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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Prices Weaken on Tuesday

Tuesday corn prices pulled back some from early session and overnight gains to close fractionally to a penny red. September ’22 contracts were the weakest, as prices fell 3 1/4 cents on the session. The July ’22 to Sept ‘22 inverse is now 47 3/4 cents. Sept to December nearby is just 2 1/2 cents inversed. Red Sept to red Dec has a 15 cent inverse on the board. 

Despite USDA showing conditions declining last week, the outlook is for slightly wetter forecasts as we head into August. The 7-day QPF shows 1-2 inchs in parts of SD, NE, southern IA, northern IN and OH. The 8-14 day outlook shows above normal chances for precip in the ECB.

The AgRural reported Brazilian corn harvest for the Central South at 39% complete through July 22. Through the week harvest had progressed by 9%, but is still late compared to 53% complete last season. 

Sep 21 Corn  closed at $5.48 3/4, down 1 cent,

Nearby Cash  was $6.23 5/6, down 1 cents,

Dec 21 Corn  closed at $5.46 1/4, d... 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
$2,640/2,400
First Notice Date
11/30/21 (126 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (140 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 20, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
723,246 (-4,230)
979,729 (-2,328)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
410,004 (+2,487)
98,475 (+3,937)
Producers - Long / Short
399,077 (-989)
926,541 (+272)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
304,199 (-2,120)
33,218 (-1,479)
Managed Money - Long / Short
258,994 (+12,023)
40,431 (-1,652)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
151,010 (-9,536)
58,044 (+5,589)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
507-0 +8.04%
on 07/09/21
611-2 -10.39%
on 07/01/21
+0-4 (+0.09%)
since 06/28/21
3-Month
500-2 +9.50%
on 05/26/21
638-0 -14.15%
on 05/07/21
+1-2 (+0.23%)
since 04/28/21
52-Week
358-4 +52.79%
on 08/12/20
638-0 -14.15%
on 05/07/21
+184-6 (+50.90%)
since 07/28/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 575-6
2nd Resistance Point 568-2
1st Resistance Point 557-2
Last Price 548-2
1st Support Level 538-6
2nd Support Level 531-2
3rd Support Level 520-2

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52-Week High 638-0
Last Price 548-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 531-2
Fibonacci 50% 498-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 465-2
52-Week Low 358-4

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