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Soybean May '20 (ZSK20)

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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Soy Mixed at Fridays Close

Soybeans go into the weekend mixed as the front months May and July were higher, while the nearby Aug and Sept contracts were UNCH and lower. May beans were 19 cents higher Friday to Friday. Soybean meal futures closed the week $2.10/ ton lower, but posted a Friday gain of 20 cents/ton for May contracts. May bean oil futures closed with a 35 point gain, which added to the 121 point gain wk/wk. Private exporters reported a large export sale of 163,290 MT of soybeans to Mexico with a 19/20 MY delivery. In the weekly update from the CFTC, soybean spec traders were 2,444 contracts net short on 03/24. That is less short by 28,202 contracts wk/wk, from short covering. Soybean meal spec trading also saw short covering and was 22,999 contracts more net long. Managed money soybean oil traders flipped to net short on Tuesday, their net long lasted 27 weeks. Brazil has shipped 7.18 MMT this month so far. The Foreign Trade Department forecasts the month total at 9.5 MMT which would be a 12% inc... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
04/30/20 (31 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (45 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
411,597 (-7,012)
475,099 (+23,909)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
146,201 (-3,964)
85,854 (-30,695)
Producers - Long / Short
262,187 (-6,742)
428,289 (+21,171)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
112,668 (-477)
10,068 (+2,531)
Managed Money - Long / Short
64,547 (-3,675)
69,262 (-32,076)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
81,654 (-289)
16,592 (+1,381)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
821-0 +8.40%
on 03/16/20
912-4 -2.47%
on 03/05/20
-2-6 (-0.31%)
since 02/28/20
821-0 +8.40%
on 03/16/20
973-4 -8.58%
on 01/02/20
-65-2 (-6.83%)
since 12/27/19
821-0 +8.40%
on 03/16/20
978-0 -9.00%
on 10/22/19
-48-2 (-5.14%)
since 03/29/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 895-3
1st Resistance Point 888-3
Last Price 890-0
1st Support Level 874-7
2nd Support Level 868-3

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52-Week High 978-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 918-0
Fibonacci 50% 899-4
Last Price 890-0
Fibonacci 38.2% 881-0
52-Week Low 821-0

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