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Sugar #11 Mar '20 (SBH20)

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Sugar #11 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Settles at a 1-Week Low as a Sell-Off in Crude Oil Undercuts Ethanol Prices

Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH20) on Friday closed down -0.18 (-1.24%) and Mar London white sugar #5 (SWH20) closed down -2.50 (-0.62%).

Sugar prices retreated on Friday and posted 1-week lows on weakness in crude oil prices. Mar WTI crude fell -2.8% Friday to a 2-3/4 month low. Weaker crude prices undercut ethanol prices and may prompt Brazil's sugar mills to divert more cane crushing to sugar production rather than ethanol production, this boosting sugar supplies.

A rally in the dollar index on Friday to a 1-1/2 month high also fueled long liquidation pressure in sugar futures. An extremely large net-long position held by funds makes the sugar market vulnerable to long liquidation pressure. Friday's weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) data showed funds boosted their long positions by 6,510 in the week ended Jan 21 to a record net-long positions of 34,400 (data from 2011).

Sugar prices have rallied sharply over the past three weeks on aggressive fund buying due to... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Sugar #11
Contract Size
112,000 pounds (50 long tonnes)
Tick Size
0.01 cents per pound ($11.20 per contract)
Trading Hours
2:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. (Settles 11:55a.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$1,120
Margin/Maintenance
$1,047/952
First Notice Date
03/02/20 (36 days)
Expiration Date
02/28/20 (33 days)

Seasonal Chart

Sugar #11 Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
515,994 (+4,502)
703,216 (+47,513)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
281,116 (+27,263)
135,542 (-20,015)
Producers - Long / Short
317,061 (+6,947)
595,961 (+25,918)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
168,159 (-4,003)
76,481 (+20,037)
Managed Money - Long / Short
235,431 (+24,595)
113,491 (-17,018)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
45,685 (+2,668)
22,051 (-2,997)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
13.10 +9.85%
on 01/02/20
14.90 -3.42%
on 01/23/20
+1.02 (+7.63%)
since 12/24/19
3-Month
12.23 +17.66%
on 10/25/19
14.90 -3.42%
on 01/23/20
+2.09 (+16.99%)
since 10/24/19
52-Week
11.74 +22.57%
on 09/12/19
14.90 -3.42%
on 01/23/20
+0.12 (+0.84%)
since 01/24/19

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Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH20) this morning is down -0.22 (-1.51%) and Mar London white sugar #5 (SWH20) is down -5.00 (-1.24%). Sugar prices are sliding today and posted 1-week lows on weakness in crude...

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 14.88
1st Resistance Point 14.63
Last Price 14.39s
1st Support Level 14.20
2nd Support Level 14.02

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52-Week High 14.90
Last Price 14.39s
Fibonacci 61.8% 13.69
Fibonacci 50% 13.32
Fibonacci 38.2% 12.95
52-Week Low 11.74

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