Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary
The front month wheat futures ended the day firmer following Thursday’s drop. Chicago prices were up 3 ¾ to 5 cents into the weekend, as Dec ended a net 24 ¾ cents lower wk/wk. KC wheats settled fractionally to 2 ½ cents in the black, ending the week 35 ¼ cents lower to a new low for the move in Dec HRW. Spring wheat futures firmed up 3 to 5 ¾ cents on the last trade day of the week. That left Dec HRS contracts 18 ½ cents lower for the week’s move.
CoT data had managed money traders 96,805 contracts net short in Chicago wheat as of 9/19. That was a 12k contract stronger net short fueled by net new selling for the week. KC spec traders were 818 contracts less net short after light net new buying. The group was shown 12,330 contracts net short as of 9/19. CFTC reported managed money with a 15,177 contract net short in Minneapolis futures. That was a 1,816 contract stronger net short for the week via net new selling.
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