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Wheat May '18 (ZWK18)

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Commodity Profile

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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)
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
05/14/18 (expired)

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 14, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
158,304 (-13,968)
234,579 (-14,870)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
188,048 (+2,899)
105,237 (+6,616)
Producers - Long / Short
37,078 (-5,365)
198,662 (-5,708)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
91,326 (+327)
6,017 (-232)
Managed Money - Long / Short
130,761 (+2,438)
65,535 (+3,563)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
57,287 (+461)
39,702 (+3,053)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
455-4 +5.49%
on 04/24/18
540-4 -11.10%
on 05/03/18
+8-0 (+1.69%)
since 04/13/18
441-4 +8.83%
on 03/29/18
540-4 -11.10%
on 05/03/18
+5-2 (+1.10%)
since 02/15/18
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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Agricharts Market Commentary

Fri Aug 17, 4:21PM CDT
Wheat futures posted 15 to 18 1/4 cent gains in the nearby winter wheat contracts on Friday, with MPLS 10 to 12 1/4 cents higher. A weaker US dollar index, down 532 points on the day, provided support. Later in the day on Friday, Mexico’s Economic minister stated that he expects a US/Mexico bilateral deal may be complete by next week. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report showed money managers in Chicago wheat futures and options at a net long position of 66,948 contracts. That was an increase of 2,361 contracts from the week prior and the largest reported net long position since September 2012. They also held a net long position of 62,652 contracts in KC wheat futures and options as of Tuesday. The Russian Ag ministry released a statement that they are not considering limiting exports despite rising domestic prices and expect them to total 35 MMT this MY.Sep 18 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.60 1/2, up 18 1/4 cents,Sep 18 KCBT Wheat closed at $5.65, up 17 1/2 cents,Sep 18 MGEX Wheat closed at $6.08 1/2, up 12 1/4 cents

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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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