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Soybean Oil May '22 (ZLK22)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soy Bounces into Weekend

The relief rally got the soy market back off the floor ahead of the weekend. Soybeans closed 5 3/4 to 17 1/2 cents higher in the front months – but closed a dime off the highs. From Friday to Friday, November soybeans dropped $1.13 1/4 per bushel. Meal prices ended the day $4.20 to $5.90 higher. Soybean oil prices closed 125 to 204 points in the black. USDA reported the average cash B100 prices were $6.97/gal in IA during the week of 6/24 – down 57 c/gal wk/wk. 

The Commitment of Traders report had managed money traders 154,413 contracts net long in soybeans as of 6/21. That was an 8.7k contract reduction through the week as the specs closed longs and added a few new shorts. The commercial net position shrank by 10.5k contracts to 232,854 as 5k shorts were closed and 5k end user long hedges were added. For the products, CFTC reported managed money as 85,909 contracts net long in meal and 50,886 contracts net long in BO. Those were 7,924 contracts stronger and 12,110 weaker fro... 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
$3,080/2,800
First Notice Date
04/29/22
Expiration Date
05/13/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Oil May '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 21, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
205,007 (+6,992)
282,876 (-2,240)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
96,861 (-5,212)
29,331 (+656)
Producers - Long / Short
110,952 (+8,323)
268,370 (-3,039)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
85,131 (-1,332)
5,582 (+798)
Managed Money - Long / Short
68,304 (-10,943)
17,168 (+269)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,557 (+5,731)
12,163 (+387)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.42 +14.10%
on 04/14/22
91.40 -3.35%
on 04/29/22
+10.23 (+13.10%)
since 04/13/22
3-Month
64.48 +37.00%
on 02/15/22
91.40 -3.35%
on 04/29/22
+22.68 (+34.54%)
since 02/11/22
52-Week
50.22 +75.91%
on 06/17/21
91.40 -3.35%
on 04/29/22
+32.89 (+59.31%)
since 05/13/21

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Daily Grain Charts and Technical Levels

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 90.79
2nd Resistance Point 90.27
1st Resistance Point 89.31
Last Price 88.34s
1st Support Level 87.83
2nd Support Level 87.31
3rd Support Level 86.35

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52-Week High 91.40
Last Price 88.34s
Fibonacci 61.8% 75.67
Fibonacci 50% 70.81
Fibonacci 38.2% 65.95
52-Week Low 50.22

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