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Hard Red Wheat May '20 (KEK20)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Makes Monday Gains

Wheat futures finish the first trade day of the week in the black, with SRW futures leading the way. SRW wheat futures closed with 5 3/4 to 6 1/2 cent gains. KC HRW wheat futures were 3 1/4 to 3 3/4 cents higher. MPLS wheat futures closed 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents higher. Winter wheat condition ratings from the Crop Progress report were 360 on the Brugler500 Index, down 1 point yr/yr. Oregon wheat ratings were the highest on the Brugler500, with a 423. Wheat exports from the week ending April 02 were 320,371 MT. That was down 64,837 MT from last week and was 42.4% below the same week last year. U.S. wheat shipments on the week were only directed to 11 nations. Mexico was the top destination with 53,688 MT. HRW wheat was 58.1% of the week’s exports. The April update to USDA’s supply and demand tables is scheduled for Thursday, and traders anticipate a 5.4 mbu cut to 19/20 wheat exports. That would still be 6.2% above 18/19’s level.

May 20 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.55 3/4... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
KC Hard 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
KCBT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,595/1,450
First Notice Date
04/30/20 (23 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (37 days)

Seasonal Chart

Hard Red Wheat May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 31, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
102,104 (-7,177)
109,198 (+4,930)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
57,420 (+9,980)
50,808 (-1,803)
Producers - Long / Short
45,380 (-3,213)
99,288 (+4,791)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,418 (-4,224)
4,604 (-121)
Managed Money - Long / Short
39,417 (+4,062)
37,125 (-4,153)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
18,003 (+5,918)
13,683 (+2,350)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
420-0 +12.56%
on 03/16/20
505-6 -6.52%
on 03/25/20
+26-4 (+5.94%)
since 03/06/20
3-Month
420-0 +12.56%
on 03/16/20
511-6 -7.62%
on 01/22/20
-10-2 (-2.12%)
since 01/07/20
52-Week
408-6 +15.66%
on 09/03/19
554-0 -14.67%
on 06/04/19
-27-2 (-5.45%)
since 04/05/19

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2nd Resistance Point 490-3
1st Resistance Point 483-1
Last Price 472-4
1st Support Level 470-3
2nd Support Level 464-7

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52-Week High 554-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 498-4
Fibonacci 50% 481-3
Last Price 472-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 464-2
52-Week Low 408-6

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