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White Sugar #5 May '20 (SWK20)

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White Sugar #5 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Prices Settle Lower on Weakness in Crude and a Slide in the Brazilian Real

Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH20) on Monday closed down -0.18 (-1.25%) and Mar London white sugar #5 (SWH20) closed down -6.00 (-1.50%).

Sugar prices moved lower Monday with NY sugar at a 2-week low and London sugar at a 1-week low. Sugar prices were undercut by a plunge in crude prices, weakness in the Brazilian real, and general weakness in commodity prices due to the spreading Chinese coronavirus.

Mar WTI crude oil on Monday fell -2.0% to a 3-1/2 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, thus boosting sugar supplies.

The Brazilian real dropped -0.60% Monday and posted a 1-3/4 month low against the dollar. The weaker real encourages export selling by Brazil's sugar producers.

A positive for sugar prices was Monday's data from Unica that showed Brazil's Center-South sugar production in the first half of January plunged -66.0% y/y... 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
04/15/20 (78 days)

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White Sugar #5 May '20
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
356.90 +9.61%
on 01/02/20
406.20 -3.69%
on 01/23/20
+25.20 (+6.89%)
since 12/27/19
3-Month
337.10 +16.05%
on 11/12/19
406.20 -3.69%
on 01/23/20
+49.40 (+14.45%)
since 10/28/19
52-Week
319.20 +22.56%
on 09/12/19
406.20 -3.69%
on 01/23/20
+8.70 (+2.27%)
since 01/28/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Buy with a Weakest 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 396.87
1st Resistance Point 394.13
Last Price 391.40
1st Support Level 388.73
2nd Support Level 386.07

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52-Week High 406.20
Last Price 391.40
Fibonacci 61.8% 372.97
Fibonacci 50% 362.70
Fibonacci 38.2% 352.43
52-Week Low 319.20

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