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White Sugar #5 Aug '20 (SWQ20)

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White Sugar #5 Futures Market News and Commentary

NY Sugar Sinks to a 6-1/4 Month Low on Weak Crude and Ample Supplies

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK20) this morning is down -0.18 (-1.73%), and May London white sugar #5 (SWK20) is down -4.70 (-1.33%).

Sugar prices this morning are weaker with NY sugar at a new 6-1/4 month low on weakness in crude oil and the Brazilian real. Crude oil is modestly lower today and just above last week's 18-year low, which is bearish for ethanol prices and may encourage Brazil's sugar mills to divert more cane crushing toward sugar production rather than ethanol production, thus boosting sugar supplies. Ethanol prices are also seeing downward pressure after Brazil's two largest fuel distributors on Monday declared force majeure on purchases of Brazil ethanol due to weak fuel demand.

Overall weakness in the Brazilian real against the dollar is another major bearish factor for sugar prices. The real is down -0.59% today at a 2-week low against the dollar and is just above last Wednesday's record low of 5.2523 reals/USD. A weaker real encourages export selling b... 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
07/16/20 (106 days)

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White Sugar #5 Aug '20
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
322.20 +0.37%
on 04/01/20
395.80 -18.29%
on 03/02/20
-67.30 (-17.23%)
since 02/28/20
3-Month
322.20 +0.37%
on 04/01/20
423.30 -23.60%
on 02/12/20
-45.90 (-12.43%)
since 12/31/19
52-Week
322.20 +0.37%
on 04/01/20
423.30 -23.60%
on 02/12/20
-56.90 (-14.96%)
since 04/01/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 80% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.



Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 333.67
1st Resistance Point 328.53
Last Price 323.40s
1st Support Level 320.23
2nd Support Level 317.07

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52-Week High 423.30
Fibonacci 61.8% 384.68
Fibonacci 50% 372.75
Fibonacci 38.2% 360.82
Last Price 323.40s
52-Week Low 322.20

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