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Hard Red Wheat May '20 (KEK20)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Markets Close in Black

Turnaround Tuesday left the front month wheat markets higher. SRW wheat futures were back up by 3 to 4 cents at the closing bell. The national average wheat cash price (SRW) from cmdtyView is $4.78, which is 4 cents stronger on the day. The SRW to corn premium (Sept) is $1.83 1/2 /bu, which is back up by a nickel after having fallen 37 cents since the start of the month. KC HRW futures recovered 1 to 2 3/4 cents. And MGE wheat closed with gains of as much as 2 cents. The average estimate for 2020/21 wheat production ahead of USDA’s report is for 1.833 bbu. That would be up by 8.7 mbu from July if realized. Trade expects most of the increase to come via a 10.6 mbu bump to spring wheat. Egypt’s GASC purchased 120k MT of Russian wheat for last half September and first half October.

Sep 20 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.95, up 4 cents,

Sep 20 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.16 3/4, up 2 3/4 cents,

Sep 20 MGEX Wheat closed at $4.92 3/4, up 2 cents,

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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
$1,265/1,150
First Notice Date
04/30/20
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
125,130 (+2,552)
109,582 (-1,689)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
67,780 (+1,258)
86,330 (+5,304)
Producers - Long / Short
64,813 (+463)
98,301 (-2,471)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
56,747 (+832)
7,711 (-475)
Managed Money - Long / Short
45,294 (-881)
71,761 (+5,136)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,486 (+2,139)
14,569 (+168)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
458-0 unch
on 05/14/20
507-6 -9.80%
on 04/20/20
-25-6 (-5.32%)
since 04/14/20
3-Month
420-0 +9.05%
on 03/16/20
507-6 -9.80%
on 04/20/20
-14-2 (-3.02%)
since 02/14/20
52-Week
408-6 +12.05%
on 09/03/19
554-0 -17.33%
on 06/04/19
-16-2 (-3.43%)
since 05/14/19

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 458-0
1st Resistance Point 458-0
Last Price 458-0s
1st Support Level 458-0
2nd Support Level 458-0

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52-Week High 554-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 498-4
Fibonacci 50% 481-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 464-2
Last Price 458-0s
52-Week Low 408-6

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