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Wheat Sep '24 (ZWU24)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Ends Friday with Double Digit Weakness

The wheat complex posted weakness across the board on Friday. Chicago contracts were down 2 to 12 cents, led by the front months. Kansas City futures closed with contracts 4 ¼ to 11 ½ cents. MPLS spring wheat futures were down 7 ½ to 9 ¾ cents across the board.

The Kansas HRW Wheat Quality Tour saw tour average yield of 46.5 bpa. That is well above the 30 from last year and higher than the prior 5-year average of 42.4 bpa. The total production estimate for the KS crop was 290.4 mbu, well above the USDA’s 267.9 from last week.

The large managed money spec funds in Chicago wheat futures and options cut another 14,109 contracts from their net short position as of May 14 to 28,251 contracts. That was the smallest net short they have held since October 2022. In KC wheat, they cut 6,746 contracts from their net short to 17,267 contracts as of Tuesday. 

Jul 24 CBOT Wheat  closed at $6.51 1/4, down 12 cents,

Sep 24 CBOT Wheat  closed at $6.72, down 11 1/2 cents,

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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
$2,200/2,000
First Notice Date
08/30/24 (103 days)
Expiration Date
09/13/24 (117 days)

Seasonal Chart

Wheat Sep '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
141,475 (+6,282)
127,316 (+19,128)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
132,484 (+9,798)
137,899 (-2,572)
Producers - Long / Short
43,955 (+650)
98,425 (+19,271)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
75,060 (+4,810)
6,431 (-965)
Managed Money - Long / Short
85,692 (+6,391)
115,653 (-8,195)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
46,792 (+3,407)
22,246 (+5,623)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
567-4 +18.41%
on 04/18/24
716-6 -6.24%
on 05/15/24
+103-0 (+18.10%)
since 04/17/24
3-Month
550-0 +22.18%
on 03/06/24
716-6 -6.24%
on 05/15/24
+101-4 (+17.79%)
since 02/16/24
52-Week
550-0 +22.18%
on 03/06/24
796-2 -15.60%
on 07/25/23
-13-0 (-1.90%)
since 05/17/23

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Wheat Ends Friday with Double Digit Weakness

The wheat complex posted weakness across the board on Friday. Chicago contracts were down 2 to 12 cents, led by the front months. Kansas City futures closed with contracts 4 ¼ to 11 ½ cents. MPLS spring...

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3rd Resistance Point 714-4
2nd Resistance Point 705-4
1st Resistance Point 688-6
Last Price 672-0s
1st Support Level 663-0
2nd Support Level 654-0
3rd Support Level 637-2

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52-Week High 796-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 702-1
Fibonacci 50% 673-1
Last Price 672-0s
Fibonacci 38.2% 644-1
52-Week Low 550-0

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