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Corn Dec '18 (ZCZ18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures ended the Thursday session with most contracts steady to a penny lower. Dec futures expire on Friday. This morning’s USDA Export Sales report showed 18/19 corn sales in the week of 12/6 at 903,164 MT, shy of trade estimates. That was down 23.3% from last week but still 4.18% larger than this time last year. Japan was the lead buyer of 608,400 MT, with 234,600 MT sold to Mexico. For 2019/20 marketing year sales, USDA reported 161,440 MT. Export shipments were down from the week prior at 952,132 MT, but still 37.83% above the same week a year ago.Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.75 1/2, down 3/4 cent,Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.84 1/4, down 1 cent,May 19 Corn closed at $3.91 3/4, down 1 centJul 19 Corn closed at $3.98 1/4, down 1/2 cent--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. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$880/800
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (1 day)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
714,088 (-91,718)
831,723 (-11,454)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
392,602 (+56,592)
268,873 (-25,115)
Producers - Long / Short
446,006 (-88,830)
745,349 (-7,221)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
204,659 (+2,136)
22,951 (+791)
Managed Money - Long / Short
259,022 (+43,199)
219,112 (-27,765)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
133,580 (+13,393)
49,761 (+2,650)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
355-2 +5.70%
on 11/26/18
378-0 -0.66%
on 12/12/18
+9-0 (+2.46%)
since 11/13/18
3-Month
342-4 +9.64%
on 09/18/18
379-0 -0.92%
on 11/08/18
+25-0 (+7.13%)
since 09/13/18
52-Week
342-4 +9.64%
on 09/18/18
429-4 -12.57%
on 05/24/18
-5-6 (-1.51%)
since 12/13/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

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

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 379-1
1st Resistance Point 377-3
Last Price 375-4s
1st Support Level 373-7
2nd Support Level 372-1

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52-Week High 429-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 396-2
Fibonacci 50% 386-0
Fibonacci 38.2% 375-6
Last Price 375-4s
52-Week Low 342-4

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