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Corn May '21 (ZCK21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Futures Up 6 to 8 Cents Early

Corn futures are starting off Monday 6 to 8 cents higher. May futures ended the Friday session 4 1/2 cents in the red, which limited the week’s gain to 8 1/4 cents. The other front months closed UNCH to 3 cents weaker.

The weekly CoT report showed managed money was 401,993 contracts net long in corn as of 4/13. That came after a 15,860 contract spec buying program through the week, pushing their long position to the largest since the week of 01/18 of 2011. Their net position (futures & options) was also the most net long since then. Commercials provided the sell paper, adding 45,492 new shorts on the week leaving them 735,606 contracts net short. 

Trade ideas for US corn planting progress are running 8 to 11%, with 8% being the five year average pace for this date. Some cash corn prices over $6.00 per bushel are popping up in the central US.  

May 21 Corn  closed at $5.85 1/2, down 4 1/2 cents, but up 8 this morning

Jul 21 Corn  closed a... 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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
04/30/21 (11 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/21 (25 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 13, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
800,786 (+6,409)
1,295,473 (+9,134)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
619,846 (+11,357)
76,560 (+4,223)
Producers - Long / Short
463,369 (+16,495)
1,221,226 (+26,725)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
300,513 (+2,673)
37,343 (-4,832)
Managed Money - Long / Short
420,776 (+17,060)
23,545 (-529)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
199,070 (-5,703)
53,015 (+4,752)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
533-6 +11.38%
on 03/30/21
601-4 -1.16%
on 04/15/21
+36-6 (+6.59%)
since 03/19/21
3-Month
494-4 +20.22%
on 01/25/21
601-4 -1.16%
on 04/15/21
+66-2 (+12.54%)
since 01/19/21
52-Week
339-6 +74.98%
on 08/12/20
601-4 -1.16%
on 04/15/21
+232-4 (+64.23%)
since 04/17/20

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Friday Firmness for Wheat

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ZWN21 : 659-6 (+0.73%)
KEPAWS.CM : 5.7833 (+0.22%)
KEN21 : 623-6 (+1.22%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 603-7
2nd Resistance Point 599-3
1st Resistance Point 592-3
Last Price 594-6
1st Support Level 580-7
2nd Support Level 576-3
3rd Support Level 569-3

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52-Week High 601-4
Last Price 594-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 501-4
Fibonacci 50% 470-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 439-6
52-Week Low 339-6

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