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Soybeans Mar '18 (ZSH18)

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Soybeans Futures Market News and Commentary


Soybean futures are currently 5 to 5 1/2 cents higher after closing 5 to 5 1/2 cents higher on Tuesday. Nearby soy meal was up $1/ton, with soy oil 19 points higher. USDA made no changes in the soybean balance sheet for the US yesterday, with 18/19 US carryout still 955 bu. The cash average price range for soybeans was narrowed by 50 cents to $7.85-9.35 but is still centered at $8.60. World ending stocks are now projected at 115.33 MMT by WAOB, up 3.25 MMT from their prior estimate. Revisions were made to 17/18 numbers, as Brazil’s production was raised 0.5 to 120.3 MMT and carryout was 1.6 MMT higher. For 18/19 USDA increased their Brazilian soybean production number to 122 MMT, vs. the new CONAB update at 120.066 MMT.--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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Keeping it Simple

Sideways?

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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