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Soybean Oil Dec '18 (ZLZ18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soy Market Lower across the Board

Soybeans were down on Thursday, with losses at the close as high as 5 cents in the front months. Soymeal futures were also lower, with a minus 10 cent/ton move. March soybean oil closed with a daily loss of 22 points. Estimates ahead of Friday’s Export Sales report have soybeans 600k to 1.2 MMT for the week ending 02/13. Soymeal bookings are expected to be between 200-400k MT, and traders anticipate tomorrow’s report to show 15-45k MT of soybean oil sales. US soybean planted acreage for 2020 is expected 85 million acres according to the USDA Ag Outlook Forum data released on Thursday morning. Brazilian farmers are enjoying the highest prices in more than 3 years in local currency terms, while harvesting a record large crop. This is unlikely to continue and is partly a mirage as the buying power of the Real declines. The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange Weekly Ag Report maintained the Argentina soybean estimate of 53.1 MMT, stating dryness around Santa Fe and Buenos Aires and excess moist... 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
$676/615
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 11, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
233,082 (+4,407)
312,842 (-3,233)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
112,043 (-6,787)
40,518 (+4,990)
Producers - Long / Short
104,241 (+8,320)
282,377 (-1,678)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
110,690 (-2,602)
12,314 (-244)
Managed Money - Long / Short
80,392 (-8,759)
27,968 (+6,607)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,651 (+1,972)
12,550 (-1,617)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
28.90 -1.76%
on 12/12/18
+0.82 (+2.97%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
30.01 -5.40%
on 10/04/18
+0.63 (+2.27%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
34.16 -16.89%
on 01/05/18
-4.97 (-14.90%)
since 12/14/17

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The Barchart Opinion rating is a Hold. Short term, the outlook is Falling.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 28.39
1st Resistance Point 28.39
Last Price 28.39s
1st Support Level 28.39
2nd Support Level 28.39

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52-Week High 34.16
Fibonacci 61.8% 31.41
Fibonacci 50% 30.56
Fibonacci 38.2% 29.70
Last Price 28.39s
52-Week Low 26.95

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