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Corn May '18 (ZCK18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures closed the Tuesday session with most contracts 2 to 5 cents lower, with pressure coming from wheat. The weekly Export Inspections report showed shipments of 941,811 MT of corn in the week of 2/14. That was slightly below last year but 25.34% larger than the previous week. Mexico and Japan were the top two destinations in that week. Inspections YTD are still 44.90% larger than the same time frame last year. The EIA report will be pushed back to Thursday this week due to Monday’s President’s Day holiday. A Reuters poll of analysts shows Brazil’s estimated second crop corn acreage at 12 million hectares (29.65 million acres).Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.69 3/4, down 5 cents,May 19 Corn closed at $3.78, down 4 3/4 cents,Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.86, down 4 1/2 centsSep 19 Corn closed at $3.90 3/4, down 3 1/2 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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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. (Settle 1:15pm) (Sun-Fri) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
05/14/18 (expired)

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Corn May '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May 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
376-2 +3.39%
on 04/23/18
400-0 -2.75%
on 05/04/18
+2-6 (+0.71%)
since 04/13/18
369-2 +5.35%
on 03/23/18
400-0 -2.75%
on 05/04/18
+13-4 (+3.60%)
since 02/15/18
353-6 +9.96%
on 01/12/18
430-0 -9.53%
on 07/11/17
-12-2 (-3.05%)
since 05/15/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 390-0
1st Resistance Point 389-4
Last Price 389-0s
1st Support Level 388-0
2nd Support Level 387-0

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52-Week High 430-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 400-7
Fibonacci 50% 391-7
Last Price 389-0s
Fibonacci 38.2% 382-7
52-Week Low 353-6

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