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Hard Red Wheat Dec '18 (KEZ18)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Posts Double Digit Gains Ahead of Memorial Day

Wheat futures saw 10 to 19 1/4 cent gains in most contracts, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The markets will be closed for the Monday session. On the week, CBT was up 5.27%, with KC 5.18% higher and MPLS 3.84% above last Friday. Accumulated wheat exports as of May 16 are 91% of USDA’s forecast total, with the normal pace at 96%. Typically Census data runs ahead of the weeks export numbers. The Commitment of Traders report showed that the large spec funds were net short 41,760 contracts of Chicago SRW as of May 21. They continued to back off their large net short in KC futures and options, now at 48,084 contracts. Planalytics raised its forecast for average US winter wheat yield to 52 bushels per acre from 51.1 bpa. Jul 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.89 1/2, up 19 1/4 cents, Jul 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.42, up 16 3/4 cents, Jul 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.48, up 13 3/4 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
121,457 (-9,430)
107,366 (-2,636)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
81,433 (-1,510)
107,149 (-8,506)
Producers - Long / Short
74,198 (-5,156)
92,752 (+2,000)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
35,779 (+354)
3,134 (-8)
Managed Money - Long / Short
51,991 (-1,388)
101,127 (-9,450)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,442 (-122)
6,022 (+944)
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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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