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Soybeans Mar '18 (ZSH18)

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Soybeans Futures Market News and Commentary


Soybean futures are trading 9 to 10 1/4 cents lower on Thursday, showing some “buy the rumor sell the fact” action following USDA announcement of export sales to China. March soy meal is down $2.50/ton, with soy oil 9 points higher. USDA reported private export sales of 1.13 MMT of 18/19 soybeans to China this morning, the ninth largest daily soybean sale on record. The weekly Export Sales report indicated 792,269 MT of 18/19 soybeans were sold in the week if 12/6, in the range of estimates. That was down 11.1% from the week prior and 42.7% lower than the same week in 2017. The Netherlands were the top buyer of 140,600 MT, as China cancelled another 60,000 MT in that week. The prior mentioned 1.13 MMT in sales to China will be shown in next week’s report. Soybean meal sales totaled just 50,539 MT, with soy oil at 5,928 MT.Jan 19 Soybeans are at $9.09 3/4, down 10 1/4 cents,Mar 19 Soybeans are at $9.23, down 10 1/4 cents,May 19 Soybeans are at $9.35 1/2, down 10 1/4 cents,Jul 19 Soybeans are at $9.47, down 10 1/4 cents,Mar 18 Soybean Meal is at $310.10, down $2.50Dec 18 Soybean Oil is at $28.80, up $0.09--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Soybeans
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
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$2,255/2,050
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Soybeans 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
385,314 (-21,903)
363,135 (+27,921)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
154,886 (+15,831)
145,935 (-32,966)
Producers - Long / Short
250,456 (-17,686)
325,059 (+26,589)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
113,374 (-4,794)
16,592 (+755)
Managed Money - Long / Short
88,963 (+15,722)
101,539 (-31,005)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
65,923 (+109)
44,396 (-1,961)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1012-0 +1.63%
on 02/16/18
1071-0 -3.97%
on 03/02/18
+11-2 (+1.11%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
944-4 +8.89%
on 01/12/18
1071-0 -3.97%
on 03/02/18
+49-6 (+5.08%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
922-2 +11.52%
on 06/23/17
1071-0 -3.97%
on 03/02/18
+26-6 (+2.67%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Buy with a Weakest 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 1047-4
1st Resistance Point 1038-0
Last Price 1028-4s
1st Support Level 1023-6
2nd Support Level 1019-0

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52-Week High 1071-0
Last Price 1028-4s
Fibonacci 61.8% 1014-1
Fibonacci 50% 996-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 979-1
52-Week Low 922-2

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