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Hard Red Wheat Dec '21 (KEZ21)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheats Rally Into Weekend

At the bell for Friday, front month wheat futures had faded from their double digit gains, but were still in the black. Chicago SRW prices closed 8 to 9 3/4 cents higher, which for Dec ended UNCH with last Friday’s close. KC HRW futures closed 11 1/2 to 12 3/4 cents in the black. Spring wheat prices were up by 6 1/4 to 9 1/4 cents on the day, completing the week with a 22 1/4 cent gain and a new LOC high of $9.80/bu.  

USDA’s Export Sales report showed 567,598 MT of wheat was booked during the week ending 10/7. That was above the pre-report expectations, up 7% from the same week last year, and the second largest sale of the season. The Philippines and Mexico were the week’s top buyers, each with over 100k MT booked. USDA reported 458,882 MT were shipped, which was down 10% from the same week last year. Accumulated wheat commitments sit 20% behind last year’s pace at 440 mbu, with 301.7 mbu of that already shipped.  

Japan’s Ministry of Ag booked 119,512 MT of wheat from... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
KC Hard 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
KCBT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$2,337/2,125
First Notice Date
11/30/21 (45 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (59 days)

Seasonal Chart

Hard Red Wheat Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
79,111 (+2,955)
124,094 (+1,404)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
91,163 (-763)
46,861 (+627)
Producers - Long / Short
33,050 (+2,625)
110,814 (+81)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
42,375 (-254)
9,594 (+739)
Managed Money - Long / Short
76,854 (-614)
29,345 (+1,094)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
14,309 (-149)
17,516 (-467)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
686-2 +8.38%
on 09/21/21
764-2 -2.68%
on 10/04/21
+27-6 (+3.88%)
since 09/15/21
3-Month
642-4 +15.76%
on 07/26/21
769-0 -3.28%
on 08/13/21
+93-0 (+14.29%)
since 07/15/21
52-Week
554-2 +34.19%
on 12/07/20
769-0 -3.28%
on 08/13/21
+153-0 (+25.90%)
since 10/15/20

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Double Digit Gains for Wheats

Wheat futures are up by double digits so far through Friday’s midday. CBT SRW futures are gaining 9 to 11 1/2 cents, which would leave Dec contracts 2 cents higher on the week. KC HRW futures are trading...

ZWZ21 : 734-0s (+1.28%)
ZWPAES.CM : 6.8361 (+1.33%)
KEZ21 : 743-6s (+1.74%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.2105 (+1.85%)
MWZ21 : 968-6s (+0.91%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 769-7
2nd Resistance Point 758-7
1st Resistance Point 751-3
Last Price 743-6s
1st Support Level 732-7
2nd Support Level 721-7
3rd Support Level 714-3

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52-Week High 769-0
Last Price 743-6s
Fibonacci 61.8% 687-0
Fibonacci 50% 661-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 636-2
52-Week Low 554-2

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