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Wheat May '19 (ZWK19)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are trading sharply lower at midday, with most contracts 12 to 17 cents lower. All wheat shipments in the week that ended on February 14 were reported at 357,131 MT by the USDA this morning. That was down 36.54% from the week prior and 15.82% lower than the same week in 2018. ABARES pegged the 18/19 Australian wheat crop at 17.3 MMT on Monday, down 3.94 MMT from the year prior. Reuters data shows wheat FOB prices at Russian ports down $6/ton last week, with US still $29/ton lower.Mar 19 CBOT Wheat is at $4.90 3/4, down 13 1/2 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat is at $4.63 3/4, down 12 3/4 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat is at $5.56, down 17 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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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. (Settle 1:15pm) (Sun-Fri) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
04/30/19 (70 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/19 (84 days)

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Wheat May '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 22, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
143,593 (-2,463)
153,394 (+1,360)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
151,350 (+1,720)
132,108 (-475)
Producers - Long / Short
42,919 (-4,559)
113,707 (-2,905)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
68,147 (-1,520)
7,160 (+649)
Managed Money - Long / Short
100,089 (+4,470)
108,630 (-2,697)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,261 (-2,750)
23,478 (+2,222)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
491-0 +0.25%
on 02/19/19
534-6 -7.95%
on 01/24/19
-31-2 (-5.97%)
since 01/18/19
491-0 +0.25%
on 02/19/19
544-2 -9.55%
on 12/13/18
-21-2 (-4.14%)
since 11/19/18
491-0 +0.25%
on 02/19/19
630-2 -21.90%
on 08/02/18
-50-6 (-9.35%)
since 02/16/18

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

Longer term, the trend strength is in the Top 1%. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 514-6
1st Resistance Point 503-4
Last Price 492-2s
1st Support Level 486-0
2nd Support Level 479-6

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52-Week High 630-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 577-0
Fibonacci 50% 560-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 544-2
Last Price 492-2s
52-Week Low 491-0

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