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Hard Red Wheat May '20 (KEK20)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Market Regaining Losses

After closing 5 to 11 cents lower on Thursday, wheat is trading 5 to 6 cents higher so far on Friday. SRW wheat futures are 6 1/2 cents higher in May, with May KC wheat back up by 6 3/4 cents. May Spring wheat futures are 5 1/4 cents higher. Weekly wheat export bookings were 72,900 MT (2.679 mbu). HRW wheat sales were 74% of the total, and white wheat was 52% of the week’s sales. There was a net of 24,934 MT of HRS wheat bookings canceled on the week. All wheat commitments for old crop were 1.89% higher yr/yr with 24.783 MMT. CENSUS data from February showed that US wheat exports were 80.25 mbu, which was 17% above Jan but down 3% from February 2019.

May 20 CBOT Wheat is at $5.48 1/4, up 6 1/2 cents,

May 20 KCBT Wheat is at $4.70 3/4, up 6 3/4 cents,

May 20 MGEX Wheat is at $5.24 1/4, up 5 1/4 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
04/30/20 (27 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (41 days)

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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 +12.38%
on 03/16/20
505-6 -6.67%
on 03/25/20
+13-6 (+3.00%)
since 03/03/20
3-Month
420-0 +12.38%
on 03/16/20
511-6 -7.77%
on 01/22/20
-10-6 (-2.23%)
since 01/03/20
52-Week
408-6 +15.47%
on 09/03/19
554-0 -14.80%
on 06/04/19
-31-6 (-6.30%)
since 04/03/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 485-1
1st Resistance Point 478-5
Last Price 472-0s
1st Support Level 464-5
2nd Support Level 457-1

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

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