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Wheat Dec '18 (ZWZ18)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are mostly 2 to 4 cents lower this morning on Turnaround Tuesday selling after an up day. They closed Monday with 1 to 5 1/4 cent gains in most contracts, helped by decent export data. All wheat export inspections for the week that ended on Thursday December 13 were reported at 682,162 MT by USDA. That was 51.9% above the week prior and 9.1% larger than the same week a year ago. Wheat exports during the 18/19 MY have totaled 11.713 MMT (430.36 mbu) through 12/13, which is now 14.86% below the same week a in 2017. USDA will release the second round of MFP payments and left the second round at 14 cents/bu.--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
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
154,332 (-6,565)
142,683 (-5,402)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
137,470 (+1,243)
135,810 (-2,509)
Producers - Long / Short
51,502 (-7,641)
119,918 (-7,285)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
85,603 (-926)
5,538 (-119)
Managed Money - Long / Short
88,293 (+1,805)
110,748 (-2,765)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
49,177 (-562)
25,062 (+256)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
492-0 +7.27%
on 11/29/18
527-6 unch
on 12/14/18
+24-6 (+4.92%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
485-4 +8.70%
on 10/25/18
531-2 -0.66%
on 09/24/18
+16-2 (+3.18%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
471-6 +11.87%
on 12/15/17
613-0 -13.91%
on 08/02/18
+52-2 (+10.99%)
since 12/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Average. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 527-6
1st Resistance Point 527-6
Last Price 527-6s
1st Support Level 527-6
2nd Support Level 527-6

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52-Week High 613-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 559-0
Fibonacci 50% 542-3
Last Price 527-6s
Fibonacci 38.2% 525-6
52-Week Low 471-6

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