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Soybean May '20 (ZSK20)

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Soybean Futures Market News and Commentary

Beans Continue Gains through Midday

So far soybeans are continuing the rally from Tuesday. Front month futures are 6 1/4 to 9 cents higher at midday with Nov the strongest. Meal futures are also trading in the black at midday with $1.90 to $2.10/ton gains. Soybean oil futures are up by 35 points in the front months. USDA’s mandatory reporting system showed private exporters sold 522,000 MT of beans to China (split 25/75 old and new crop delivery), and 351,000 MT of soybeans to unknown (split 20/80 old and new crop delivery). The weekly Export Sales report had 19/20 bean sales at 312,950 MT for the week ending July 9. That was on the low end of estimates, and down 68% wk/wk. The weekly data has unshipped sales at 7.967 MMT. With shipments at 38.34 MMT, accumulated commitments are at 1.701 bbu. That is 3.1% above the WASDE forecast, compared to last year when commitments were 5.2% above the WASDE. NMY bean sales added 767,596 MT to the accumulated 1.081 MMT. Also in the weekly report, 177,215 MT of soymeal was sold. Th... 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
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 7, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
386,915 (+5,067)
539,334 (+30,194)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
218,135 (+14,579)
67,626 (-13,059)
Producers - Long / Short
236,313 (+357)
507,997 (+29,697)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
135,647 (+4,952)
16,382 (+739)
Managed Money - Long / Short
125,810 (+13,366)
35,192 (-13,886)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
92,325 (+1,213)
32,434 (+827)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
808-2 +3.34%
on 04/21/20
857-0 -2.54%
on 05/11/20
-11-6 (-1.39%)
since 04/14/20
808-2 +3.34%
on 04/21/20
912-4 -8.47%
on 03/05/20
-68-0 (-7.53%)
since 02/14/20
808-2 +3.34%
on 04/21/20
978-0 -14.60%
on 10/22/19
-55-6 (-6.26%)
since 05/14/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 837-5
1st Resistance Point 836-3
Last Price 835-2s
1st Support Level 834-5
2nd Support Level 834-1

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52-Week High 978-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 913-1
Fibonacci 50% 893-1
Fibonacci 38.2% 873-1
Last Price 835-2s
52-Week Low 808-2

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