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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 Higher as a Weak Dollar Sparks Short-Covering

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK20) on Thursday closed up +0.06 (+0.58%), and May London white sugar #5 (SWK20) closed up +9.10 (+2.68%).

Sugar prices on Thursday settled higher with London sugar at a 1-week high. A decline in the dollar index on Thursday to a 1-week low sparked short-covering in sugar futures. NY sugar is consolidating just above last Wednesday's 1-1/2 year low and London sugar above Tuesday's a 4-1/2 month low.

Sugar prices continue to be undercut by concern about weaker sugar demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Researcher Czarnikow on Mar 24 cut its global sugar consumption estimate for this year by -2.0 MMT, citing a collapse in out-of-home food and drink consumption due to the closure of restaurants because of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, Commerzbank on Thursday cut its NY sugar price estimate for Q4-2020 to 12 cents/lb from a Feb estimate of 15 cents/lb, citing the plunge in crude oil prices and the sell-off in the Brazilian real to a record lo... 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 (5 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
327.80 +6.31%
on 04/07/20
364.60 -4.42%
on 03/11/20
-7.10 (-2.00%)
since 03/09/20
3-Month
327.80 +6.31%
on 04/07/20
435.00 -19.89%
on 02/13/20
-23.00 (-6.19%)
since 01/09/20
52-Week
319.20 +9.18%
on 09/12/19
435.00 -19.89%
on 02/13/20
-26.90 (-7.17%)
since 04/09/19

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May NY world sugar #11 (SBK20) this morning is down -0.02 (-0.19%), and May London white sugar #5 (SWK20) is up +4.00 (+1.18%). Sugar prices this morning are mixed with London sugar at a 1-week high. A...

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 361.23
1st Resistance Point 354.87
Last Price 348.50s
1st Support Level 340.27
2nd Support Level 332.03

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52-Week High 435.00
Fibonacci 61.8% 390.76
Fibonacci 50% 377.10
Fibonacci 38.2% 363.44
Last Price 348.50s
52-Week Low 319.20

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