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White Sugar #5 Mar '21 (SWH21)

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White Sugar #5 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Prices Settle Lower on Dollar Strength and Weak Crude Oil Prices

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH21) on Friday closed down -0.22 (-1.32%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH21) closed down -2.70 (-0.58%).

Sugar prices on Friday settled moderately lower as a rally in the dollar index to a 3-1/2 week high and a -2% plunge in crude oil prices sparked long liquidation pressure in sugar futures.

Sugar prices earlier rallied to 3-1/2 year nearest-future highs on Thursday on the outlook for tighter global sugar supplies. Citigroup on Thursday raised its 2021 sugar price estimate to 14.7 cents/lb from 13.6 cents/lb, citing "disappointment in the scale" of the government of India's subsidy for sugar exports.

Recent strength in crude oil prices benefits ethanol prices and is bullish for sugar prices. Higher crude oil prices encourage Brazil's sugar mills to divert more cane crushing toward ethanol production rather than sugar production, thus curbing sugar supplies.

Smaller sugar output from Thailand,... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
White Sugar #5
Contract Size
50 metric tonnes
Tick Size
10 cents per metric tonne ($5.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:45a.m. - 6:30p.m. GMT
Exchange
ICE
Point Value
$50
Expiration Date
02/12/21 (26 days)

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White Sugar #5 Mar '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
392.30 +17.69%
on 12/16/20
466.10 -0.94%
on 01/14/21
+69.20 (+17.63%)
since 12/15/20
3-Month
383.50 +20.39%
on 10/30/20
466.10 -0.94%
on 01/14/21
+73.30 (+18.87%)
since 10/15/20
52-Week
305.10 +51.33%
on 04/28/20
466.10 -0.94%
on 01/14/21
+67.40 (+17.09%)
since 01/15/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 473.70
2nd Resistance Point 469.50
1st Resistance Point 465.60
Last Price 461.70s
1st Support Level 457.50
2nd Support Level 453.30
3rd Support Level 449.40

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52-Week High 466.10
Last Price 461.70s
Fibonacci 61.8% 404.60
Fibonacci 50% 385.60
Fibonacci 38.2% 366.60
52-Week Low 305.10

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