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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Higher on Friday, as July Rose Nearly 9% this Week

Corn futures ended the Friday session with deferred 2020 contracts steady to 6 1/2 cents higher and 2019 contracts up 7 to 11 cents. The bull spreading is reflecting the strength in the cash markets, especially in the ECB. The front month continuation chart hit its highest price since June 2014, as July was up 8.96% this week. Ethanol futures were up 3.9% on Friday. USDA reported a private export sale of 125,613 MT of 19/20 corn to Unknown Destinations this morning. Spec traders in corn futures and option added 23,969 contracts to their net long position as of June 11, now at 111,212 contracts. Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.53, up 11 cents, Sep 19 Corn closed at $4.58 1/4, up 10 1/2 cents, Dec 19 Corn closed at $4.63 1/2, up 7 3/4 cents Mar 20 Corn closed at $4.67 1/2, up 6 1/2 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Corn
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. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,100/1,000
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
736,560 (-15,689)
1,002,630 (-324)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
447,556 (-1,963)
208,181 (-17,323)
Producers - Long / Short
513,204 (-3,992)
902,410 (+11,453)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
173,345 (+11,931)
50,209 (+11,851)
Managed Money - Long / Short
251,997 (+4,518)
130,255 (-21,962)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
195,559 (-6,481)
77,926 (+4,639)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
364-2 +5.28%
on 02/22/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+16-2 (+4.42%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+35-0 (+10.04%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
426-0 -9.98%
on 07/11/17
-9-6 (-2.48%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 387-4
1st Resistance Point 385-4
Last Price 383-4s
1st Support Level 382-4
2nd Support Level 381-4

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52-Week High 426-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 395-2
Fibonacci 50% 385-6
Last Price 383-4s
Fibonacci 38.2% 376-2
52-Week Low 345-4

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