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Soybean Oil Mar '18 (ZLH18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybean Futures Fractionally Lower on Monday

Soybeans futures close Monday’s session fractionally lower in the nearby contracts. Soybean meal was 80 cents/ton lower, and soy oil closed 12 points higher. Trade ideas for soybean harvest progress were 37 to 40% ahead of the USDA crop progress report, with the actual percentage at 46%. The 5 year average pace is 64%. Soybean conditions were scored at 54% gd/ex, with the Brugler500 index at 345, both unch from last week. Soybean export inspections for the week ending 10/17 were released this morning. The report indicated shipments are 7.24% ahead of last year’s pace. Coming off of a 26.3% increase over last week, the 1.296 MMT of soybean exports brought the MYTD total to 6.458 MMT (237.3 mbu). The main destination for soybeans was China, with 207,445 MT (16%). Brazil’s soybean crop is 21% planted according to AgRural, even with the 5-year average. Other sources show 23%. NOV 19 Soybeans closed at $9.33 1/4, down 3/4 cents, JAN 19 Soybeans closed at $9.46 3/4, down 3/4 cents,... 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
$621/565
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 Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
215,537 (+2,037)
255,127 (-13,113)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
110,377 (+11,290)
45,595 (-8,197)
Producers - Long / Short
83,213 (-576)
237,430 (-14,895)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
119,870 (+824)
5,243 (-7)
Managed Money - Long / Short
79,517 (+7,766)
35,568 (-5,989)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,860 (+3,524)
10,027 (-2,208)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. 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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