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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 saw fractional to 3 1/4 cent gains in the winter wheat contracts, with MPLS up 5 to 9 cents. On the week, nearby CBT was down 3.47%, with KC 3.78% lower and MPLS 1.09% in the red. The now up to date Export Sale report from this morning indicated that a total of 3.575 MMT of old crop wheat was sold in the weeks of 1/10-2/14. At a weekly average of 595,801 MT, that was above the range of estimates and 87.9% larger than the same six weeks last year. Nigeria was the top buyer of 444,400 MT, with unknown purchasing 400,600 MT. New crop sales totaled 244,090 MT in that timeframe. Total commitments (shipped and unshipped sales) are now 0.2% above a year ago, for the first time this MY. At the USDA Ag Outlook Forum, a preliminary estimate of 944 mbu of wheat was shown for 19/20 ending stocks, down 66 mbu from the current 18/19 projection.Mar 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.86 3/4, up 1/4 cent,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.58 1/2, up 3 1/4 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.66 3/4, up 9 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. (Settles 1:15p.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)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 5, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
132,925 (+6,116)
142,029 (+1,382)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
88,683 (-2,111)
88,802 (+3,883)
Producers - Long / Short
73,331 (+4,352)
122,621 (+2,176)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
45,073 (+3,235)
4,887 (+677)
Managed Money - Long / Short
64,567 (-1,513)
80,081 (+3,720)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,116 (-598)
8,721 (+163)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

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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