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Wheat Mar '22 (ZWH22)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Locked Limit at the close

The wheat complex saw several contracts close at the limit on Monday across all three exchanges. CBT and KC contracts were up the 70 cent limit in front months with deferred contracts double digits higher as well. MPLS was up their respective 60 cent limit in the front months. The winter wheat contracts will have expanded $1.05 limits on Tuesday, with MGE expanding to 90 cents.

Over the weekend, India took steps to limit exports. This was incorrectly reported in the media as a ban, but Bangladesh has indicated they will not be restricted, Egypt has indicated they have been promised 500,000 MT, and India has confirmed that other sales with active letters of credit will be allowed to proceed. The above did not prevent wheat from gapping higher on Sunday night. 

Following the close, the NASS Crop Progress report showed the winter wheat crop at 48% headed, lagging the 53% normal pace. As of Sunday, condition ratings slipped 2% to 27% gd/ex. Much of that loss went to the very... 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
$3,850/3,500
First Notice Date
02/28/22
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
120,631 (-3,375)
138,410 (+179)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
111,546 (+108)
89,860 (-1,566)
Producers - Long / Short
24,852 (-73)
111,343 (+1,981)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
91,288 (-1,164)
22,576 (+336)
Managed Money - Long / Short
86,293 (+3,873)
70,380 (-1,338)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,253 (-3,765)
19,480 (-228)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
773-2 +40.96%
on 02/16/22
1425-2 -23.52%
on 03/07/22
+310-2 (+39.79%)
since 02/15/22
3-Month
735-4 +48.20%
on 01/07/22
1425-2 -23.52%
on 03/07/22
+334-0 (+44.18%)
since 12/15/21
52-Week
607-4 +79.42%
on 03/31/21
1425-2 -23.52%
on 03/07/22
+443-0 (+68.47%)
since 03/15/21

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Crop Progress

Crop Progress - 2022-05-16

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ZSPAUS.CM : 16.2305 (+0.59%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.3345 (-1.67%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : N/A (unch)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 47.39 (-0.08%)
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XTN22 : 6,303s (+0.41%)
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World Wheat, Wars, and Weather

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ZWN22 : 1247-4s (+5.94%)
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ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1090-0
2nd Resistance Point 1090-0
1st Resistance Point 1090-0
Last Price 1090-0s
1st Support Level 1090-0
2nd Support Level 1090-0
3rd Support Level 1090-0

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52-Week High 1425-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 1112-7
Last Price 1090-0s
Fibonacci 50% 1016-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 919-7
52-Week Low 607-4

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