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White Sugar #5 Mar '21 (SWH21)

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White Sugar #5 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
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 (112 days)

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White Sugar #5 Mar '21
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
362.70 +10.59%
on 09/29/20
404.20 -0.77%
on 10/22/20
+28.60 (+7.68%)
since 09/22/20
3-Month
346.20 +15.86%
on 07/24/20
404.20 -0.77%
on 10/22/20
+46.90 (+13.24%)
since 07/22/20
52-Week
305.10 +31.47%
on 04/28/20
410.00 -2.17%
on 02/12/20
+47.90 (+13.56%)
since 10/22/19

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

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2nd Resistance Point 409.23
1st Resistance Point 405.17
Last Price 401.00
1st Support Level 396.07
2nd Support Level 391.03

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52-Week High 410.00
Last Price 401.00
Fibonacci 61.8% 369.93
Fibonacci 50% 357.55
Fibonacci 38.2% 345.17
52-Week Low 305.10

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