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Corn May '24 (ZCK24)
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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Futures Fell by a Nickel on Thursday

The front month corn market dropped another 4 to 5 ¾ cents on Thursday. The March contract was 1 ¾ cents off the low for the bell after an 11 ¼ cent range. The Mar/Dec spread widened to 47 ¼ cents at the close.  

EIA data showed ethanol output increased 1k bpd to 1.084 million barrels per day through the week that ended 2/16. Ethanol stocks were 308k barrels less to 25.5 million. 

USDA announced a private export sale for 126k MT of old crop sorghum to China this morning. Pre-report surveys show analysts are looking for FAS data to show between 700k MT and 1.5 MMT for the week that ended 2/15. New crop corn bookings are expected to be below 50k MT. 

Brazil’s Anec expects Feb corn shipments to total 716,718 MT, compared to 1.9 MMT last year. 

 

Mar 24 Corn  closed at $4.06, down 5 cents,

Nearby Cash   was $3.88 1/2, down 4 3/4 cents,

May 24 Corn  closed at $4.18 1/2, down 5 3/4 cents,

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.30 3/4, down 5 cents,

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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
$1,430/1,300
First Notice Date
04/30/24 (67 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/24 (81 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn May '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 13, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
730,978 (-11,338)
467,474 (-30,851)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
281,214 (+5,250)
527,153 (+21,767)
Producers - Long / Short
458,996 (-1,491)
430,526 (-19,676)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
243,179 (+1,282)
8,145 (-46)
Managed Money - Long / Short
177,104 (+8,476)
482,107 (+19,801)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
104,110 (-3,226)
45,046 (+1,966)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
417-0 +0.72%
on 02/22/24
463-0 -9.29%
on 01/25/24
-36-6 (-8.05%)
since 01/23/24
3-Month
417-0 +0.72%
on 02/22/24
504-6 -16.79%
on 12/06/23
-79-0 (-15.83%)
since 11/22/23
52-Week
417-0 +0.72%
on 02/22/24
637-6 -34.14%
on 06/21/23
-178-0 (-29.77%)
since 02/23/23

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 437-1
2nd Resistance Point 432-7
1st Resistance Point 425-5
Last Price 420-2
1st Support Level 414-1
2nd Support Level 409-7
3rd Support Level 402-5

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52-Week High 637-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 553-3
Fibonacci 50% 527-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 501-3
Last Price 420-2
52-Week Low 417-0

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