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Soybean Oil Dec '18 (ZLZ18)

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Soybean Oil Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybeans Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures closed Friday with losses of 6 to 6 3/4 cents, despite another export sale to China. Dec soy meal expired at $309.40/ton, with soy oil at 28.39 cents/lb. Separate soybean export sales of 300,000 MT to China and another 130,000 MT to Unknown both for 18/19 delivery were reported through the USDA’s daily reporting system this morning. This afternoon’s Commitment of Traders report showed specs in soybean futures and options trimming their net short position by 6,525 contracts as of 12/11 to -11,068 contracts. Analysts estimated Monday’s NOPA report will show 168.444 mbu of soybeans crushed by its members during November. Soy oil stocks are projected to total 1.503 billion pounds. The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange estimated that 68.8% of the Argentine soybean crop is planted, above the 66.9% average pace. They also pegged the initial conditions at 19.1% gd/ex, vs. 49.3% gd/ex last year.Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $9.00 1/2, down 6 1/2 cents,Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.13 3/4, down 6 3/4 cents,May 19 Soybeans closed at $9.27, down 6 1/4 cents,Aug 19 Soybeans closed at $9.43, down 6 1/4 cents,Dec 18 Soybean Meal closed at $309.40, unch,Dec 18 Soybean Oil closed at $28.39, down $0.25--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
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
227,377 (-18,362)
227,944 (-4,633)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
105,707 (-842)
112,361 (-13,342)
Producers - Long / Short
125,526 (-13,219)
210,095 (-508)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
90,893 (+2,923)
6,891 (+3,941)
Managed Money - Long / Short
58,344 (+354)
104,959 (-12,980)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
47,363 (-1,196)
7,402 (-362)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
28.90 -1.76%
on 12/12/18
+0.82 (+2.97%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
30.01 -5.40%
on 10/04/18
+0.63 (+2.27%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
26.95 +5.34%
on 11/27/18
34.16 -16.89%
on 01/05/18
-4.97 (-14.90%)
since 12/14/17

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The Barchart Opinion rating is a Hold. Short term, the outlook is Falling.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 28.39
1st Resistance Point 28.39
Last Price 28.39s
1st Support Level 28.39
2nd Support Level 28.39

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52-Week High 34.16
Fibonacci 61.8% 31.41
Fibonacci 50% 30.56
Fibonacci 38.2% 29.70
Last Price 28.39s
52-Week Low 26.95

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