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Sugar #11 May '21 (SBK21)

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Sugar #11 Futures Market News and Commentary

NY Sugar Settles at a 7-3/4 Month High on Brazil Crop Concerns

Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH21) on Thursday closed up +0.28 (+1.93%). Dec London white sugar #5 (SWZ20) closed up +5.70 (+1.45%).

Sugar prices on Thursday rallied, with NY sugar posting a new 7-3/4 month nearest-futures high. Sugar prices have trended higher over the past five weeks on concern that Brazil's dry conditions may curb sugarcane yields and reduce Brazil's sugar production. Irregular rain in Brazil's sugar-growing areas is keeping soil moisture levels below normal. On Monday, data from Somar Meteorologia showed that rain in southern Brazil was only 9.8 mm in the past week or 33% of the historical average. Maxar recently said that Brazil's sugar-growing regions have only received 5%-25% of average rain in the past few months, leaving crops "extremely dry." Also, a La Nina weather pattern could lead to prolonged excessive dryness in Brazil that cuts sugarcane yields.

Fund buying is supporting the recent up-move in sugar prices. Last Friday's weekly Commitment o... 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
05/03/21 (192 days)
Expiration Date
04/30/21 (189 days)

Seasonal Chart

Sugar #11 May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 13, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
450,675 (+9,047)
780,724 (+30,674)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
331,552 (+25,296)
51,018 (+6,735)
Producers - Long / Short
251,600 (+6,860)
601,044 (+25,547)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
166,328 (+3,527)
146,933 (+6,467)
Managed Money - Long / Short
266,336 (+27,965)
25,281 (-1,528)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
65,216 (-2,669)
25,737 (+8,263)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
12.72 +10.46%
on 09/29/20
14.17 -0.85%
on 10/22/20
+0.94 (+7.17%)
since 09/23/20
3-Month
12.03 +16.79%
on 07/24/20
14.17 -0.85%
on 10/22/20
+1.75 (+14.23%)
since 07/23/20
52-Week
10.40 +35.10%
on 04/28/20
14.63 -3.96%
on 01/23/20
+0.82 (+6.20%)
since 10/23/19

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The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 14.37
1st Resistance Point 14.22
Last Price 14.05
1st Support Level 13.87
2nd Support Level 13.67

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52-Week High 14.63
Last Price 14.05
Fibonacci 61.8% 13.01
Fibonacci 50% 12.51
Fibonacci 38.2% 12.02
52-Week Low 10.40

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