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Corn May '20 (ZCK20)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Trading Higher

Thursday corn futures are in the black with 2 to 5 3/4 cent gains. Basis continues to be 8 to 10 cents firmer than average due to the depressed futures prices. USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed lower than the anticipated new crop corn sales. At 655,440 MT, new crop bookings were up 60% wk/wk and 392% above the same week last year. Accumulated NMY corn sales are 5.362 MMT, which is 60% above forward bookings ahead of the 19/20 MT. Old crop export sales were 981,068 MMT pushing accumulated commitments to 1.712 bbu. With 8 weeks to go commitments are at 96.5% of USDA’s MY forecast. That compares to last year, when accumulated commitments through week 45 were 93% of USDA’s forecast.

Sep 20 Corn is at $3.32, up 5 3/4 cents,

Dec 20 Corn is at $3.39, up 5 cents,

Mar 21 Corn is at $3.49 1/2, up 5 cents,

May 21 Corn is at $3.56, up 4 1/4 cents,

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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
$990/900
First Notice Date
04/30/20
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 7, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
786,739 (-10,815)
666,433 (+35,263)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
256,472 (-13,802)
363,711 (-64,007)
Producers - Long / Short
516,596 (-15,056)
575,792 (+33,652)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
233,346 (+3,015)
53,844 (+385)
Managed Money - Long / Short
156,509 (-7,389)
306,847 (-68,719)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
99,963 (-6,413)
56,864 (+4,712)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
300-2 +6.66%
on 04/29/20
326-6 -1.99%
on 04/15/20
-5-6 (-1.76%)
since 04/14/20
3-Month
300-2 +6.66%
on 04/29/20
387-4 -17.35%
on 02/18/20
-61-6 (-16.16%)
since 02/14/20
52-Week
300-2 +6.66%
on 04/29/20
476-4 -32.79%
on 06/18/19
-86-2 (-21.22%)
since 05/14/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 320-2
1st Resistance Point 320-2
Last Price 320-2s
1st Support Level 320-2
2nd Support Level 320-2

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52-Week High 476-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 409-1
Fibonacci 50% 388-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 367-5
Last Price 320-2s
52-Week Low 300-2

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