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Wheat Mar '20 (ZWH20)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wednesday Wheat Closes Mixed

Wheat futures finished Wednesday’s session mixed. Chicago was higher on the day gaining 2 to 3 1/2 cents in nearby contracts. Kansas city wheat futures were also higher at the closing bell, with gains of 1/4 to 1 1/4 cents for nearby contracts. MPLS HRS wheat on the other hand did finish lower, down bu as much as 3 cents for the front months. Traders are expecting wheat to show 200-500,000 MT of export sales for the week ending 11/14. Last week was 238,620 MT and last year saw 330,394 MT. Australia (ABARE) is estimating wheat production to be a 10-year low at 16.7 MMT, citing drought conditions as the culprit. Jordan purchased 60,000 MT of hard wheat with an optional origin.

DEC 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.15 1/2, up 3 1/2 cents,

DEC 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.26, up 1/4 cent,

DEC 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.01 1/4, down 2 cents

--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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 (100 days)
Expiration Date
03/13/20 (114 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
143,328 (+2,706)
140,634 (+1,074)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
103,304 (+4,559)
91,925 (+4,298)
Producers - Long / Short
44,057 (+6,214)
101,977 (+3,601)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
72,544 (+153)
11,930 (+1,134)
Managed Money - Long / Short
75,754 (+4,694)
72,034 (+3,307)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,550 (-135)
19,891 (+991)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
501-6 +3.39%
on 11/18/19
539-2 -3.80%
on 10/21/19
-18-2 (-3.40%)
since 10/18/19
3-Month
457-6 +13.33%
on 09/03/19
539-2 -3.80%
on 10/21/19
+44-4 (+9.38%)
since 08/20/19
52-Week
457-6 +13.33%
on 09/03/19
575-2 -9.82%
on 12/18/18
-42-2 (-7.53%)
since 11/20/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 523-7
1st Resistance Point 521-3
Last Price 518-6s
1st Support Level 513-7
2nd Support Level 508-7

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52-Week High 575-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 530-3
Last Price 518-6s
Fibonacci 50% 516-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 502-5
52-Week Low 457-6

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