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Corn May '21 (ZCK21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Futures Pull Back on Monday

Monday corn trading closed with old crop losses of 6 3/4 to 8 1/4 cents. New crop prices were firmer as Dec closed UNCH and the others were fractionally lower.

The weekly Crop Progress report showed corn planting progressed 2 ppts over the week ending 4/11 to now 4% complete. That is 1% point above the 5-yr average. TX has planted 57% of the expected area, and IA now has some corn in the ground. As of 4/11, MN, NE, OH, PA, and WI were still 0% planted.

Sorghum planting in TX reached 49% through the week that ended 4/11. National milo planting is 14% complete compared to the 5-yr average of 17%.

USDA’s weekly Export Inspections report showed 1.584 MMT of corn shipped during the week that ended 4/08. That was down from 2.2 MMT LW, but up from 1.176 MMT from the same week last year. China was the top destination for the week’s export, and China and Taiwan combined for 36% of the total. After adding 286,802 MT to past reports, accumulated shipme... 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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
04/30/21 (18 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/21 (32 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
794,377 (+11,912)
1,286,339 (+7,885)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
608,489 (-4,957)
72,337 (-5,764)
Producers - Long / Short
446,874 (+21,400)
1,194,501 (+7,893)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
297,840 (-8,993)
42,175 (+487)
Managed Money - Long / Short
403,716 (-12,156)
24,074 (-4,100)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
204,773 (+7,199)
48,263 (-1,664)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
532-6 +6.80%
on 03/15/21
595-0 -4.37%
on 04/09/21
+30-0 (+5.57%)
since 03/12/21
3-Month
494-4 +15.07%
on 01/25/21
595-0 -4.37%
on 04/09/21
+50-0 (+9.63%)
since 01/12/21
52-Week
339-6 +67.48%
on 08/12/20
595-0 -4.37%
on 04/09/21
+200-0 (+54.20%)
since 04/09/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 599-5
2nd Resistance Point 592-7
1st Resistance Point 580-7
Last Price 569-0s
1st Support Level 562-1
2nd Support Level 555-3
3rd Support Level 543-3

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52-Week High 595-0
Last Price 569-0s
Fibonacci 61.8% 497-4
Fibonacci 50% 467-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 437-2
52-Week Low 339-6

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