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Soybean Meal Dec '18 (ZMZ18)

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Soybean Meal 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 Meal
Contract Size
100 tons (2,000 pounds per ton)
Tick Size
10 cents per ton ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$100
Margin/Maintenance
$1,595/1,450
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybean Meal 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
224,373 (-3,334)
263,178 (-11,029)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
84,574 (-4,219)
61,815 (+2,060)
Producers - Long / Short
123,897 (-1,694)
234,372 (-7,464)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
76,806 (+315)
5,136 (-1,610)
Managed Money - Long / Short
47,974 (-2,194)
54,687 (+2,672)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
36,600 (-2,025)
7,128 (-612)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
300.7 +2.89%
on 11/26/18
316.4 -2.21%
on 12/03/18
+3.7 (+1.21%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
300.7 +2.89%
on 11/26/18
327.3 -5.47%
on 10/15/18
+0.7 (+0.23%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
300.7 +2.89%
on 11/26/18
392.5 -21.17%
on 05/01/18
-17.3 (-5.30%)
since 12/14/17

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 309.7
1st Resistance Point 309.6
Last Price 309.4s
1st Support Level 309.1
2nd Support Level 308.7

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52-Week High 392.5
Fibonacci 61.8% 357.4
Fibonacci 50% 346.6
Fibonacci 38.2% 335.8
Last Price 309.4s
52-Week Low 300.7

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