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Wheat Dec '18 (ZWZ18)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Mixed Ahead of Weekend

Wheat futures are mixed at Friday’s midday. Winter wheat gained on the week, Chicago finished with a 24.3 cent gain and KC improved 13 cents over last week. MPLS finished Friday down by 7 1/2 cents, pushing it to 5.8 cents lower on the week. The export sales report indicated 395,122 MT of sales for the week ending 10/10; traders anticipated 250,000-500,000 MT. Chicago HRW net sales increased 8.17% over last week, and were 440.32% higher than the same week a year ago. HRW had a 41.6% share of the export sales, while Minneapolis HRS held a 36.9% share. The USDA reported 34,787 MT of SRW net export sales for the week ending 10/10, which was 8.8% of all wheat. All wheat accumulated exports are up to 9.437 MMT for the MY 26.88% ahead of last year’s pace and already 38.95% of the 2018/19 MY total. DEC 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.32 1/4, up 6 3/4 cents, DEC 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.33 3/4, up 2 1/2 cents, DEC 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.44 1/2, down 7 1/2 cents --provided by... 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
$1,595/1,450
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 Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
129,773 (+5,502)
120,862 (+12,617)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
105,067 (+3,001)
100,019 (-5,446)
Producers - Long / Short
36,328 (-915)
82,706 (+2,208)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
63,887 (-1,982)
8,598 (+2,010)
Managed Money - Long / Short
76,361 (+636)
80,023 (-9,148)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,706 (+2,365)
19,996 (+3,702)
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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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