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Corn Mar '20 (ZCH20)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Recovers Thursday Losses Before Weekend

Corn futures came all the way back from the Thursday sell off, and even gained some ground with futures closing 13 3/4 to 9 3/4 cents higher. March corn was 3 1/2 cents higher on the week. Rumors of Chinese purchases appeared right on schedule after the Thursday break. The Friday bulls will be looking for official confirmation on Monday. The CFTC released their Commitment of Traders report Friday afternoon showing spec trader positions were net short corn by 78,442 contracts on Tuesday Jan 14th. That was a weekly weakening of their position by 2,445 contracts, and weekly increase of 40,811 in spec trader open interest.

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.89 1/4, up 13 3/4 cents,

May 20 Corn closed at $3.95 1/4, up 12 3/4 cents,

Jul 20 Corn closed at $4.01, up 12 cents,

Sep 20 Corn closed at $4.00 1/4, up 9 3/4 cents,

--- 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. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,100/1,000
First Notice Date
02/28/20 (41 days)
Expiration Date
03/13/20 (55 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 14, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
647,324 (+26,511)
761,634 (+12,465)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
331,721 (+18,043)
295,806 (+22,359)
Producers - Long / Short
400,745 (+4,051)
671,904 (+6,143)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
187,080 (+13,583)
30,231 (-2,555)
Managed Money - Long / Short
173,887 (+21,949)
253,027 (+15,582)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
157,834 (-3,906)
42,779 (+6,777)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
375-2 +3.73%
on 01/16/20
392-0 -0.70%
on 01/03/20
-0-6 (-0.19%)
since 12/17/19
3-Month
371-0 +4.92%
on 12/11/19
407-2 -4.42%
on 10/18/19
-17-2 (-4.24%)
since 10/17/19
52-Week
365-6 +6.43%
on 09/09/19
476-0 -18.22%
on 06/18/19
-23-2 (-5.64%)
since 01/17/19

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 397-7
1st Resistance Point 393-5
Last Price 389-2s
1st Support Level 380-7
2nd Support Level 372-3

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52-Week High 476-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 433-7
Fibonacci 50% 420-7
Fibonacci 38.2% 407-7
Last Price 389-2s
52-Week Low 365-6

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