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Soybean Oil May '19 (ZLK19)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Higher as Rains Threaten Planting

Soybean futures are near session highs, up 16 to 17 1/2 cents at midday. Rains and forecasts for more along the Corn Belt this week are supportive. Soymeal are up 90 cents/ton, with bean oil 64 points higher on tighter NOPA stocks. The weekly Export Inspections report indicated that 675,302 MT of soybeans were shipped in the week of 6/13, with 274,918 MT headed to China. Total exports were down 8% from last week and 17.76% lower than the same week in 2018. The monthly NOPA crush report showed that 154.796 mbu of soybeans were crushed by its members, down 5.37% from last year and well below estimates. Soy oil stocks were down 11.5% mo/mo at 1.581 billion lbs. NASS is expected show US soybeans acres at 79% planted by Sunday in this afternoon’s Crop Progress report. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report showed money managers backing off their net short position in soybean futures and options by 2,201 contracts as of Tuesday to a net position of -91,155 contracts. Jul 19 Soybeans are at $9.13 3/4, up 17 cents, Aug 19 Soybeans are at $9.20 1/2, up 17 1/2 cents, Sep 19 Soybeans are at $9.27, up 17 cents, Nov 19 Soybeans are at $9.40 1/2, up 17 cents, Jul 19 Soybean Meal is at $324.40, up $0.90 Jul 19 Soybean Oil is at $28.25, up $0.64 --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
04/30/19
Expiration Date
05/14/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
235,450 (-9,744)
227,730 (-8,769)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
117,633 (-6,552)
132,924 (-4,398)
Producers - Long / Short
113,308 (-11,379)
215,511 (-7,110)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
111,907 (+2,157)
1,984 (-1,137)
Managed Money - Long / Short
65,069 (-2,490)
119,889 (-4,560)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,564 (-4,062)
13,035 (+162)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
26.03 +2.69%
on 05/13/19
29.01 -7.86%
on 04/15/19
-2.22 (-7.67%)
since 04/12/19
3-Month
26.03 +2.69%
on 05/13/19
31.16 -14.22%
on 02/25/19
-3.50 (-11.58%)
since 02/14/19
52-Week
26.03 +2.69%
on 05/13/19
33.66 -20.59%
on 05/24/18
-6.08 (-18.53%)
since 05/14/18

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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 26.73
1st Resistance Point 26.73
Last Price 26.73s
1st Support Level 26.73
2nd Support Level 26.73

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52-Week High 33.66
Fibonacci 61.8% 30.75
Fibonacci 50% 29.85
Fibonacci 38.2% 28.94
Last Price 26.73s
52-Week Low 26.03

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