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Wheat May '21 (ZWK21)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Resumes Lower Trade on Friday

The wheat complex was also fading off lower into the week’s close across all three exchanges. Chicago wheat posted 7 ¼ to 14 cent losses on the day, with July down 14 ¾ cents over the course of the week. KC contracts closed out Friday with contracts 9 ¼ to 12 ¾ cents lower, as July posted a weekly loss of 38 ¼ cents. MPLS spring wheat futures were down 5 ¼ to 11 ½ cents at the closing bell, as July slipped 39 cents since last Friday.

Fresh CFTC data from the Commitment of Traders report suggested specs adding back to their net short by 13,432 contracts to 45,116 as of Tuesday. In KC wheat, they increased their net short by 2,870 contracts to 16,408 contracts. 

French wheat ratings are seen at 62% gd/ex, according to the FranceAgriMer firm. That is even with a week ago, but well below the 85% last year. Some rains are making their way back into the forecasts for major Russian wheat regions. Ukraine’s Ag Ministry raised their overall grain production estimate by 3.6 MMT to... 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
$2,310/2,100
First Notice Date
04/30/21
Expiration Date
05/14/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
152,969 (-10,935)
124,296 (-14,063)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
111,810 (-10,088)
136,836 (-3,183)
Producers - Long / Short
57,572 (-1,456)
93,368 (-9,652)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
71,120 (-5,716)
6,651 (-648)
Managed Money - Long / Short
61,074 (-15,483)
111,431 (-1,326)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
50,736 (+5,395)
25,405 (-1,857)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
639-0 +13.81%
on 04/15/21
773-4 -5.98%
on 05/07/21
+79-2 (+12.23%)
since 04/14/21
3-Month
593-2 +22.59%
on 03/31/21
773-4 -5.98%
on 05/07/21
+86-0 (+13.41%)
since 02/12/21
52-Week
494-2 +47.14%
on 06/26/20
773-4 -5.98%
on 05/07/21
+199-4 (+37.80%)
since 05/14/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 732-2
2nd Resistance Point 731-2
1st Resistance Point 729-2
Last Price 727-2s
1st Support Level 726-2
2nd Support Level 725-2
3rd Support Level 723-2

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52-Week High 773-4
Last Price 727-2s
Fibonacci 61.8% 666-7
Fibonacci 50% 633-7
Fibonacci 38.2% 600-7
52-Week Low 494-2

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