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Wheat Dec '18 (ZWZ18)

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Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures posted 1 to 5 cent losses in most winter wheat contracts, with MPLS steady to 2 cents lower. Nearby KC hit contract lows today and was down 3.59% on the week, with March CBT hitting a 1 year low and losing 2.51% this week. MPLS was actually the leader to the upside, posting a weekly gain of 0.79%. Due to Presidents day on Monday, the markets will be closed, with the open @ 7:00 PM CST Monday evening. Paris milling futures took another hit on Friday, down 1.77% on the day, as they lost 3.82% on the week despite booking export sales to Algeria and Tunisia. Japan purchased 113,138 MT of US, Canadian, and Australian wheat in their weekly MOA tender.Mar 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.04 1/4, down 2 3/4 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.76 1/2, down 5 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.73, down 1 3/4 cents--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. (Settle 1:15pm) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,375/1,250
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

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Wheat Dec '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 22, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
143,593 (-2,463)
153,394 (+1,360)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
151,350 (+1,720)
132,108 (-475)
Producers - Long / Short
42,919 (-4,559)
113,707 (-2,905)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
68,147 (-1,520)
7,160 (+649)
Managed Money - Long / Short
100,089 (+4,470)
108,630 (-2,697)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
51,261 (-2,750)
23,478 (+2,222)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
492-0 +7.27%
on 11/29/18
527-6 unch
on 12/14/18
+24-6 (+4.92%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
485-4 +8.70%
on 10/25/18
531-2 -0.66%
on 09/24/18
+16-2 (+3.18%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
471-6 +11.87%
on 12/15/17
613-0 -13.91%
on 08/02/18
+52-2 (+10.99%)
since 12/14/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 527-6
1st Resistance Point 527-6
Last Price 527-6s
1st Support Level 527-6
2nd Support Level 527-6

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52-Week High 613-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 559-0
Fibonacci 50% 542-3
Last Price 527-6s
Fibonacci 38.2% 525-6
52-Week Low 471-6

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