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Wheat Jul '21 (ZWN21)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Friday Wheat Drops into Close

Wheat futures ended the session in the red. CBT SRW futures were 4 1/4 to 8 1/4 cents in the red. KC HRW futures closed the session 4 1/2 cents in the red, with Sept ending the week 12 cents below the start. MGE spring wheat prices were 19 to 20 1/2 cents lower. Sept HRS closed 5% below the Monday open and 61 cents off the LOC high printed Monday. 

The weekly Commitment of Traders report had CBT spec traders at 3,770 contracts net short as of 7/20. That was a 84% reduction to their net short seen by short covering. In KC wheat, the CFTC reported funds were 27,745 contracts net long. That was a 6,078 contract stronger net long seen by a week of spec trader short covering. CoT data for spring wheat showed new spec sellers reducing the groups net long by 122 contracts to 8,860. 

USDA reported that the spring wheat area in a drought has increased to 99%. The 7-day QPF from NOAA shows complete dryness for the PNW. The Dakotas are expected to get less than an inch over the com... 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
$2,530/2,300
First Notice Date
06/30/21
Expiration Date
07/14/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Jul '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 20, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
131,161 (-10,474)
143,461 (+7,533)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
109,319 (+2,486)
82,550 (-15,163)
Producers - Long / Short
30,108 (-6,618)
98,654 (+2,197)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
92,269 (-5,458)
36,023 (+3,734)
Managed Money - Long / Short
68,461 (+5,342)
74,020 (-15,364)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
40,858 (-2,856)
8,530 (+201)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
604-4 +6.70%
on 07/12/21
683-0 -5.56%
on 07/01/21
-29-4 (-4.37%)
since 06/14/21
3-Month
604-4 +6.70%
on 07/12/21
769-4 -16.18%
on 04/27/21
-5-2 (-0.81%)
since 04/14/21
52-Week
514-0 +25.49%
on 08/12/20
769-4 -16.18%
on 04/27/21
+106-6 (+19.83%)
since 07/14/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 645-0
2nd Resistance Point 645-0
1st Resistance Point 645-0
Last Price 645-0s
1st Support Level 645-0
2nd Support Level 645-0
3rd Support Level 645-0

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52-Week High 769-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 671-7
Last Price 645-0s
Fibonacci 50% 641-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 611-5
52-Week Low 514-0

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