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Hard Red Wheat Dec '22 (KEZ22)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Fades into Weekend

Going into the Independence Day holiday weekend, the wheat market fell by about 4%. Chicago futures ended the day with 32 1/2 to 38 cent losses. KC wheats closed down by 35 3/4 to 39 1/4 cents in the front months. Spring wheat futures gave back 39 1/4 to 41 1/4 cents on the day. 

Weekly CFTC data had the managed money firms 1,020 contracts net long in CBT wheat as of 6/28. That was down 2.9k wk/wk as the long liquidation offset the short covering. Commercial OI was down 42.8k contracts (22.4%) on the week. The Commitment of Traders report showed managed money funds liquidated 6.8k longs in KC wheat for a 51-wk low net long o f24,856 contracts. Spec funds were 8,086 contracts net long in spring wheat futures and options. 

A government owned grain toting cargo vessel has sailed from the Russian controlled Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, after sea mines were allegedly removed from the route. 

Jul 22 CBOT Wheat  closed at $8.31 1/4, down 37 1/2 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
$4,235/3,850
First Notice Date
11/30/22 (150 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/22 (164 days)

Seasonal Chart

Hard Red Wheat Dec '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 28, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
67,875 (-3,301)
86,221 (-10,955)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
44,023 (-9,853)
22,860 (-1,488)
Producers - Long / Short
29,171 (-2,343)
74,556 (-10,912)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
37,066 (-550)
10,027 (+365)
Managed Money - Long / Short
37,189 (-6,848)
12,490 (-434)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,834 (-3,005)
10,370 (-1,054)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
913-6 +0.85%
on 07/01/22
1200-0 -23.21%
on 06/06/22
-223-4 (-19.52%)
since 06/01/22
3-Month
913-6 +0.85%
on 07/01/22
1377-4 -33.10%
on 05/17/22
-89-6 (-8.88%)
since 04/01/22
52-Week
615-6 +49.65%
on 07/06/21
1377-4 -33.10%
on 05/17/22
+261-2 (+39.57%)
since 07/01/21

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ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1011-7
2nd Resistance Point 990-5
1st Resistance Point 956-1
Last Price 921-4s
1st Support Level 900-3
2nd Support Level 879-1
3rd Support Level 844-5

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52-Week High 1377-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 1086-4
Fibonacci 50% 996-5
Last Price 921-4s
Fibonacci 38.2% 906-6
52-Week Low 615-6

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