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Wheat May '18 (ZWK18)

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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
04/30/18
Expiration Date
05/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat May '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May 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
455-4 +5.49%
on 04/24/18
540-4 -11.10%
on 05/03/18
+8-0 (+1.69%)
since 04/13/18
3-Month
441-4 +8.83%
on 03/29/18
540-4 -11.10%
on 05/03/18
+5-2 (+1.10%)
since 02/15/18
52-Week
423-6 +13.39%
on 12/12/17
609-6 -21.20%
on 07/05/17
-8-4 (-1.74%)
since 05/15/17

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The Barchart Opinion rating is a Hold. Short term, the outlook is Falling.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 481-3
1st Resistance Point 480-7
Last Price 480-4s
1st Support Level 479-5
2nd Support Level 478-7

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52-Week High 609-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 538-6
Fibonacci 50% 516-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 494-6
Last Price 480-4s
52-Week Low 423-6

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