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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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Commodity Profile

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Contract
Corn
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Margin/Maintenance
$880/800
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 14, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
755,622 (-28,209)
850,300 (-29,876)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
513,207 (-10,331)
390,501 (-11,722)
Producers - Long / Short
500,755 (+5,358)
767,517 (+9,551)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
205,230 (+8,494)
33,146 (+2,634)
Managed Money - Long / Short
249,690 (-7,647)
309,829 (-15,533)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
263,517 (-2,684)
80,672 (+3,811)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
364-2 +5.28%
on 02/22/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+16-2 (+4.42%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+35-0 (+10.04%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
426-0 -9.98%
on 07/11/17
-9-6 (-2.48%)
since 03/14/17

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Agricharts Market Commentary

Fri Aug 17, 4:21PM CDT
Corn futures closed the day with fractional to 1 cent losses in most nearby contracts, as September was up 1.82% on the week. CFTC data on Friday showed spec traders trimming their net short position in corn futures and options by 4,743 contracts during the reporting week that ended on Tuesday, taking it to -24,962 contracts. Total export commitments are now 99% of the USDA full year projection, with 104% the normal pace for mid-August (there are always sales that can’t be shipped rolled over to new crop). Exports are just 88% of that 17/18 estimate vs. the 93% average, as there are still 6.849 MMT in unshipped sales with just a shade over 3 reporting weeks left in the MY. China sold 850,780 MT of corn from state reserves into the domestic market on Friday, totaling 21.49% of the amount offered.Sep 18 Corn closed at $3.64 1/4, down 1 cent,Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.78 3/4, down 1 cent,Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.90 3/4, down 3/4 centMay 19 Corn closed at $3.97 3/4, down 3/4 cent

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 387-4
1st Resistance Point 385-4
Last Price 383-4s
1st Support Level 382-4
2nd Support Level 381-4

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52-Week High 426-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 395-2
Fibonacci 50% 385-6
Last Price 383-4s
Fibonacci 38.2% 376-2
52-Week Low 345-4

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