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Wheat Mar '20 (ZWH20)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Higher on Friday

Wheat closes the week with Friday gains, and MPLS spring wheat led the way. MGE HRS futures were 8 1/2 to 9 3/4 cents higher at the close, which was enough to erase the week’s early losses. Chicago SRW futures, gained 6 cents on the weekly chart after pulling off a 5 1/4 cent rally on Friday. As for KC HRW futures, prices were up 9 1/4 to 9 1/2 on Friday, but the March contract still posted a weekly loss of minus 1/4 cent. The managed money Chicago wheat position was 29,787 contracts net long in the CoT report. That was a 28 week high for managed money’s net position in the Chicago wheat market. As for KC wheat spec traders, the CFTC’s report showed a net position of 7,935 contacts long, which was a 5,119 contract increase over last week, and was the third consecutive week managed money was net long. Spring wheat specs were still net short, but they reduced their position by 794 contracts to 3,515 contracts. Of the weekly export sales from the week ending 01/09, MPLS HRS wheat was m... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Chicago Soft Red Winter Wheat
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
$1,375/1,250
First Notice Date
02/28/20 (41 days)
Expiration Date
03/13/20 (55 days)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 14, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
136,922 (+3,326)
159,403 (+7,100)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
146,061 (+10,308)
107,856 (+6,429)
Producers - Long / Short
34,235 (-279)
121,428 (-983)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
79,499 (-1,891)
14,787 (+2,587)
Managed Money - Long / Short
116,693 (+8,782)
89,836 (+4,186)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,368 (+1,526)
18,020 (+2,243)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
538-4 +5.94%
on 12/24/19
578-6 -1.43%
on 01/15/20
+14-2 (+2.56%)
since 12/17/19
3-Month
501-6 +13.70%
on 11/18/19
578-6 -1.43%
on 01/15/20
+40-2 (+7.59%)
since 10/17/19
52-Week
457-6 +24.63%
on 09/03/19
578-6 -1.43%
on 01/15/20
+11-4 (+2.06%)
since 01/17/19

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Average 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 577-3
1st Resistance Point 573-7
Last Price 570-4s
1st Support Level 565-5
2nd Support Level 560-7

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52-Week High 578-6
Last Price 570-4s
Fibonacci 61.8% 532-4
Fibonacci 50% 518-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 504-0
52-Week Low 457-6

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