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Soybean Oil Mar '20 (ZLH20)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybean Market Down 4 to 5 Cents on BO Weakness

Overnight action in the soy market pushed prices 4 to 5 cents lower. Soybean futures were also lower on Monday, by 4 3/4 to 5 cents lower. Preliminary open interest rose 6,376 contracts on the increased selling interest. Soybean meal futures were $0.50/ton lower, and soy oil futures closed 50 points lower on weakness in diesel prices. Malaysian palm oil is down more than 10% from its recent high, with shipments to India sharply lower and sales in China at some risk. The weekly Export Inspections report from the USDA showed soybean shipments for the week ending 01/23 were 1.039 MMT. That is down 167,300 MT from last week, but is 9.97% more than the same week last year. MYTD soybean shipments are 25.215 MMT, compared to last year at this time with 20.485 MMT. According to AgRural, Brazilian soy harvest is now 4.2% completed, up from less than 2% last week but trailing the 13% pace from one year ago.

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Contract Specifications

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Contract
Soybean Oil
Contract Size
60,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.01 points ($6.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$600
Margin/Maintenance
$676/615
First Notice Date
02/28/20 (31 days)
Expiration Date
03/13/20 (45 days)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Oil Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
218,787 (+8,788)
345,785 (-10,028)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
152,073 (-13,826)
36,322 (+3,700)
Producers - Long / Short
84,365 (+10,537)
317,631 (-11,650)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
118,918 (-3,399)
12,650 (-28)
Managed Money - Long / Short
124,533 (-9,460)
24,661 (+984)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,540 (-4,366)
11,661 (+2,716)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
30.56 +1.60%
on 01/28/20
35.67 -12.95%
on 01/02/20
-3.99 (-11.39%)
since 12/27/19
3-Month
30.40 +2.14%
on 12/03/19
35.67 -12.95%
on 01/02/20
-0.20 (-0.64%)
since 10/28/19
52-Week
27.49 +12.95%
on 05/13/19
35.67 -12.95%
on 01/02/20
-0.92 (-2.88%)
since 01/28/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 32.65
1st Resistance Point 32.09
Last Price 31.05
1st Support Level 30.84
2nd Support Level 30.15

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52-Week High 35.67
Fibonacci 61.8% 32.55
Fibonacci 50% 31.58
Last Price 31.05
Fibonacci 38.2% 30.61
52-Week Low 27.49

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