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Corn Dec '20 (ZCZ20)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Bounces Back in Afternoon

After midday losses, corn futures came back and closed with gains of 1 1/4 to 3 1/4 cents. Old crop futures were stronger on the day, shrinking carry. July to Dec carry is now 7 1/2 cents. EIA data showed 914,000 barrels per day of ethanol were produced in the week ending July 3. That was up 14k bpd wk/wk, and down just 119k bpd from the pre shutdown MY average. Ethanol stocks were reported at 20.6m barrels, which, for the first time in 10 weeks, was a weekly increase of 456k barrels. Regionally, East Coast stocks were down 176k barrels, and Midwest stocks were up 281,000 barrels wk/wk. Analysts estimate USDA’s weekly update will show 300,000 to 600,000 MT of old crop corn export bookings. New crop export sales are estimated 150k-500k MT. Argentina’s corn harvest was 81.7% complete through July 8. BAGE also reported yields are averaging 8.4 MT/HA (133.8 bpa), and maintains the 50 MMT production forecast. The average pre-report estimate is that USDA will also maintain the 50 MMT corn... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
11/30/20 (144 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/20 (158 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Dec '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 30, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
797,554 (-20,512)
631,170 (+6,805)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
270,274 (+12,640)
427,718 (-51,892)
Producers - Long / Short
531,652 (-32,213)
542,140 (+13,388)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
230,331 (+19,488)
53,459 (+1,204)
Managed Money - Long / Short
163,898 (+23,146)
375,566 (-51,128)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
106,376 (-10,506)
52,152 (-764)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
322-0 +11.26%
on 06/26/20
363-0 -1.31%
on 07/02/20
+15-0 (+4.37%)
since 06/09/20
322-0 +11.26%
on 06/26/20
363-0 -1.31%
on 07/02/20
+7-4 (+2.14%)
since 04/09/20
322-0 +11.26%
on 06/26/20
423-4 -15.41%
on 07/15/19
-57-2 (-13.78%)
since 07/09/19

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Corn Bounces Back in Afternoon

After midday losses, corn futures came back and closed with gains of 1 1/4 to 3 1/4 cents. Old crop futures were stronger on the day, shrinking carry. July to Dec carry is now 7 1/2 cents. EIA data showed...

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Double Digit Gains for Wheat

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Corn Firm to Lower at Midday

So far for the mid-week session corn futures are trading firm. Old crop contracts are fractionally higher, and new crop futures are fractionally to 1 1/2 cents lower. EIA data showed 914,000 barrels per...

Wheat Up Double Digits

Winter wheat futures are gaining double digits at midday. Chicago SRW futures are up the most so far with 12 3/4 to 16 3/4 cent gains. HRW futures are up 12 to 14 3/4 cents so far. MPLS Spring wheat futures...

Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 359-3
1st Resistance Point 356-7
Last Price 358-4
1st Support Level 349-5
2nd Support Level 344-7

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52-Week High 423-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 384-6
Fibonacci 50% 372-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 360-6
Last Price 358-4
52-Week Low 322-0

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