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White Sugar #5 Aug '22 (SWQ22)

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White Sugar #5 Futures Market News and Commentary

Sugar Closes Higher on Pre-Weekend Short Covering

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22) on Friday closed up +0.13 (+0.70%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH22) closed up +2.20 (+0.45%).

Sugar prices on Friday closed moderately higher on pre-weekend short-covering and position squaring.  Sugar prices fell back from their best levels Friday after the Brazilian real (^USDBRL) dropped to a 1-month low against the dollar.  A weaker real encourages export selling by Brazil's sugar producers.

On Thursday, NY sugar fell to a 3-3/4 month low, and London sugar dropped to a 2-1/2 month low on weakness in crude prices.  Sugar prices sank when crude (CLF22) dropped to a 3-1/4 month low Thursday.  Weaker crude oil prices undercut ethanol prices and may prompt Brazil's sugar mills to divert more cane crushing toward sugar production rather than ethanol production, thus boosting sugar supplies.  

Sugar prices have been on the defensive since last Wednesday when Unica reported that the total amount of sugarcane crushed in the first... 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
07/15/22 (223 days)

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White Sugar #5 Aug '22
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
479.30 +0.33%
on 12/02/21
519.20 -7.38%
on 11/18/21
-14.50 (-2.93%)
since 11/03/21
3-Month
479.30 +0.33%
on 12/02/21
519.20 -7.38%
on 11/18/21
-21.50 (-4.28%)
since 09/03/21
52-Week
375.40 +28.10%
on 12/04/20
519.20 -7.38%
on 11/18/21
+98.90 (+25.89%)
since 12/03/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 486.93
2nd Resistance Point 485.57
1st Resistance Point 483.23
Last Price 480.90s
1st Support Level 479.53
2nd Support Level 478.17
3rd Support Level 475.83

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52-Week High 519.20
Last Price 480.90s
Fibonacci 61.8% 464.27
Fibonacci 50% 447.30
Fibonacci 38.2% 430.33
52-Week Low 375.40

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