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Hard Red Wheat Dec '18 (KEZ18)

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Hard Red Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are mostly steady to 3 cents higher on Wednesday. Informa left their winter wheat planted acreage estimate at 31.513 million acres, with other spring wheat projected at 13.78 million acres. Japan is tendering for 102,057 MT of wheat from the US, Canada, and Australia, with the tender to close on Thursday and 53,195 MT sought from the US. Turkey is also seeking 300,000 MT of wheat, with the tender closing on Jan 30. Mar 19 CBOT Wheat is at $5.24, up 2 3/4 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat is at $5.12 1/2, up 2 3/4 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat is at $5.74, up 2 cents--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
KCBT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,430/1,300
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

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Hard Red Wheat Dec '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
108,011 (-1,337)
132,280 (+3,996)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
97,877 (-4,201)
79,791 (-8,811)
Producers - Long / Short
53,208 (-391)
119,820 (+6,191)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
46,986 (+669)
4,643 (-580)
Managed Money - Long / Short
74,898 (-4,434)
70,990 (-7,600)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,979 (+233)
8,801 (-1,211)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
456-6 +7.83%
on 11/27/18
504-0 -2.28%
on 12/13/18
+11-4 (+2.39%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
456-6 +7.83%
on 11/27/18
534-2 -7.81%
on 09/24/18
-23-6 (-4.60%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
456-6 +7.83%
on 11/27/18
626-0 -21.33%
on 08/07/18
+7-6 (+1.60%)
since 12/14/17

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 492-4
1st Resistance Point 492-4
Last Price 492-4s
1st Support Level 492-4
2nd Support Level 492-4

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52-Week High 626-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 561-3
Fibonacci 50% 541-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 521-3
Last Price 492-4s
52-Week Low 456-6

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