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Wheat Mar '18 (ZWH18)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures posted sharp 11 to 17 1/2 cent losses in most contracts, with MPLS back months 4 to 9 1/2 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. Egypt set a tender due on Wednesday seeking wheat for April 5-15 delivery.Mar 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.89 3/4, down 14 1/2 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.60 3/4, down 15 3/4 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.55 1/2, down 17 1/2 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. (Settle 1:15pm) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,375/1,250
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
161,694 (+18,101)
158,571 (+5,177)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
144,911 (-6,439)
139,148 (+7,040)
Producers - Long / Short
55,448 (+12,529)
112,055 (-1,652)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
66,969 (-1,178)
7,239 (+79)
Managed Money - Long / Short
92,227 (-7,862)
114,667 (+6,037)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,684 (+1,423)
24,481 (+1,003)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
444-6 +11.47%
on 02/22/18
506-2 -2.07%
on 03/02/18
+40-0 (+8.78%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
413-2 +19.96%
on 01/16/18
506-2 -2.07%
on 03/02/18
+77-4 (+18.53%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
410-4 +20.77%
on 12/12/17
604-6 -18.02%
on 07/05/17
+2-2 (+0.46%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 503-7
1st Resistance Point 499-7
Last Price 495-6
1st Support Level 488-3
2nd Support Level 480-7

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52-Week High 604-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 530-4
Fibonacci 50% 507-5
Last Price 495-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 484-6
52-Week Low 410-4

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