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Soybean Meal May '18 (ZMK18)

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Soybean Meal Futures Market News and Commentary

Beans Higher after Independence Day

Soybean futures came back down from double digit gains, but still closed 6 to 9 1/2 cents higher in the front months. Soymeal futures also closed off the highs, but gained $1.60 to $1.90/ton on the first trading day of the week. Bean oil futures were up by 45 to 46 points at the close. Private exporters reported 264,000 MT of new crop bean sales to China this morning. New crop soybeans were 31% blooming on July 6, that was 17% more wk/wk and 7% above average. Also in the report, 2% of the bean crop was setting pods, compared to the average of 4% for this date. Soybean conditions were a 379 on the Brugler500 index, up 1 from last week. KY, OH, and MI conditions were down the most on the week. USDA’s Export Inspections report showed soybean shipments were 19.17 mbu on the week ending July 2. That was 31.5% below the same week last year. The weekly data suggest that bean shipments are at least 1.37 bbu through July 2, and no longer exceeding last year’s pace. From the holiday delayed C... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Soybean Meal
Contract Size
100 tons (2,000 pounds per ton)
Tick Size
10 cents per ton ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
05/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 23, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
252,899 (+521)
271,348 (-175)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
83,015 (+490)
86,185 (-895)
Producers - Long / Short
151,541 (-231)
237,211 (-1,060)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
85,149 (+1,126)
17,928 (+1,259)
Managed Money - Long / Short
35,740 (+328)
80,944 (-2,312)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
47,275 (+162)
5,241 (+1,417)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
369.5 +5.49%
on 04/24/18
404.9 -3.73%
on 05/02/18
+7.0 (+1.83%)
since 04/13/18
358.0 +8.88%
on 03/20/18
404.9 -3.73%
on 05/02/18
+14.3 (+3.81%)
since 02/15/18
299.6 +30.11%
on 06/23/17
404.9 -3.73%
on 05/02/18
+74.8 (+23.75%)
since 05/15/17

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Beans Higher after Independence Day

Soybean futures came back down from double digit gains, but still closed 6 to 9 1/2 cents higher in the front months. Soymeal futures also closed off the highs, but gained $1.60 to $1.90/ton on the first...

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Beans up Double Digits

After the 3 day holiday weekend, soybean trading starts the new week with gains of 7 to 12 cents. Soymeal futures are up by $2 to $2.50/ton. Midday bean oil futures are 51 to 54 points higher so far. Private...

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 391.3
1st Resistance Point 390.6
Last Price 389.8s
1st Support Level 388.3
2nd Support Level 386.7

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52-Week High 404.9
Last Price 389.8s
Fibonacci 61.8% 364.7
Fibonacci 50% 352.3
Fibonacci 38.2% 339.8
52-Week Low 299.6

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