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Soybean Meal Dec '21 (ZMZ21)

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Soybean Meal Futures Market News and Commentary

Beans Slide 20 on Thursday

At the close, soy futures were down 19 to 21 1/2 cents. The November to November spread was 1 1/2 cents firmer to now a 5 3/4 cent carry. cmdtyView data shows the ECB’s bean basis at 42 3/4 cents under Nov, compared to -39 cents at the start of the week, -47 at the start of the month, and -33 cents last year. WCB was seen at 44 cents under Nov. That is down for the week, but 3 cents firmer since the start of October. Last season’s 10/20 bean basis in the WCB was 63 1/2 cents under. 

Soymeal futures closed the day with losses of $3.70 to $4.40/ton. BO futures were down the sharpest giving back 2.79% to 3.3%, as a 212 point draw down in Dec left prices at 62.58 cents. Malaysian Palm Prices fell back more than 200 ringgits after setting new all time highs, and closed red at 5,209 ringgits. 

USDA reported soybean export sales at 2.88 MMT for the week that ended 10/14. That was above the range of estimates going in, a new MY high, and included 1.515 MMT of previously announce... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
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
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$100
Margin/Maintenance
$2,200/2,000
First Notice Date
11/30/21 (40 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (54 days)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Meal Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
207,667 (+11,640)
225,723 (+7,543)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
83,287 (+2,833)
85,874 (+7,882)
Producers - Long / Short
112,007 (+6,202)
213,784 (+3,319)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
85,222 (+963)
1,501 (-251)
Managed Money - Long / Short
39,567 (-613)
79,760 (+7,691)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
43,720 (+3,446)
6,114 (+191)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
309.3 +4.85%
on 10/13/21
343.9 -5.70%
on 09/27/21
-17.5 (-5.12%)
since 09/22/21
3-Month
309.3 +4.85%
on 10/13/21
368.0 -11.88%
on 07/23/21
-41.7 (-11.39%)
since 07/22/21
52-Week
309.3 +4.85%
on 10/13/21
428.5 -24.32%
on 05/12/21
-4.5 (-1.37%)
since 10/22/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 335.7
2nd Resistance Point 332.5
1st Resistance Point 328.2
Last Price 324.4
1st Support Level 320.7
2nd Support Level 317.5
3rd Support Level 313.2

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52-Week High 428.5
Fibonacci 61.8% 383.0
Fibonacci 50% 368.9
Fibonacci 38.2% 354.8
Last Price 324.4
52-Week Low 309.3

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