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Corn Mar '23 (ZCH23)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes Mostly Red on Friday

The March corn contract ended the last trade day of the week with a fractional gain, while the other nearby contracts went home 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 cents in the red. That added to the board’s inverse, which now has a 3 cent discount to May and has July 17 1/4 cents under the March. December is nearly a dollar/bu below the spot market with a 95 3/4 cent discount to March. 

The weekly CFTC report had managed money funds buying 12.9k corn contracts and selling 3.3k short. That moved their net long position to above 200k contracts for the first time since 11/8. The commercial corn hedgers were shown 395,931 contracts net short as of 1/24. That was a 5k contract weaker net short through the week given closed hedges. 

USDA saw the week’s average ethanol prices as 1 to 7 cents weaker from $1.97 to $2.20/gal regionally. DDGS were reported from $220/ton in Ohio to $315/ton in NE through the week – which was within $20 of last week but mostly $5-$15/ton lower. The cash corn oil market... 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
02/28/23 (31 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/23 (45 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
558,456 (-250)
764,118 (-8,386)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
388,317 (+11,585)
110,948 (+6,089)
Producers - Long / Short
307,668 (+621)
726,173 (-8,739)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
234,844 (-1,461)
22,001 (-237)
Managed Money - Long / Short
269,201 (+8,967)
65,695 (+4,326)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
119,116 (+2,618)
45,253 (+1,763)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
648-2 +5.36%
on 01/10/23
688-6 -0.83%
on 01/18/23
+8-2 (+1.22%)
since 12/27/22
3-Month
635-0 +7.56%
on 12/07/22
704-6 -3.09%
on 10/31/22
-4-6 (-0.69%)
since 10/27/22
52-Week
568-6 +20.09%
on 07/22/22
768-4 -11.13%
on 05/16/22
+108-6 (+18.94%)
since 01/27/22

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Wheat Sees Spread Trading on Friday

SRW futures closed the last trade day of the week with 1 3/4 to 2 3/4 cent losses. The hard red wheats extended their premiums as KC rallied 1 3/4 to 5 cents on the day and MPLS gained 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 cents....

ZWH23 : 750-0s (-0.33%)
ZWK23 : 758-6s (-0.23%)
ZWPAES.CM : 6.9588 (-0.35%)
KEH23 : 869-2s (+0.52%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.3412 (+0.54%)
MWH23 : 921-4s (+0.38%)
Soy Futures Fade on Friday

At the close beans were 14 cents weaker in the March contract and a dime in the red in the May. The other nearby beans closed fractionally to 8 1/2 cents lower. March is still at a nickel premium to May...

ZSH23 : 1509-4s (-0.92%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.7192 (-0.96%)
ZSK23 : 1504-4s (-0.68%)
ZSN23 : 1496-0s (-0.56%)
Corn Closes Mostly Red on Friday

The March corn contract ended the last trade day of the week with a fractional gain, while the other nearby contracts went home 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 cents in the red. That added to the board’s inverse, which...

ZCH23 : 683-0s (unch)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.8572 (+0.12%)
ZCK23 : 680-0s (unch)
ZCN23 : 665-6s (-0.34%)
Is Corn Ready for a Seasonal February Rally?

After correcting a portion of the recent rally off the seasonal lows, corn appears to be ready to resume its post-harvest rally, as February has historically seen the uptrend continue into the first week...

ZCH23 : 683-0s (unch)
XNH23 : 683-0s (unch)
CORN : 26.54 (-0.15%)
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SRW Red to Hard Red Gains

Friday wheat spreading has the CBT market down by 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 cents through midday, while the hard red classes remain in the black. KC HRW is trading 3 3/4 to 5 3/4 cents higher so far and MPLS HRS...

ZWH23 : 750-0s (-0.33%)
ZWK23 : 758-6s (-0.23%)
ZWPAES.CM : 6.9588 (-0.35%)
KEH23 : 869-2s (+0.52%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.3412 (+0.54%)
MWH23 : 921-4s (+0.38%)
Weaker Bean Prices Through Friday

Midday soy quotes are red so far for Friday. Beans are fractionally lower in new crop to a dime in the red for March. Meal quotes are down by $2 to $2.70/ton in the front months. Soybean oil futures are...

ZSH23 : 1509-4s (-0.92%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.7192 (-0.96%)
ZSK23 : 1504-4s (-0.68%)
ZSN23 : 1496-0s (-0.56%)
Mixed Corn Board at Midday

The Friday trades have corn prices mixed with a penny stronger old crop and a penny weaker new crop. The spot (March) premium to December is now 95 cents on the board. USDA saw the week’s average ethanol...

ZCH23 : 683-0s (unch)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.8572 (+0.12%)
ZCK23 : 680-0s (unch)
ZCN23 : 665-6s (-0.34%)
Friday's Last Call: 2023 HRW Wheat, The Crop That's Not

The Kansas City (HRW) looks to be in position to change direction as spring comes into view, partly due to the 2023 HRW crop being not due to draught.

KEPAUS.CM : 8.3286 (+0.55%)
KEN23 : 853-2s (+0.53%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 694-3
2nd Resistance Point 690-1
1st Resistance Point 686-5
Last Price 683-0s
1st Support Level 678-7
2nd Support Level 674-5
3rd Support Level 671-1

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52-Week High 768-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 692-2
Last Price 683-0s
Fibonacci 50% 668-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 645-0
52-Week Low 568-6

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