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Corn Mar '21 (ZCH21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Prices Close Near Lows

Corn futures head into the weekend with double digit losses. March futures touched limit down briefly, bounced, and still closed near the session lows. The other front months were down 21 1/4 to 23 1/2 cents. News flow was mostly positive, but money flow wasn’t. EIA data showed ethanol producers averaged 945k barrels of production per day on the week ending 1/15. That was up 4,000 bpd wk/wk. Ethanol stocks shrank 64,000 barrels to 23.628 million. Corn export bookings were on par with LW, but above expectations with 1.437 MMT. CFTC data showed a 61,985 contract decrease in managed money OI, and a 83,217 contract increase in commercial OI. That left managed money 25,219 contracts less net long (@ 349,495), and commercials 10,423 contracts less net short (@ 763,953). BAGE reported 61% Argentina’s first corn crop was in pollination as of 1/21, compared to 71% LY. The soil moisture levels have improved from 20% reg/dry to 7% reg/dry, and conditions improved from 19% good/ex to 28% good/e... 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
02/26/21 (34 days)
Expiration Date
03/12/21 (48 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 19, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
858,913 (+36,903)
1,348,025 (+28,490)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
628,311 (-30,412)
99,660 (-16,940)
Producers - Long / Short
497,836 (+41,530)
1,260,245 (+29,625)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
318,187 (-5,116)
44,890 (-1,624)
Managed Money - Long / Short
374,478 (-43,310)
38,391 (-19,213)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
253,833 (+12,898)
61,269 (+2,273)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
441-4 +13.36%
on 12/23/20
541-4 -7.57%
on 01/13/21
+57-0 (+12.85%)
since 12/22/20
3-Month
396-0 +26.39%
on 10/29/20
541-4 -7.57%
on 01/13/21
+82-2 (+19.67%)
since 10/22/20
52-Week
331-4 +50.98%
on 08/12/20
541-4 -7.57%
on 01/13/21
+90-0 (+21.92%)
since 01/22/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 539-2
2nd Resistance Point 531-0
1st Resistance Point 515-6
Last Price 500-4s
1st Support Level 492-2
2nd Support Level 484-0
3rd Support Level 468-6

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52-Week High 541-4
Last Price 500-4s
Fibonacci 61.8% 461-2
Fibonacci 50% 436-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 411-6
52-Week Low 331-4

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