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Corn Mar '22 (ZCH22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes off Highs, Still in Black

Corn futures faded by the close, but were still in the black. December futures ended the day 4 cents off their high with a 5 cent gain, while March closed 4 3/4 cents off the high and a 4 cent recovery. New crop prices closed 2 cents in the black for the first trade day of December. 

Export Sales estimates ahead of tomorrow’s weekly USDA update range from 600k to 1.25 MMT for corn. New crop corn bookings are expected to stay below 75k MT. 

EIA data showed ethanol producers averaged 1.035m barrels of output per day through the week that ended 11/26. That was 44k bpd below the week prior, and was 36k bpd below the 4-week average. Ethanol stocks were 137,000 barrels higher to 20.3 million. That was the largest stockpile since the MY began. 

NASS this afternoon reported 469.312 mbu of corn were converted to ethanol during October. That was the largest corn grind for October since 2017, and the most for any month since Jan 2020. With that, ethanol plants produced 1.948m... 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
$1,677/1,525
First Notice Date
02/28/22 (88 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (102 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 23, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
723,154 (-1,631)
1,086,816 (+21,359)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
526,890 (+22,039)
109,801 (+4,136)
Producers - Long / Short
399,604 (-1,136)
1,016,114 (+23,505)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
287,901 (+2,280)
35,053 (+629)
Managed Money - Long / Short
388,087 (+23,895)
26,078 (-2,841)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
138,803 (-1,856)
83,723 (+6,977)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
557-4 +3.63%
on 11/09/21
596-6 -3.18%
on 11/24/21
-3-4 (-0.60%)
since 11/02/21
3-Month
506-6 +14.01%
on 09/10/21
596-6 -3.18%
on 11/24/21
+43-6 (+8.19%)
since 09/02/21
52-Week
412-6 +39.98%
on 12/08/20
640-4 -9.80%
on 05/07/21
+164-2 (+39.72%)
since 12/02/20

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Morning Comments; Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Light Buying Surfaces

Corn Closes off Highs, Still in Black

Corn futures faded by the close, but were still in the black. December futures ended the day 4 cents off their high with a 5 cent gain, while March closed 4 3/4 cents off the high and a 4 cent recovery....

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ZCH22 : 578-0 (+1.14%)
ZCZ21 : 577-4 (+0.96%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.5759 (+0.68%)
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MWZ21 : 1047-4 (+1.01%)
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ZSF22 : 1234-0 (+0.47%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.9502 (+1.04%)
ZSH22 : 1241-0 (+0.49%)
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ZSPX21US.CM : 11.9370 (+0.93%)
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Grain Crushings

Grain Crushings - 2021-12-01

ZCH22 : 578-0 (+1.14%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.5759 (+0.94%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.1390 (+4.86%)
XVF22 : 2,645s (-0.56%)
XEF22 : 90.79 (+0.49%)
FLZ21 : 2.87000s (+0.70%)
ZCDAUS-BIW.CM : 15,357,260 (unch)
ZCYAUS-BIW.CM : 182.83 (+0.01%)
XBH22 : 244.50 (+1.98%)
Fats and Oils

Fats and Oils - 2021-12-01

ZCH22 : 578-0 (+1.14%)
ZSF22 : 1234-0 (+0.47%)
XSF22 : 4,083s (-1.11%)
XTF22 : 6,093s (-0.26%)
XVF22 : 2,645s (-0.56%)
ZMF22 : 350.9 (+0.52%)
ZLF22 : 55.80 (+1.12%)
XUK22 : 3,035s (-0.85%)
XXF22 : 9,042s (-1.87%)
RSH22 : 969.80 (+0.26%)
KOG22 : 4,650s (-0.73%)
YHF22 : 9,136s (-1.51%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 585-1
2nd Resistance Point 580-5
1st Resistance Point 576-1
Last Price 578-0
1st Support Level 567-1
2nd Support Level 562-5
3rd Support Level 558-1

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52-Week High 640-4
Last Price 578-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 553-4
Fibonacci 50% 526-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 499-6
52-Week Low 412-6

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