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Sugar #11 May '20 (SBK20)

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Sugar #11 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Prices Settle Higher on U.S. Sugar Beet Crop Concerns

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK20) on Friday closed up +0.18 (+1.20%), and May London white sugar #5 (SWK20) closed up +3.20 (+0.88%).

Sugar prices pushed higher Friday on U.S. sugar beet crop concerns after the American Sugarbeet Growers Association said adverse weather may delay U.S. 2020/21 sugar beet plantings. The U.S. 2019/20 beet crop fell -9.3% y/y to a 9-year low of 8.158 MMT.

Sugar futures rallied sharply over the past month to a 2-3/4 year high last Wednesday on concern about future global supplies. Thailand's Office of the Cane and Sugar Board reported Wednesday that Thailand's sugar production from Dec 1 through Feb 15 was 7.4 MMT, down -14.0% y/y. A drought in Thailand, the world's fourth-biggest sugar producer, is slashing the country's sugar output. The Thailand Meteorological Department said this year's drought in Thailand is the worst in 40 years. The Thai Sugar Millers Corp said Feb 7 that Thailand's 2019/20 sugar production might drop -35% y/y to 9 MMT... 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
05/01/20 (68 days)
Expiration Date
04/30/20 (67 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 18, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
583,170 (-6,153)
835,654 (+15,375)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
315,647 (+9,228)
123,917 (-10,138)
Producers - Long / Short
383,279 (-1,206)
710,181 (+17,717)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
169,178 (-2,181)
94,760 (+424)
Managed Money - Long / Short
264,856 (+12,131)
98,033 (-3,712)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
50,791 (-2,903)
25,884 (-6,426)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
13.98 +8.15%
on 01/28/20
15.29 -1.11%
on 02/12/20
+0.63 (+4.35%)
since 01/21/20
3-Month
12.73 +18.77%
on 11/22/19
15.29 -1.11%
on 02/12/20
+2.39 (+18.77%)
since 11/21/19
52-Week
11.89 +27.17%
on 09/12/19
15.29 -1.11%
on 02/12/20
+0.64 (+4.42%)
since 02/21/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Strongest 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 15.33
1st Resistance Point 15.22
Last Price 15.12s
1st Support Level 14.94
2nd Support Level 14.77

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52-Week High 15.29
Last Price 15.12s
Fibonacci 61.8% 13.99
Fibonacci 50% 13.59
Fibonacci 38.2% 13.19
52-Week Low 11.89

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