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Hard Red Wheat Dec '22 (KEZ22)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Friday Wheat Closes Red

Wheat futures drifted lower into the weekend. CBT SRW contracts closed with 4 1/2 to 6 3/4 cent losses. July ’23 was only a fraction in the red. KC HRW went home 9 to 12 cents lower on Friday. Spring wheat prices closed down by 7 3/4 to 13 cents on the day. 

Weekly CFTC data showed the funds were extending their net short in SRW through the week that ended 8/2. Managed money opened 9.2k new shorts through the week and opened 4.7k new longs, for a net 14,970 contract short position as a group. In KC wheat, the CoT report showed managed money firms were 9,992 contracts net long, compared to 11,041 last week. Spring wheat spec traders were closing more longs than shorts through the week of 8/2, and flipped net short for the first time since 10/13 of 2020. Their net short was reported at 652 contracts. 

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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
$3,740/3,400
First Notice Date
11/30/22 (115 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/22 (129 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
80,981 (-389)
84,084 (+31)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
39,046 (+807)
33,990 (+539)
Producers - Long / Short
38,324 (-298)
71,269 (+309)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
37,073 (-139)
7,231 (-326)
Managed Money - Long / Short
31,369 (-224)
21,528 (+828)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
7,677 (+1,031)
12,462 (-289)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
821-6 +3.86%
on 07/22/22
1010-0 -15.50%
on 07/11/22
-100-0 (-10.49%)
since 07/08/22
3-Month
821-6 +3.86%
on 07/22/22
1377-4 -38.04%
on 05/17/22
-324-2 (-27.53%)
since 05/06/22
52-Week
690-6 +23.56%
on 09/10/21
1377-4 -38.04%
on 05/17/22
+138-4 (+19.37%)
since 08/06/21

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 907-7
2nd Resistance Point 896-3
1st Resistance Point 876-1
Last Price 853-4
1st Support Level 844-3
2nd Support Level 832-7
3rd Support Level 812-5

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52-Week High 1377-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 1115-1
Fibonacci 50% 1034-1
Fibonacci 38.2% 953-1
Last Price 853-4
52-Week Low 690-6

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