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Soybean Oil Mar '18 (ZLH18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Close with Losses

Soybeans were down 7 1/2 on Friday, which ensured a weekly loss of 27 3/4 cents in the March contracts. Soybean meal futures closed $0.60/ton lower on Friday and closed the week $2.30/ton lower in the March futures. March soybean oil futures lost 46 points on Friday trades, which pushed futures 133 cents lower wk/wk. Soybean spec traders flipped their soybean position back to net short as the 01/21 CoT report indicated. Managed money stayed net short in soybean meal. Soy oil specs were less net long as of Tuesday. USDA reported weekly soybean export sales of 790,006 MT. That was a wk/wk increase of 23% but was 25.9% lower than the same week last year. New crop soybean bookings for the week ending 1/16 were in line with analyst expectations at 120,743 MT. Total unshipped commits are 6.977 MMT. As for soybean meal, the update showed more than expected sales for the week ending 01/16, with 641,919 MT in bookings. That was a weekly increase of 71.1% and was 162.2% more than the same wee... Read more

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
02/28/17
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Oil Mar '18
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
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
32.72 -2.87%
on 02/26/18
-0.02 (-0.06%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
34.10 -6.80%
on 01/05/18
-1.59 (-4.76%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
36.42 -12.74%
on 09/07/17
-1.62 (-4.85%)
since 03/14/17

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Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 31.78
1st Resistance Point 31.78
Last Price 31.78s
1st Support Level 31.78
2nd Support Level 31.78

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52-Week High 36.42
Fibonacci 61.8% 34.46
Fibonacci 50% 33.85
Fibonacci 38.2% 33.24
Last Price 31.78s
52-Week Low 31.28

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