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White Sugar #5 Aug '20 (SWQ20)

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White Sugar #5 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Prices Close Moderately Higher on Strength in Crude Oil

Oct NY world sugar #11 (SBV20) on Wednesday closed up +0.10 (+0.78%), and Oct London white sugar #5 (SWV20) closed up +3.30 (+0.89%).

Sugar prices on Wednesday followed crude oil prices higher. Crude prices rose more than +2% Wednesday, which benefits ethanol prices and gives incentive to Brazil's sugar mills to divert more cane crushing toward ethanol production rather than sugar production, thus curbing sugar supplies.

Tuesday's data from Unica was negative for sugar prices after Unica reported that Brazil's Center-South sugar production in the second half of July rose +37.7% y/y to 3.426 MMT, with the percentage of cane used for sugar climbing to 47.94% in 2020/21 from 36.94% in 2019/20. Also, ethanol demand is weak after Unica also reported that total ethanol sales by Brazil Center-South mills in the first half of July fell -19% y/y to 741.4 mln liters, which indicates pressure for less ethanol production and more sugar production.

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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 (expired)

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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
332.00 +4.97%
on 07/13/20
390.20 -10.69%
on 06/17/20
-41.40 (-10.62%)
since 06/16/20
3-Month
305.00 +14.26%
on 04/28/20
398.50 -12.55%
on 06/10/20
+10.70 (+3.17%)
since 04/16/20
52-Week
305.00 +14.26%
on 04/28/20
423.30 -17.67%
on 02/12/20
-4.60 (-1.30%)
since 07/16/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 354.37
1st Resistance Point 351.43
Last Price 348.50s
1st Support Level 347.03
2nd Support Level 345.57

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52-Week High 423.30
Fibonacci 61.8% 378.11
Fibonacci 50% 364.15
Fibonacci 38.2% 350.19
Last Price 348.50s
52-Week Low 305.00

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