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White Sugar #5 Mar '20 (SWH20)

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White Sugar #5 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Prices Settle Lower with London Sugar at a 1-1/2 Week Low on Weakness in Crude

Oct NY world sugar #11 (SBV20) on Thursday closed down -0.24 (-1.99%), and Oct London white sugar #5 (SWV20) closed down -3.10 (-0.88%).

Sugar prices on Thursday settled lower with London sugar at a 1-1/2 week low on a -3% slump in crude oil prices. Lower crude oil prices are negative for 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 overall sugar demand picture is bearish for sugar prices. Czarnikow Group projects that with the closure of restaurants, sports arenas, and cinemas all over the world due to coronavirus lockdowns, global sugar demand will fall this year for the first time in four decades.

Sugar prices extended their losses Thursday on weakness in the Brazilian real against the dollar. The real on Thursday retreated from a 2-week high against the dollar and fell -0.40%. A weaker real encourages export selling by Brazil's sugar produ... 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
02/14/20 (expired)

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White Sugar #5 Mar '20
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
386.50 +5.36%
on 01/15/20
456.60 -10.82%
on 02/13/20
+17.40 (+4.46%)
since 01/14/20
3-Month
333.90 +21.95%
on 11/21/19
456.60 -10.82%
on 02/13/20
+66.70 (+19.59%)
since 11/14/19
52-Week
312.60 +30.26%
on 09/12/19
456.60 -10.82%
on 02/13/20
+41.10 (+11.23%)
since 02/14/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening 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 436.13
1st Resistance Point 421.67
Last Price 407.20s
1st Support Level 399.97
2nd Support Level 392.73

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52-Week High 456.60
Last Price 407.20s
Fibonacci 61.8% 401.59
Fibonacci 50% 384.60
Fibonacci 38.2% 367.61
52-Week Low 312.60

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