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Soybean Oil Jan '19 (ZLF19)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Lower on Monday, Pressured by Weak Exports

Soybean futures saw 3 1/2 to 4 cent losses in the front months on Monday. Meal futures were down 70 cents/ton, with May soy oil 10 points lower. This morning’s Export Inspections report indicated 382,298 MT of soybeans shipped in the week that ended on 4/18. That was 19.73% lower than last week and 19.07% below a year ago. Just one cargo of 67,113 MT was destined for China. The weekly Crop Progress report showed that just 1% of the US soybean crop has been planted as of Sunday, lagging the 2% average. Ahead of Wednesday’s Stats Canada report, analysts estimate 2019 canola acreage to total 21.8 million acres, which would be down 1 million from last year. May 19 Soybeans closed at $8.77, down 3 1/2 cents, Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.90 3/4, down 3 1/2 cents, Aug 19 Soybeans closed at $8.96 1/4, down 3 3/4 cents, Nov 19 Soybeans closed at $9.09 3/4, down 3 3/4 cents, May 19 Soybean Meal closed at $302.50, down $0.70, May 19 Soybean Oil closed at $28.70, down $0.10 provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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
$539/490
First Notice Date
12/31/18
Expiration Date
01/14/19 (expired)

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Soybean Oil Jan '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 16, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
221,340 (+9,171)
216,545 (+3,680)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
118,195 (-215)
125,087 (+3,420)
Producers - Long / Short
117,574 (+6,472)
204,556 (+4,586)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
95,602 (+3,432)
3,825 (-173)
Managed Money - Long / Short
66,274 (-1,144)
101,132 (+1,768)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,921 (+929)
23,955 (+1,652)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
27.27 +3.08%
on 12/27/18
28.82 -2.46%
on 12/19/18
-0.38 (-1.33%)
since 12/14/18
3-Month
27.18 +3.42%
on 11/27/18
30.11 -6.64%
on 10/16/18
-1.52 (-5.13%)
since 10/12/18
52-Week
27.18 +3.42%
on 11/27/18
34.07 -17.49%
on 02/06/18
-5.51 (-16.39%)
since 01/12/18

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 28.17
1st Resistance Point 28.14
Last Price 28.11s
1st Support Level 28.05
2nd Support Level 27.99

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52-Week High 34.07
Fibonacci 61.8% 31.44
Fibonacci 50% 30.63
Fibonacci 38.2% 29.81
Last Price 28.11s
52-Week Low 27.18

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