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Wheat Mar '24 (ZWH24)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Extends Higher on Tuesday

The wheat complex was mixed to round out Tuesday, with the winter wheat holding up on Tuesday. Chicago contracts saw gains of 3 ¾ to 8 ¾ cents at the close. Kansas City futures posted fractional to 5 ¾ cent higher trade on the session. MPLS spring wheat futures were mixed, with the front months fractionally to 1 ¼ lower and a couple 2025 contracts slightly higher.  

The USDA Crop Progress report from Monday winter wheat conditions at 49% gd/ex, down 1% from last week and taking the Brugler500 index 1 point lower to 333. Conditions for the HRW crop saw KS up 8 points, with CO down 14, OK 4 points lower and TX down 3. IL was down a sharp 16 points. The Southern Plains is expected to remain dry for the next week. 

IKAR cut their Russian wheat crop estimate by another 2.5 MMT from their projection last week to 83.5 MMT. Chinese customs data shows calendar year 2024 wheat imports of 6.24 MMT through the end of April. That is up 3.4% year/year. 

Jul 24 CBOT Wheat  closed... 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
$2,200/2,000
First Notice Date
02/29/24
Expiration Date
03/14/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Mar '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
141,475 (+6,282)
127,316 (+19,128)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
132,484 (+9,798)
137,899 (-2,572)
Producers - Long / Short
43,955 (+650)
98,425 (+19,271)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
75,060 (+4,810)
6,431 (-965)
Managed Money - Long / Short
85,692 (+6,391)
115,653 (-8,195)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
46,792 (+3,407)
22,246 (+5,623)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
519-4 unch
on 03/14/24
600-0 -13.42%
on 02/22/24
-66-0 (-11.27%)
since 02/14/24
3-Month
519-4 unch
on 03/14/24
639-6 -18.80%
on 12/26/23
-96-2 (-15.63%)
since 12/14/23
52-Week
519-4 unch
on 03/14/24
809-4 -35.82%
on 07/25/23
-224-4 (-30.17%)
since 03/14/23

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CORN : 20.48 (-0.44%)
SOYB : 25.72 (-0.19%)
WEAT : 6.43 (+0.78%)
ZSN24 : 1239-6 (+0.28%)
ZCN24 : 462-2 (+0.93%)
ZWN24 : 714-0 (+2.37%)
Soybeans Falling on Turnaround Tuesday

Soybeans are trading with losses of 6 to 15 cents, as the nearbys are the weakest on some bear spreading. Soymeal futures are showing losses of $3.90 to $4.10/ton. Soy Oil is posting losses of 47 to 52...

ZMN24 : 372.9 (+0.16%)
ZLN24 : 46.14 (+0.72%)
ZSN24 : 1239-6 (+0.28%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.7537 (-0.93%)
ZSQ24 : 1238-0 (+0.32%)
ZSX24 : 1217-4 (+0.37%)
ZSPX24US.CM : 11.5150 (-0.31%)
Wheat Holding Higher on Tuesday

The wheat complex is mixed, with the winter wheat holding up on Tuesday. Chicago contracts are up 1 to 4 ½ cents on the day. Kansas City futures are fractionally to 2 cents higher. MPLS spring wheat futures...

ZWN24 : 714-0 (+2.37%)
ZWU24 : 733-2 (+2.20%)
KEN24 : 717-6 (+2.32%)
KEU24 : 731-2 (+2.09%)
MWN24 : 751-0 (+1.66%)
Corn Back Lower on Tuesday

Corn futures are trading with 3 to 5 cent losses so far on the Tuesday session, with USDA confirming planning pace picking back up. Rains over the next couple days are limited to the WCB, with the ECB...

ZCN24 : 462-2 (+0.93%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.3446 (-0.52%)
ZCU24 : 472-2 (+0.80%)
ZCZ24 : 486-0 (+0.78%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.5235 (-0.45%)
My Annual Public Service Announcement regarding NASS' Weekly Reports

I know there are new readers to this site every year. Given that, I feel compelled to post my annual Public Service Announcement regarding NASS' weekly numbers.

ICY00 : 435.51s (-0.41%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 519-4
2nd Resistance Point 519-4
1st Resistance Point 519-4
Last Price 519-4s
1st Support Level 519-4
2nd Support Level 519-4
3rd Support Level 519-4

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52-Week High 809-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 698-6
Fibonacci 50% 664-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 630-2
Last Price 519-4s
52-Week Low 519-4

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