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Wheat Sep '22 (ZWU22)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Trying to Stay Positive on Tuesday

The wheat complex is showing marginal gains in most contracts on Tuesday. CBT is fractionally to 2 cents higher, with KC steady to up 2 ¼ cents. MPLS spring wheat is the leader to the upside, 4 to 8 cents higher. 

USDA’s NASS tallied the US winter wheat harvest at 86% complete as of 8/7, 5% below normal. Much of the lag is in the northwestern states, with WA 30% below normal, ID 27% behind, and OR 14% below the average. The spring wheat harvest was reported at 9% done, lagging the average pace by 10%. ND, normally 13% harvested by Sunday, was still at 0% harvested. Crop ratings of the spring wheat crop were at 64% gd/ex, a drop of 6% on the week. Translated to the Brugler500 index, the spring wheat crop rating was down 8 points to 364. Each of the six states had deteriorating conditions, led by a 27 point drop in SD, with MN down 9 and ND 6 points lower. 

Ahead of Friday’s USDA reports, analysts estimate new crop wheat ending stocks increasing 11 mbu to 650 mbu. The rang... Read more

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
$3,630/3,300
First Notice Date
08/31/22 (22 days)
Expiration Date
09/14/22 (36 days)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Sep '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,784 (+5,563)
116,896 (+2,743)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
95,807 (+7,407)
96,532 (+8,157)
Producers - Long / Short
37,353 (+3,597)
85,943 (+1,322)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
76,373 (-252)
16,895 (-797)
Managed Money - Long / Short
65,114 (+4,813)
84,004 (+9,176)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,693 (+2,594)
12,528 (-1,019)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
752-0 +3.92%
on 08/03/22
940-2 -16.88%
on 07/11/22
-110-0 (-12.34%)
since 07/08/22
3-Month
752-0 +3.92%
on 08/03/22
1285-0 -39.18%
on 05/17/22
-314-0 (-28.66%)
since 05/09/22
52-Week
681-6 +14.63%
on 09/10/21
1285-0 -39.18%
on 05/17/22
+61-2 (+8.50%)
since 08/09/21

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Wheat Trying to Stay Positive on Tuesday

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Wheat Higher Following Overnight

The wheat complex is 14 to 19 cents higher this morning, after starting the week mixed on Monday. Chicago SRW led the way to the upside, with contracts 2 to 5 ¼ cents higher. KC HRW saw mixed action,...

ZWU22 : 781-4s (+0.22%)
ZWZ22 : 799-2s (unch)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.2723 (+0.08%)
KEU22 : 851-6s (+0.47%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.0493 (+0.47%)
MWU22 : 892-6s (+1.36%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 826-1
2nd Resistance Point 813-5
1st Resistance Point 797-5
Last Price 781-4s
1st Support Level 769-1
2nd Support Level 756-5
3rd Support Level 740-5

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52-Week High 1285-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 1054-4
Fibonacci 50% 983-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 912-2
Last Price 781-4s
52-Week Low 681-6

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