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Wheat Dec '18 (ZWZ18)

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cmdty Insider - Wheat Market Commentary


Wheat futures posted 2 to 4 cent losses in most winter wheat contracts on Wednesday, with most MPLS contracts 1 to 2 1/4 cents higher. With the Holiday on Thursday, USDA will release the weekly Export Sales report at 7:30 a.m. CST on Friday morning. The markets are closed on Thursday, with a shortened Friday session. Analysts expect to see 300,000-600,000 MT in all wheat sales for export during the week that ended on 11/15. China sold 515,663 MT of wheat from state reserves on Wednesday, just 17.3% of the amount offered. Egypt’s GASC is seeking wheat for Jan 10-20 delivery and the tender to close on Thursday.Dec 18 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.98 3/4, down 2 cents,Dec 18 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.69, down 4 cents,Dec 18 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.72, up 2 1/4 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. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,375/1,250
First Notice Date
11/30/18 (8 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (22 days)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Dec '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 13, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
167,515 (-39,271)
179,078 (-29,972)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
158,298 (-1,052)
136,917 (-12,574)
Producers - Long / Short
51,874 (-14,719)
141,242 (-5,658)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
85,701 (-912)
7,896 (-674)
Managed Money - Long / Short
79,385 (+83)
107,910 (-13,357)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
78,913 (-1,135)
29,007 (+783)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
485-4 +2.73%
on 10/25/18
520-6 -4.22%
on 11/13/18
-16-0 (-3.11%)
since 10/19/18
3-Month
485-4 +2.73%
on 10/25/18
554-4 -10.05%
on 08/23/18
-49-0 (-8.95%)
since 08/21/18
52-Week
468-2 +6.51%
on 12/12/17
613-0 -18.64%
on 08/02/18
+0-2 (+0.05%)
since 11/21/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 506-6
1st Resistance Point 502-6
Last Price 498-6s
1st Support Level 496-2
2nd Support Level 493-6

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52-Week High 613-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 557-6
Fibonacci 50% 540-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 523-4
Last Price 498-6s
52-Week Low 468-2

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