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White Sugar #5 Aug '21 (SWQ21)

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White Sugar #5 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Prices Close at 7-3/4 Month High on Concern About Dry Brazil Conditions

Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH21) on Monday closed up +0.29 (+2.01%). Dec London white sugar #5 (SWZ20) closed up +7.20 (+1.82%).

Sugar prices on Monday rallied to 7-3/4 month nearest-futures highs. Sugar prices are moving higher on concern that Brazil's dry conditions may curb sugarcane yields that lowers 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.

Sugar prices have rallied sharply over the past five weeks on concern about future Brazil sugar output. Archer Consulting Sep 29 said that dry weather that sparked fires in Brazil's sugar-cane growing regions could curb Brazil's 2020/21 sugar production by -2.8 MMT. Also, Maxar said that Brazil's sugar-growing regions have only received 5%-25% of average rain in the past few months, leaving crops "extremely dry.... 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
07/16/21 (270 days)

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White Sugar #5 Aug '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
362.90 +6.37%
on 09/29/20
386.50 -0.13%
on 10/19/20
+13.30 (+3.57%)
since 09/18/20
3-Month
349.60 +10.41%
on 07/24/20
386.50 -0.13%
on 10/19/20
+32.70 (+9.26%)
since 07/17/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 389.67
1st Resistance Point 387.83
Last Price 386.00s
1st Support Level 382.83
2nd Support Level 379.67

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52-Week High 395.20
Last Price 386.00s
Fibonacci 61.8% 366.47
Fibonacci 50% 357.60
Fibonacci 38.2% 348.73
52-Week Low 320.00

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