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Corn May '20 (ZCK20)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Goes into Weekend on Losses

Friday trades left the front months 2 1/2 to 3 cents lower, but May futures were still up 2 1/4 cents on the week. Private exporters reported an export sale of 114,048 MT of corn to unknown under the USDA daily system, for 2019/20 MY delivery. On March 24 managed money funds were net short 108,549 contracts for corn. That was their largest net short in 15 weeks, and came about mostly via long liquidation. International Grain Council estimates the World corn crop will be 4.3% higher yr/yr to about 1,160 MMT. Brazil’s Safras projected corn output at 105.8 MMT, well above USDA’s estimate of 101.0 MMT.

May 20 Corn closed at $3.46, down 2 3/4 cents,

Jul 20 Corn closed at $3.51 3/4, down 2 1/2 cents,

Sep 20 Corn closed at $3.56, down 3 cents,

Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.64 1/4, down 3 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
$1,100/1,000
First Notice Date
04/30/20 (31 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/20 (45 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
674,712 (+9,568)
667,278 (-11,000)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
266,809 (-20,120)
300,335 (-4,904)
Producers - Long / Short
440,225 (+18,028)
604,273 (-14,540)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
200,483 (-7,926)
29,001 (+4,074)
Managed Money - Long / Short
137,880 (-18,394)
250,105 (-8)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
128,929 (-1,726)
50,230 (-4,896)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
332-0 +4.22%
on 03/18/20
386-6 -10.54%
on 03/04/20
-22-2 (-6.04%)
since 02/28/20
3-Month
332-0 +4.22%
on 03/18/20
398-6 -13.23%
on 01/23/20
-50-6 (-12.79%)
since 12/27/19
52-Week
332-0 +4.22%
on 03/18/20
476-4 -27.39%
on 06/18/19
-57-4 (-14.25%)
since 03/29/19

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 353-5
1st Resistance Point 349-7
Last Price 346-2
1st Support Level 342-3
2nd Support Level 338-5

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52-Week High 476-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 421-2
Fibonacci 50% 404-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 387-2
Last Price 346-2
52-Week Low 332-0

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