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Soybean Oil Mar '18 (ZLH18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary


Soybean futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 4 to 5 cents higher. Nearby soy meal was up $1.90/ton, with soy oil 9 points higher. USDA reported private export soybeans sales of 130,632 MT to Mexico and 110,000 MT to unknown destinations all for 18/19 delivery this morning. Earlier today, Reuters reported at least 500,000 MT of soybeans were purchased by Chinese state-owned companies on Wednesday. Traders are expecting 18/19 soybean export sales in the week of 12/6 totaled 0.7-1 MMT. Soybean meal sales are seen at a 225,000-450,000 range, with soy oil at 5,000-25,000 MT.Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $9.20, up 5 cents,Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.33 1/4, up 5 cents,May 19 Soybeans closed at $9.45 3/4, up 4 3/4 cents,Aug 19 Soybeans closed at $9.61 1/4, up 4 1/2 cents,Dec 18 Soybean Meal closed at $310.80, up $1.90,Dec 18 Soybean Oil closed at $28.80, up $0.09--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Soybean Oil
Contract Size
60,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.01 points ($6.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$600
Margin/Maintenance
$550/500
First Notice Date
02/28/17
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Oil Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
245,739 (-18,243)
232,577 (+5,513)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
106,549 (+9,784)
125,703 (-15,243)
Producers - Long / Short
138,745 (-22,960)
210,603 (+1,946)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
87,970 (+211)
2,950 (-939)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,990 (+7,237)
117,939 (-13,378)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
48,559 (+2,547)
7,764 (-1,865)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
32.72 -2.87%
on 02/26/18
-0.02 (-0.06%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
34.10 -6.80%
on 01/05/18
-1.59 (-4.76%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
31.28 +1.60%
on 03/09/18
36.42 -12.74%
on 09/07/17
-1.62 (-4.85%)
since 03/14/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 31.78
1st Resistance Point 31.78
Last Price 31.78s
1st Support Level 31.78
2nd Support Level 31.78

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52-Week High 36.42
Fibonacci 61.8% 34.46
Fibonacci 50% 33.85
Fibonacci 38.2% 33.24
Last Price 31.78s
52-Week Low 31.28

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