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Soybean Jan '20 (ZSF20)

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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Bounced for Close but Stay Red

After sharp 20+ cent losses to start Friday, soybeans bounced back to end the day down 11 1/4 to 13 3/4 cents. Soymeal futures also came back but stayed with $2 to $2.80/ton losses at the bell. Soybean oil futures ended the session with 150 to 185 point losses. Indications of a new COVID variant spreading in South Africa caused concern about another economic slowdown and thus less biofuel demand. USDA saw the average spot price for B100 biodiesel at $5.37/gallon during the week that ended 11/26, that compares to $5.49/gallon last week. 

Weekly Export Sales data showed 1.564 MMT of soybeans were sold. That was on the high range of pre-report estimates, and was a 3-week high. Soybean exports during the week that ended 11/18 were 2.523 MMT, which was down 4% wk/wk and 7% yr/yr. Accumulated soybean exports were 18.8 MMT through 11/18, with 17.4 MMT of unshipped sales on the books. New crop sales sit at 18k MT. 

USDA data showed 136,866 MT of soymeal was booked during the wee... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Soybean
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 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
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
12/31/19
Expiration Date
01/14/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Jan '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 16, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
391,217 (+11,299)
396,144 (+25,311)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
132,364 (+8,460)
85,447 (-10,873)
Producers - Long / Short
237,685 (+11,010)
384,021 (+23,998)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
146,773 (-449)
5,364 (+575)
Managed Money - Long / Short
87,129 (+8,068)
57,590 (-12,249)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
45,235 (+392)
27,857 (+1,376)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
912-4 +1.75%
on 12/16/19
949-0 -2.16%
on 01/02/20
+21-0 (+2.31%)
since 12/13/19
3-Month
867-4 +7.03%
on 12/02/19
959-0 -3.18%
on 10/22/19
-20-0 (-2.11%)
since 10/15/19
52-Week
829-4 +11.93%
on 05/13/19
978-2 -5.09%
on 02/01/19
-20-6 (-2.19%)
since 01/15/19

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MWZ21 : 1039-4s (+0.27%)
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ZSPX21US.CM : 12.1660 (-1.11%)
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Wheat Traders Expect Sluggish US Export Sales Number

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MWZ21 : 1039-4s (+0.27%)

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 936-7
1st Resistance Point 932-5
Last Price 928-4s
1st Support Level 926-3
2nd Support Level 924-3
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 978-2
Last Price 928-4s
Fibonacci 61.8% 921-3
Fibonacci 50% 903-7
Fibonacci 38.2% 886-3
52-Week Low 829-4

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