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Soybean Oil Jan '20 (ZLF20)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Thursday Beans Closed in the Black

Nearby soybean futures were up by 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 cents after Thursday action. Soymeal futures lost 40 cents/ton, while soy oil futures were up 65 points. The White House economic advisors met today to discuss phase 1 and the scheduled Dec 15th tariff hikes; at the meeting conclusion they announced both sides had agreed to a phase one deal, awaiting presidential sign offs. Market reaction was muted because this is the point where previous agreements went off the rails. Weekly USDA Export Sales data showed soybean bookings for the week ending 12/05 at the top end of trader estimates, with 1.05 MMT of current year sales. Total sales (including next MY) were 1.175 MMT. That was a 71.9% increase over last week, and a 59.1% increase over the same week last year for total net sales. Weekly shipments through the same week were at 1.443 MMT, a 4% decrease from last week and a 32.4% increase yr/yr. China was the destination for 62.19% of those shipments. Accumulated shipments since September... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
12/31/19 (19 days)
Expiration Date
01/14/20 (33 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 3, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
237,612 (+5,735)
327,472 (-2,507)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
131,382 (-3,724)
51,385 (+2,903)
Producers - Long / Short
91,326 (+8,576)
291,292 (-4,221)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
125,120 (-4,398)
15,014 (+157)
Managed Money - Long / Short
101,588 (-4,747)
42,971 (+3,284)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,794 (+1,023)
8,414 (-381)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
30.11 +7.04%
on 12/02/19
32.28 -0.15%
on 12/12/19
+1.00 (+3.20%)
since 11/12/19
29.00 +11.14%
on 09/27/19
32.28 -0.15%
on 12/12/19
+2.86 (+9.74%)
since 09/12/19
27.18 +18.58%
on 05/13/19
32.28 -0.15%
on 12/12/19
+1.68 (+5.50%)
since 12/12/18

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Excellent Risk/Reward

The Nemenoff Report 12/12/19

Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 9 ticks lower at 158’20, 10 Yr. Notes 1.5 lower at 129’07 and 5 Yr. Notes 1 tick higher at [...]

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 32.84
1st Resistance Point 32.53
Last Price 32.23s
1st Support Level 31.67
2nd Support Level 31.12

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52-Week High 32.28
Last Price 32.23s
Fibonacci 61.8% 30.33
Fibonacci 50% 29.73
Fibonacci 38.2% 29.13
52-Week Low 27.18

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