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Hard Red Wheat Dec '18 (KEZ18)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Closes Lower on Thursday

The wheat market gave back more of the gains from earlier this week, closing with losses across the U.S. markets. Soft red wheat ended the day the firmest but still closed with 2 1/2 to 5 1/4 cent losses. HRW and HRS were both lower, further stretching the Chicago premium. KC wheat was 5 1/2 to 6 cents lower with the Chi/KC premium climbing to 86 1/4 cents. MPLS spring wheat futures ended the session 6 to 6 3/4 cents lower with the March SRW/HRS premium to its highest in the term of 30 1/2 cents. The one-day delayed Export Sales report from USDA has traders expecting to see 400-650k MT of wheat bookings for the week ending 02/13. New crop wheat sales are expected between 0-50k MT. USDA pegged 2020 US wheat acreage at 45 million acres at their Ag Outlook forum this morning. Saudi Arabia issued an international wheat tender for 715,00 MT for an April to June delivery.

Mar 20 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.60, down 5 1/4 cents,

Mar 20 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.73... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 11, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
113,821 (-2,043)
131,461 (+1,250)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
74,063 (+1,016)
62,064 (-720)
Producers - Long / Short
54,999 (-1,332)
118,476 (+444)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
52,026 (-1,144)
6,189 (+373)
Managed Money - Long / Short
56,761 (+1,658)
46,778 (-441)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,302 (-642)
15,286 (-279)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
456-6 +7.83%
on 11/27/18
504-0 -2.28%
on 12/13/18
+11-4 (+2.39%)
since 11/14/18
456-6 +7.83%
on 11/27/18
534-2 -7.81%
on 09/24/18
-23-6 (-4.60%)
since 09/14/18
456-6 +7.83%
on 11/27/18
626-0 -21.33%
on 08/07/18
+7-6 (+1.60%)
since 12/14/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 492-4
1st Resistance Point 492-4
Last Price 492-4s
1st Support Level 492-4
2nd Support Level 492-4

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52-Week High 626-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 561-3
Fibonacci 50% 541-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 521-3
Last Price 492-4s
52-Week Low 456-6

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