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Corn Mar '19 (ZCH19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Firm on Wednesday

Corn futures are showing fractional to 1 1/4 cent gains at midday. USDA reported a private export sale of 328,000 MT of corn for 19/20 delivery to Mexico through their daily reporting system this morning. Weekly ethanol data from EIA showed production in the week that ended on August 16 at 1.023 million barrels per day. That was down 22,000 bpd from the previous week and the lowest output since early April. Ethanol stocks dropped 516,000 barrels to 23.367 million barrels. Reports on Tuesday showed ethanol plants idling or slowing production across the country due to poor margins. The ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour found a Nebraska average yield of 172.55 bpa vs. 179.17 last year. The Indiana average was 161.46 bpa vs. 182.33 LY. Today is your last chance to submit results for the Brugler Virtual Corn Tour! Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales in the week of August 15 at 50,000-400,000 MT, with new crop at 200,000-600,000 MT. SEP 19 Corn is at $3.60 3/4, up 1 1/4 cents, DEC 19 Corn is at $3.69, up 1/4 cent, MAR 20 Corn is at $3.81 1/2, up 1/4 cent MAY 20 Corn is at $3.89 1/2, up 3/4 cent --- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
03/14/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 13, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
762,662 (+1,378)
1,001,090 (-58,020)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
415,025 (-9,322)
253,386 (+50,659)
Producers - Long / Short
550,964 (+40,311)
947,929 (-10,203)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
184,116 (+4,195)
25,579 (-4,689)
Managed Money - Long / Short
207,309 (-15,680)
185,782 (+30,879)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
207,716 (+6,358)
67,604 (+19,780)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
352-2 +2.63%
on 03/11/19
378-4 -4.49%
on 02/25/19
-13-2 (-3.54%)
since 02/14/19
352-2 +2.63%
on 03/11/19
386-4 -6.47%
on 12/18/18
-23-2 (-6.04%)
since 12/14/18
352-2 +2.63%
on 03/11/19
437-0 -17.28%
on 05/29/18
-52-6 (-12.73%)
since 03/14/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 364-7
1st Resistance Point 363-1
Last Price 361-4s
1st Support Level 359-7
2nd Support Level 358-3

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52-Week High 437-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 404-5
Fibonacci 50% 394-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 384-5
Last Price 361-4s
52-Week Low 352-2

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