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Corn Mar '19 (ZCH19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures ended the Thursday session with most contracts 3 to 4 3/4 cents higher, with support coming from seeming progress on the Trade War front. The weekly update to the EIA report showed production last week was down 33,000 barrels per day and back below 1 million bpd to 996,000. Even with the lower production, ethanol stocks were up 447,000 barrels to 23.913 million barrels. The USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum showed forecast 2019 corn acreage at 92 million acres, which would be 2.9 million larger than last year. Analysts are expecting Friday’s Export Sales report to show 4-7 MMT in old crop sales and 50,000-250,000 MT in new crop bookings in the weeks of Jan 10-Feb 14.Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.75 1/2, up 4 3/4 cents,May 19 Corn closed at $3.84 1/4, up 4 3/4 cents,Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.92 1/4, up 4 3/4 centsSep 19 Corn closed at $3.96 1/4, up 3 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
$770/700
First Notice Date
02/28/19 (6 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/19 (20 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
731,185 (+27,579)
832,023 (-1,180)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
373,508 (-22,936)
258,636 (+10,194)
Producers - Long / Short
458,300 (+17,637)
733,318 (-11,910)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
191,425 (-832)
17,245 (-44)
Managed Money - Long / Short
204,165 (-29,206)
213,997 (+13,945)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
169,343 (+6,270)
44,639 (-3,751)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
368-4 +2.24%
on 02/20/19
381-6 -1.31%
on 02/08/19
-2-2 (-0.59%)
since 01/22/19
3-Month
367-2 +2.59%
on 11/26/18
387-6 -2.84%
on 12/12/18
+4-0 (+1.07%)
since 11/21/18
52-Week
354-6 +6.20%
on 09/18/18
437-0 -13.79%
on 05/29/18
-28-2 (-6.98%)
since 02/22/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 382-7
1st Resistance Point 379-1
Last Price 376-4
1st Support Level 371-1
2nd Support Level 366-7

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52-Week High 437-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 405-5
Fibonacci 50% 395-7
Fibonacci 38.2% 386-1
Last Price 376-4
52-Week Low 354-6

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