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Soybean Oil Dec '17 (ZLZ17)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures are currently 2 cents per bushel lower after settling with 12 to 13 cent losses in the front months on Thursday. Preliminary open interest dropped only 621 contracts, indicating rotation of ownership was the primary activity rather than long liquidation. March soy meal was down $4.10/ton, with soy oil 16 points lower. Soybeans showed some “buy the rumor, sell the fact” action following USDA confirmation of 1.13 MMT of export sales to China. The weekly Export Sales report (through December 6) indicated 792,269 MT of 18/19 soybeans were sold, within the range of pre-report estimates. That was down 11.1% from the week prior and 42.7% smaller than the same week in 2017. Shipments of soybeans totaled 1.147 MMT, 3.7% behind this week a year ago. Soybean meal sales totaled just 50,539 MT (a marketing year low), with soy oil at 5,928 MT.--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
11/30/17
Expiration Date
12/14/17 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Oil Dec '17
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
245,739 (-18,243)
232,577 (+5,513)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
106,549 (+9,784)
125,703 (-15,243)
Producers - Long / Short
138,745 (-22,960)
210,603 (+1,946)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
87,970 (+211)
2,950 (-939)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,990 (+7,237)
117,939 (-13,378)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
48,559 (+2,547)
7,764 (-1,865)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
32.81 +0.64%
on 12/07/17
34.85 -5.25%
on 11/16/17
-0.99 (-2.91%)
since 11/14/17
3-Month
32.30 +2.23%
on 10/02/17
35.44 -6.83%
on 11/09/17
-2.06 (-5.87%)
since 09/14/17
52-Week
31.53 +4.73%
on 06/05/17
37.12 -11.05%
on 12/15/16
-3.79 (-10.30%)
since 12/14/16

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Strongest 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 33.09
1st Resistance Point 33.05
Last Price 33.02s
1st Support Level 32.95
2nd Support Level 32.89

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52-Week High 37.12
Fibonacci 61.8% 34.98
Fibonacci 50% 34.33
Fibonacci 38.2% 33.67
Last Price 33.02s
52-Week Low 31.53

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