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Spring Wheat Mar '18 (MWH18)

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Spring Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Prices Up

Wheat futures contracts close the week on a positive with Minneapolis wheat 3 1/2 cents higher, CBOT wheat up 1 3/4 cents and Kansas City HRW leading the group with a 4 1/2 cents gain. The Commitment of Traders report showed specs further reducing their Chicago net long positions to 4,088 contracts, down 35% for the week ending August 13. In KC wheat they boosted their net short position to 33,272 contracts as of Tuesday. They also added to a record net short position in MPLS wheat on that date of -18903 contracts. Ukraine completed its wheat harvest with an estimated production of 38.5 MMT. SEP 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.70 3/4, up 1 3/4 cents, SEP 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $3.94 1/4, up 4 1/2 cents, SEP 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.06 1/4, up 3 1/2 cents --- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Hard Red Spring 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. - 1:30p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
MGEX
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,755/1,350
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Spring Wheat Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 13, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
47,425 (+6,882)
32,814 (+5,969)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
7,924 (+845)
21,672 (+1,620)
Producers - Long / Short
45,650 (+6,771)
32,032 (+5,659)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
1,386 (-215)
393 (-16)
Managed Money - Long / Short
876 (-205)
19,779 (+1,449)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
7,048 (+1,050)
1,893 (+171)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
592-4 +5.19%
on 02/26/18
636-0 -2.00%
on 03/14/18
+23-0 (+3.83%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
592-4 +5.19%
on 02/26/18
636-0 -2.00%
on 03/14/18
+6-2 (+1.01%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
555-0 +12.30%
on 04/11/17
816-0 -23.62%
on 07/05/17
+55-2 (+9.73%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Average. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 640-2
1st Resistance Point 631-6
Last Price 623-2s
1st Support Level 619-0
2nd Support Level 614-6

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52-Week High 816-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 716-2
Fibonacci 50% 685-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 654-6
Last Price 623-2s
52-Week Low 555-0

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