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Corn Mar '24 (ZCH24)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn 1 to 2 Cents Higher on Friday, July Up 12 1/4 for Week

Corn futures closed mid-range on Friday, settling ¾ to 2 cents higher on the day.  For the week, July was up 12 ¼ and new crop December was up 11 3/4. The markets are closed for Memorial Day on Monday. They will resume trading on Monday night as normal for the Tuesday session. 

Total US corn export sale commitments are now at 90% of the USDA full year forecast at 49.277 MMT, 7% behind the normal pace for this time in the marketing year. Actual shipments are 67% of that projection, vs. the 72% average pace. For new crop, accumulated sales have totaled 2.61 MMT, which is down 5.2% from the same week a year ago. 

Commitment of Traders data showed managed money adding back 49,991 contracts to their net short in corn futures and options in the week of May 21. That took their short position back up to 121,162 contracts as of Tuesday. Commercials trimmed their net short position by 33,932 contracts by that date to 146,685 contracts.

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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
$1,430/1,300
First Notice Date
02/29/24
Expiration Date
03/14/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
650,663 (+18,185)
574,578 (-17,495)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
332,720 (-4,497)
374,547 (+37,554)
Producers - Long / Short
356,732 (+18,014)
518,755 (-16,502)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
255,714 (-11)
17,606 (-1,175)
Managed Money - Long / Short
211,949 (-11,436)
327,594 (+42,919)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
120,771 (+6,939)
46,953 (-5,365)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
394-4 +7.10%
on 02/26/24
435-0 -2.87%
on 03/12/24
-1-6 (-0.41%)
since 02/14/24
3-Month
394-4 +7.10%
on 02/26/24
484-0 -12.71%
on 12/15/23
-56-6 (-11.84%)
since 12/14/23
52-Week
394-4 +7.10%
on 02/26/24
636-2 -33.60%
on 06/21/23
-145-4 (-25.62%)
since 03/14/23

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Corn 1 to 2 Cents Higher on Friday, July Up 12 1/4 for Week

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 428-3
2nd Resistance Point 427-1
1st Resistance Point 424-7
Last Price 422-4s
1st Support Level 421-3
2nd Support Level 420-1
3rd Support Level 417-7

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52-Week High 636-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 543-7
Fibonacci 50% 515-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 486-7
Last Price 422-4s
52-Week Low 394-4

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