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Corn Mar '24 (ZCH24)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Pulls Off Lows, Crop Ratings Drop

Corn futures rounded out the Monday session with contracts seeing some bidders into the close, though the nearbys were still fractionally to 1 ½ cents lower. Deferreds starting with September ’25 were up 1 to 5 cent on the day. The market was for the most part ignoring flooding in parts of the Western Corn Belt from this weekend, as the forecast shifts wetter for much of the areas east that have remained drier.

USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report showed 97% of the US corn crop emerged by June 23, with 4% already silking, both 1% ahead of normal. Condition ratings slipped 3% to 69% gd/ex, as the Brugler500 index weighing all 5 categories was down 7 points to 374. 

Weekly Export Inspections data showed a total of 1.117 MMT (44 mbu) of corn shipped during the week that ended on June 20. That was more than double the same week last year and a 19.05% drop from the previous week. Mexico was the top destination of 449,448 MT, with 260,007 MT headed to Japan. Accumulated exports... Read more

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
$1,430/1,300
First Notice Date
02/29/24
Expiration Date
03/14/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 18, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
667,897 (-16,765)
555,515 (+6,517)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
382,946 (+14,994)
459,657 (-9,327)
Producers - Long / Short
400,018 (-5,006)
515,852 (+11,532)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
248,880 (-4,875)
20,664 (+1,869)
Managed Money - Long / Short
206,268 (+3,145)
415,602 (-7,513)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
176,678 (+11,849)
44,055 (-1,814)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
394-4 +7.10%
on 02/26/24
435-0 -2.87%
on 03/12/24
-1-6 (-0.41%)
since 02/14/24
3-Month
394-4 +7.10%
on 02/26/24
484-0 -12.71%
on 12/15/23
-56-6 (-11.84%)
since 12/14/23
52-Week
394-4 +7.10%
on 02/26/24
636-2 -33.60%
on 06/21/23
-145-4 (-25.62%)
since 03/14/23

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ZCN24 : 430-4 (-0.69%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.1872 (-0.20%)
ZCU24 : 436-2 (-0.74%)
ZCZ24 : 448-2 (-0.77%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.2228 (+0.12%)
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ZWN24 : 552-2 (-0.05%)
ZWU24 : 570-6 (-0.04%)
KEN24 : 581-2 (-0.04%)
KEU24 : 587-2 (-0.04%)
MWN24 : 610-0 (+0.78%)
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Crop Progress

Crop Progress - 2024-06-24

ZSX24 : 1126-0 (-0.40%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.2214 (+1.56%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.5311 (+4.46%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : 4,506,573 (unch)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 52.03 (unch)
XSU24 : 3,859s (unch)
XTU24 : 4,616s (+1.41%)
ZCZ24 : 448-2 (-0.77%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.1872 (-0.20%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.1477 (+4.22%)
XVU24 : 2,485s (+0.77%)
XEU24 : 60.60 (-0.26%)
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Wheat Extending Slide on Monday

The wheat complex is trading the Monday session with losses, as bears continue to take control. Chicago contracts are leading the way, with losses of 6 to 10 cents so far, as they approach the early spring...

ZWN24 : 552-2 (-0.05%)
ZWU24 : 570-6 (-0.04%)
KEN24 : 581-2 (-0.04%)
KEU24 : 587-2 (-0.04%)
MWN24 : 610-0 (+0.78%)
Corn Feeling Pressure from Wet Forecast

Corn futures are trading with 3 to 5 cent midday losses so far on Monday, though some contracts are pulling off the morning lows. The market is shrugging off the flooding in parts of the Western Corn...

ZCN24 : 430-4 (-0.69%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.1872 (-0.20%)
ZCU24 : 436-2 (-0.74%)
ZCZ24 : 448-2 (-0.77%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.2228 (+0.12%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 428-3
2nd Resistance Point 427-1
1st Resistance Point 424-7
Last Price 422-4s
1st Support Level 421-3
2nd Support Level 420-1
3rd Support Level 417-7

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52-Week High 636-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 543-7
Fibonacci 50% 515-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 486-7
Last Price 422-4s
52-Week Low 394-4

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