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Soybean Oil May '18 (ZLK18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures saw most contracts fall 9 to 10 1/2 cents on Tuesday, despite a supportive NOPA report. Soymeal futures were down $2.50/ton, with soy oil 16 points lower. This morning’s monthly NOPA report indicated its members crushed a December record 171.759 mbu of soybeans, just shy of the second largest monthly total set back in March. That was 2.87% larger than November and 3.28% above December 2017, as it outpaced expectations of 170.016 mbu. Soybean oil stocks were at 1.498 billion pounds, slightly above the month prior but down 1.33% from December 2017 and lighter than most trade guesses.Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.93 1/4, down 10 1/4 cents,May 19 Soybeans closed at $9.06 3/4, down 10 1/2 cents,Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.19 3/4, down 10 1/4 cents,Sep 19 Soybeans closed at $9.28 3/4, down 9 3/4 cents,Mar 19 Soybean Meal closed at $309.30, down $2.50,Mar 19 Soybean Oil closed at $28.24, down $0.16--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. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$600
Margin/Maintenance
$550/500
First Notice Date
04/30/18
Expiration Date
05/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Oil May '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
218,051 (-9,326)
215,841 (-12,103)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
100,974 (-4,733)
111,132 (-1,229)
Producers - Long / Short
122,345 (-3,181)
205,267 (-4,828)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
90,910 (+17)
5,778 (-1,113)
Managed Money - Long / Short
55,199 (-3,145)
102,810 (-2,149)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
45,775 (-1,588)
8,322 (+920)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
29.95 +3.91%
on 05/01/18
31.58 -1.46%
on 04/16/18
-0.36 (-1.14%)
since 04/13/18
3-Month
29.95 +3.91%
on 05/01/18
32.96 -5.58%
on 02/26/18
-0.78 (-2.45%)
since 02/15/18
52-Week
29.95 +3.91%
on 05/01/18
36.56 -14.88%
on 09/07/17
-2.68 (-7.93%)
since 05/15/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Weakest 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 31.17
1st Resistance Point 31.14
Last Price 31.12s
1st Support Level 31.09
2nd Support Level 31.07

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52-Week High 36.56
Fibonacci 61.8% 34.03
Fibonacci 50% 33.26
Fibonacci 38.2% 32.48
Last Price 31.12s
52-Week Low 29.95

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