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Corn Jul '19 (ZCN19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Fractionally Mixed Mostly Lower

Most of the corn futures contracts finished the last trade day before the holiday break with losses of 1/4 to 3/4 cents. July corn futures closed 1/4 higher at $3.18. The US and China continue to make posturing statements about various issues, but the background concern is negative GDP growth in China and how soon they turn that around. Both countries are signaling that Phase One purchasing commitments are still in effect, but actual Chinese buying has lagged those levels. Some areas are reporting too much moisture for planting or drowned out spots. Others still need a drink. It is a big country! The weekly Commitment of Traders update from CFTC showed corn specs were net sellers of 245,386 contracts on May 19. Managed money funds gained 33,948 new shorts on the week.

Jul 20 Corn closed at $3.18, up 1/4 cent,

Sep 20 Corn closed at $3.22 3/4, down 1/4 cent,

Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.32 3/4, down 1/4 cent,

Mar 21 Corn closed at $3.4... 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
$1,100/1,000
First Notice Date
06/28/19
Expiration Date
07/12/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 19, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
764,876 (+6,093)
593,689 (-9,381)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
218,328 (+7,495)
417,374 (+28,970)
Producers - Long / Short
529,187 (+10,124)
525,279 (-9,876)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
204,161 (-3,507)
36,882 (+1,019)
Managed Money - Long / Short
116,792 (+2,500)
362,851 (+33,880)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
101,536 (+4,995)
54,523 (-4,910)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
408-2 +10.10%
on 07/02/19
464-2 -3.18%
on 06/17/19
+19-4 (+4.53%)
since 06/12/19
3-Month
343-0 +31.05%
on 05/13/19
464-2 -3.18%
on 06/17/19
+80-0 (+21.65%)
since 04/12/19
52-Week
343-0 +31.05%
on 05/13/19
464-2 -3.18%
on 06/17/19
+66-0 (+17.21%)
since 07/12/18

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 460-5
1st Resistance Point 455-1
Last Price 449-4s
1st Support Level 445-7
2nd Support Level 442-1

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52-Week High 464-2
Last Price 449-4s
Fibonacci 61.8% 417-7
Fibonacci 50% 403-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 389-3
52-Week Low 343-0

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