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Wheat Mar '18 (ZWH18)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary


Wheat futures saw up to 5 1/2 cent losses in the winter wheat contracts on Tuesday, with MPLS steady to 2 cents higher. The USDA 18/19 US ending stocks projection was pegged at 974 mbu this morning, 25 mbu higher than last month. USDA made a long-awaited cut to exports (25 mbu) to put them at 1 bbu. A majority of the export reduction was in the form of HRW (down 40 mbu), with HRS and SRW higher. World ending stocks were up 1.39 MMT to 268.1 MMT, mainly on the larger US and EU carryouts. Russia exports are now projected at 36.5 MMT. Japan is tendering (due Thursday) for 137,657 MT of wheat, with 60,248 MT from the US and the balance from Canada and Australia. SovEcon estimates Russia’s wheat crop at 70.9 MMT, up 0.2 from their previous number. Egypt’s GASC is tendering for another round of wheat for Feb 1-10 delivery, with the tender to close on Wednesday.Dec 18 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.09 3/4, down 5 cents,Dec 18 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.77 1/4, down 5 1/2 cents,Dec 18 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.80 1/2, up 1/2 cent--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Chicago Soft Red Winter Wheat
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
$1,375/1,250
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

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Wheat 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
160,897 (-12,203)
148,085 (+839)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
136,227 (+5,500)
138,319 (-7,977)
Producers - Long / Short
59,143 (-11,510)
127,203 (-1,964)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
86,529 (-4,587)
5,657 (-1,091)
Managed Money - Long / Short
86,488 (+5,292)
113,513 (-6,427)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
49,739 (+208)
24,806 (-1,550)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
444-6 +11.47%
on 02/22/18
506-2 -2.07%
on 03/02/18
+40-0 (+8.78%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
413-2 +19.96%
on 01/16/18
506-2 -2.07%
on 03/02/18
+77-4 (+18.53%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
410-4 +20.77%
on 12/12/17
604-6 -18.02%
on 07/05/17
+2-2 (+0.46%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 503-7
1st Resistance Point 499-7
Last Price 495-6
1st Support Level 488-3
2nd Support Level 480-7

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52-Week High 604-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 530-4
Fibonacci 50% 507-5
Last Price 495-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 484-6
52-Week Low 410-4

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