2. Hot Market Report: Soybeans to See Higher Volatility?
By Joe Easton, Senior Broker
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This week’s highlighted Market is soybeans. Soybeans futures are part of the GRAINS family which includes 4 types of Wheat, Corn, Soymeal, Oats, Rough Rice and Bean Oil. All traded on the CBOT/GLOBEX exchange.
Weekly chart of Soybean Futures for your review from this morning ( Feb. 1st 2019). Yesterday in fundamental news, a letter from President Xi of China to President Trump was an offer to buy “500 million tons of soybeans”. Early this morning the front month Soybeans made 6 month highs.
Soybeans have been in a range from the 9/18/18 low of 812.5 and the recent high of 931.25 since the selloff from the 1082.5 high 3/5/18.
I expect this market to become more volatile over the next 3 months. Important levels to watch are 891 and 944. The daily chart pattern appears to be a rising wedge in a downtrend.
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Soybean Futures Specs Hours: 7:00 PM to 1:20 PM next day PM Central Time
Margins: $2100 initial, $1750 Maint. ( as of the date of this newsletter)
Point Value: full Cent = $50.00 ( Example: $8.60 to $8.61/bu ). Min fluctuation is 2/8ths of a cent = $12.50 ( Example: 8.60 -8.602)
Settlement: Deliverable, FND is last business day preceding the contract month Months: January (F), March (H), May (K), July (N), August (Q),September (U), November(X) Weekly Options: YES
The bean market has good volume and enough volatility that it can be traded intraday, swing trading, using options and more.
Some of the basic fundamentals to keep in mind when you are considering trading ZS ( Soybean)
1. Longer term view of current market prices
2. Dates and times of important reports. WASDE, Planting intentions, Crop progress
4. Global Political situation (food often used as a weapon in trade)
4. Dollar strength or lack of, Brazilian Real value
Our brokers here at Cannon will be happy to chat about the Soybean market, other grains, other futures, options, futures spreads and much more!
Feel free to contact us at any time.
Disclaimer: This calendar is compiled from
sources believed to be reliable. Moore Research Center, Inc.
assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. It is meant
as an alert to events that may affect trading strategies and is not
necessarily complete. The release dates for certain economic
reports may have been rescheduled.
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