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Wheat Dec '20 (ZWZ20)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Gains on Friday Trading

Front month wheat futures were higher on Friday. CBT wheat closed the last trading day of the week with 4 3/4 to 10 cent gains. KC HRW gained 7 to 9 1/2 cents. The winter wheats were up 1.2 and 2% on the week respectively. MGE HRS futures closed the Friday session up 2 1/2 4 1/4 cents. December HRS futures gained 17 3/4 cents from Friday to Friday. CFTC’s weekly data release showed CBT wheat spec traders were 11,138 contracts more net long on 10/20 to 49,728. Managed money’s OI was up 12,818 contracts. Managed money’s HRW OI decreased by 4,335 contracts as the net long strengthened to 38,146 contracts. For spring wheat futures, managed money’s longest lasting reported net short has ceased. Spec traders flipped to 4,492 contracts net long as of the Tuesday data from CFTC. South Korea purchased 65,000 MT of U.S. feed wheat. Taiwan purchased 88,635 MT of U.S. wheat in an international tender. Egypt’s GASC purchased 165k MT of Russian wheat.

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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. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
11/30/20 (37 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/20 (51 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 20, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
156,543 (+11,140)
185,290 (+14,955)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
149,043 (+13,140)
102,506 (+9,401)
Producers - Long / Short
35,830 (+7,543)
148,809 (+11,805)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
105,426 (+3,074)
21,194 (+2,627)
Managed Money - Long / Short
111,529 (+12,847)
59,681 (+1,220)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
37,514 (+293)
42,825 (+8,181)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
537-6 +17.67%
on 09/28/20
638-2 -0.86%
on 10/20/20
+83-6 (+15.26%)
since 09/23/20
497-0 +27.31%
on 08/12/20
638-2 -0.86%
on 10/20/20
+98-0 (+18.33%)
since 07/23/20
479-4 +31.96%
on 06/26/20
638-2 -0.86%
on 10/20/20
+80-4 (+14.58%)
since 10/23/19

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 645-2
1st Resistance Point 639-0
Last Price 632-6s
1st Support Level 623-0
2nd Support Level 613-2

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52-Week High 638-2
Last Price 632-6s
Fibonacci 61.8% 577-5
Fibonacci 50% 558-7
Fibonacci 38.2% 540-1
52-Week Low 479-4

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