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Corn Mar '20 (ZCH20)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Finishes A Little Firmer on Friday

Corn futures finished the week with a 4 1/2 cent loss after ending Friday’s session mostly steady to higher. The USDA reported a private export sale of 245,872 MT of corn to Mexico under the daily reporting system with a 19/20 MY delivery. Estimates for ending stocks ahead of WASDE’s report range from as low as 1.190 bbu, to 1.960 bbu and the average estimate of polled analysts coming in at 1.902 bbu. The November forecast was 1.91 bbu. The Commitment of Traders Report showed that as of Tuesday spec traders were 85,137 contracts net short, following a 26.65% bearish shift of the position wk/wk.

DEC 19 Corn closed at $3.66 1/2, up 1 cent,

MAR 19 Corn closed at $3.76 3/4, unch,

MAY 20 Corn closed at $3.82 1/2, unch,

JUL 20 Corn closed at $3.86 3/4, down 1/4 cent

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 (82 days)
Expiration Date
03/13/20 (96 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 3, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
609,673 (-69,802)
695,918 (-34,077)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
292,989 (+19,391)
294,925 (-16,135)
Producers - Long / Short
392,428 (-61,133)
633,071 (-47,686)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
179,392 (-20,880)
24,994 (+1,398)
Managed Money - Long / Short
152,487 (+13,445)
238,069 (-17,920)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
140,502 (+5,946)
56,856 (+1,785)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
373-0 +1.21%
on 11/27/19
386-6 -2.39%
on 11/12/19
-9-0 (-2.33%)
since 11/08/19
3-Month
366-4 +3.00%
on 09/12/19
411-6 -8.32%
on 10/14/19
+10-2 (+2.79%)
since 09/09/19
52-Week
365-6 +3.21%
on 09/09/19
476-0 -20.69%
on 06/18/19
-34-2 (-8.32%)
since 12/07/18

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 381-5
1st Resistance Point 379-1
Last Price 377-6
1st Support Level 374-5
2nd Support Level 372-5

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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 377-6
52-Week Low 365-6

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