1,425
First Notice Date
06/28/19
Expiration Date
07/12/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Jul '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
113,970 (-12,753)
133,809 (+9,235)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
97,437 (-1,848)
62,621 (-22,163)
Producers - Long / Short
28,192 (-1,593)
104,769 (+16,390)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
69,832 (-662)
13,094 (+3,343)
Managed Money - Long / Short
62,852 (-407)
42,709 (-24,348)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,585 (-1,441)
19,912 (+2,185)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
502-0 +6.82%
on 07/02/19
558-0 -3.90%
on 06/28/19
+10-0 (+1.90%)
since 06/12/19
3-Month
418-4 +28.14%
on 05/13/19
558-0 -3.90%
on 06/28/19
+67-6 (+14.46%)
since 04/12/19
52-Week
418-4 +28.14%
on 05/13/19
619-0 -13.37%
on 08/07/18
+1-2 (+0.23%)
since 07/12/18

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Strengthening 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 540-1
1st Resistance Point 538-1
Last Price 536-2s
1st Support Level 534-5
2nd Support Level 533-1

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52-Week High 619-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 542-3
Last Price 536-2s
Fibonacci 50% 518-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 495-1
52-Week Low 418-4

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