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Wheat Dec '19 (ZWZ19)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Closes with Losses on Friday

March wheat options expired on Friday. Chicago SRW futures closed 9 cents lower on Friday, but that didn’t erase the week’s gains as CBT wheat finished 8 1/4 cents higher wk/wk. Kansas City wheat was 5 1/4 cents lower at but gained 2 3/4 cents wk/wk. March HRS futures were 3 1/2 cents lower, which erased most of the week’s progress as futures were 1/2 a cent/bu lower wk/wk. The USDA listed 2020/21 wheat production of 1.836 bbu at their annual Ag Outlook Forum, the lowest level since 06/07 MY. USDA’s estimate for 20/21 ending stocks of 777 mbu, would be the lowest carryout since the 14/15 MY. The CoT report Friday afternoon showed that Chicago wheat spec traders expanded their net long 40.87% wk/wk to 64,715 contracts. Managed money was net long 14,312 HRW contracts as of 02/18. Spring wheat spec traders expanded their net short to an 8-week high 11,891 contracts. USDA’s Export Sales report from the week ending 02/13 indicated 346,290 MT of old crop wheat sales. Wheat shipments from... 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
$1,375/1,250
First Notice Date
11/29/19
Expiration Date
12/13/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Dec '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 18, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
130,090 (-6,147)
172,044 (+15,313)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
167,767 (+9,870)
105,564 (-11,094)
Producers - Long / Short
26,994 (-5,091)
141,209 (+11,268)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,894 (-2,766)
16,633 (+2,335)
Managed Money - Long / Short
142,705 (+10,267)
83,443 (-9,513)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,062 (-397)
22,121 (-1,581)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
498-4 +8.17%
on 11/18/19
550-4 -2.04%
on 11/29/19
+30-2 (+5.94%)
since 11/13/19
3-Month
476-2 +13.23%
on 09/25/19
550-4 -2.04%
on 11/29/19
+55-6 (+11.53%)
since 09/13/19
52-Week
442-2 +21.93%
on 05/13/19
567-0 -4.89%
on 12/18/18
-26-4 (-4.68%)
since 12/13/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 539-2
1st Resistance Point 539-2
Last Price 539-2s
1st Support Level 539-2
2nd Support Level 539-2

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52-Week High 567-0
Last Price 539-2s
Fibonacci 61.8% 519-3
Fibonacci 50% 504-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 489-7
52-Week Low 442-2

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