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Hard Red Wheat Mar '18 (KEH18)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Finds Strength from Corn Late in the Session

Wheat futures closed Friday with most winter wheat contracts 1 to 8 cents higher and MPLS down 3 to 5 cents. Support came from corn, as the KC wheat-corn nearby spread was the lowest since 2013, helping to prop up the nearby HRW contracts. KC was up 6.07% this week, with nearby CBT rising 6.74% and MPLS actually down 0.97%. As of Tuesday, spec funds in Chicago wheat futures and options flipped their net position by 15,089 contracts to net long 1,741 contracts. In KC wheat futures and options, they were still net short 23,624 contracts. Taiwan importers are tendering for 83,200 MT of US wheat. Jul 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.38 1/2, up 3 cents, Jul 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.76 1/4, up 8 cents, Jul 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.63 1/4, down 3 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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 Jun 11, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
115,673 (+322)
116,102 (+2,652)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
71,828 (-1,189)
77,072 (-2,057)
Producers - Long / Short
69,300 (+2,879)
98,464 (+4,531)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
33,722 (-505)
4,987 (+173)
Managed Money - Long / Short
45,971 (-1,147)
70,368 (-1,910)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,857 (-42)
6,704 (-147)
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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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