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Corn Mar '22 (ZCH22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Bounces into the Weekend

Friday’s 4 to 5 cent gains in old crop left the board fractionally mixed for the week. New crop futures bounced 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents, ending with Dec ’23 as a net 1/4 cent gain for the week. 

Chinese Dalian Corn Futures were trading on Thursday while the US was closed, and they were off their high at the bell by 11 yuan on a 9 yuan/MT gain. Today the Jan contract was up another 55 yuan/MT while March gained 30 yuan. 

USDA reported 1.85 MMT of corn was booked during the week of 11/17. That was near the low end of estimates and included 1.47 MMT of previously announced business to Mexico. Accumulated commitments are now at 17.75 MMT with 5.4 MMT shipped to date, compared to the USDA’s 54.6 MMT November WASDE forecast. Mexico also bought 625k MT of new crop corn during the week, as the exclusive buyer. New crop 2023/24 forward sales sit at 939k MT compared to 564k MT at this time last year. 

The EU Commission reduced their corn production forecast by 1.6 MMT to 53.3 M... 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
$2,475/2,250
First Notice Date
02/28/22
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 15, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
667,033 (+9,752)
878,895 (-32,568)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
386,487 (-50,980)
133,579 (-2,334)
Producers - Long / Short
384,712 (+1,014)
835,811 (-36,186)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
259,112 (+2,316)
19,875 (-2,804)
Managed Money - Long / Short
229,227 (-51,473)
63,380 (+4,488)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
157,260 (+493)
70,199 (-6,822)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
636-2 +14.46%
on 02/16/22
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+90-2 (+14.15%)
since 02/15/22
3-Month
584-4 +24.59%
on 12/16/21
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+142-4 (+24.33%)
since 12/15/21
52-Week
457-4 +59.18%
on 03/30/21
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+242-0 (+49.77%)
since 03/15/21

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XSF23 : 5,036s (+0.90%)
ZSF23 : 1436-2s (unch)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.1348 (+0.03%)
ZSH23 : 1442-2s (unch)
ZSK23 : 1449-6s (+0.07%)
Afternoon Tumble in Wheat Futures

After trading modestly higher through midday on Friday, the wheat markets turned south and ended the day down by double digits. SRW futures closed 13 to 18 cents weaker in the front months, which completed...

ZWZ22 : 775-4s (-2.27%)
ZWH23 : 797-0s (-2.03%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.0899 (-2.46%)
KEZ22 : 922-0s (-0.89%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.8387 (-0.93%)
MWZ22 : 957-2s (unch)
Corn Bounces into the Weekend

Friday’s 4 to 5 cent gains in old crop left the board fractionally mixed for the week. New crop futures bounced 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents, ending with Dec ’23 as a net 1/4 cent gain for the week. Chinese...

XVF23 : 2,916s (+1.29%)
ZCZ22 : 668-0s (+0.72%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.7555 (+0.75%)
ZCH23 : 671-2s (+0.75%)
ZCK23 : 670-0s (+0.68%)
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Firmness in Friday Wheat

Wheat markets are working near UNCH but in the black so far, with CBT fractionally to 1 cent in the black. KC wheat futures are higher, but gains are limited to 3 1/2 cents. MPLS wheats are up by 4 cents...

ZWZ22 : 775-4s (-2.27%)
ZWH23 : 797-0s (-2.03%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.0899 (-2.46%)
KEZ22 : 922-0s (-0.89%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.8387 (-0.93%)
MWZ22 : 957-2s (unch)
Beans Red at Midday

Soybeans are giving back 1 to 3 1/4 cents at midday on the shortened Friday session. Meal prices are trading $0.80 to $1.60 weaker so far. BO futures are within 20 points of UNCH trading mixed but mostly...

XSF23 : 5,036s (+0.90%)
ZSF23 : 1436-2s (unch)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.1348 (+0.03%)
ZSH23 : 1442-2s (unch)
ZSK23 : 1449-6s (+0.07%)
Friday Rally in Corn Market

Corn prices are up by 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 cents so far for Friday. It will be a shortened session. Corn ended Wednesday with 3 1/4 to 7 cent gains in the front months. December options expire today, with ToS...

XVF23 : 2,916s (+1.29%)
ZCZ22 : 668-0s (+0.72%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.7555 (+0.75%)
ZCH23 : 671-2s (+0.75%)
ZCK23 : 670-0s (+0.68%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 771-4
2nd Resistance Point 761-6
1st Resistance Point 745-0
Last Price 728-2s
1st Support Level 718-4
2nd Support Level 708-6
3rd Support Level 692-0

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52-Week High 800-0
Last Price 728-2s
Fibonacci 61.8% 669-1
Fibonacci 50% 628-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 588-3
52-Week Low 457-4

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