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Hard Red Wheat Mar '18 (KEH18)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Mixed Ahead of Weekend

Wheat futures are mixed at Friday’s midday. Winter wheat gained on the week, Chicago finished with a 24.3 cent gain and KC improved 13 cents over last week. MPLS finished Friday down by 7 1/2 cents, pushing it to 5.8 cents lower on the week. The export sales report indicated 395,122 MT of sales for the week ending 10/10; traders anticipated 250,000-500,000 MT. Chicago HRW net sales increased 8.17% over last week, and were 440.32% higher than the same week a year ago. HRW had a 41.6% share of the export sales, while Minneapolis HRS held a 36.9% share. The USDA reported 34,787 MT of SRW net export sales for the week ending 10/10, which was 8.8% of all wheat. All wheat accumulated exports are up to 9.437 MMT for the MY 26.88% ahead of last year’s pace and already 38.95% of the 2018/19 MY total. DEC 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.32 1/4, up 6 3/4 cents, DEC 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.33 3/4, up 2 1/2 cents, DEC 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.44 1/2, down 7 1/2 cents --provided by... 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
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
116,123 (+881)
126,623 (+12,129)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
90,164 (+5,316)
89,916 (-6,663)
Producers - Long / Short
75,812 (-3,024)
109,444 (+10,462)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
34,085 (+2,365)
10,953 (+127)
Managed Money - Long / Short
58,043 (+4,679)
82,785 (-6,539)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,121 (+637)
7,131 (-124)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
460-0 +11.25%
on 02/22/18
533-4 -4.08%
on 03/05/18
+42-0 (+8.94%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
415-2 +23.24%
on 12/15/17
533-4 -4.08%
on 03/05/18
+93-4 (+22.36%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
410-4 +24.67%
on 12/11/17
614-0 -16.65%
on 07/05/17
+7-6 (+1.54%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 512-3
1st Resistance Point 512-1
Last Price 511-6s
1st Support Level 511-5
2nd Support Level 511-3

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52-Week High 614-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 536-2
Fibonacci 50% 512-2
Last Price 511-6s
Fibonacci 38.2% 488-2
52-Week Low 410-4

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