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Corn May '24 (ZCK24)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Recovers for Friday Rally

Corn futures settled the Friday session with contracts up 6 to 7 cents in most front months. May futures ended the week with a slight 1 ¼ cent gain, as December was down ½ cent. 

Safras & Mercado trimmed their Brazilian corn crop estimate by 0.27 MMT to 125.86 MMT. That is more in line with the current USDA projection at 124 MMT and well above the CONAB estimate of 110.97 MMT. The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange dropped their Argentine number by 2.5 MMT to 49.5 MMT on Thursday afternoon.

The large managed money spec funds in corn added 3,998 contracts to their net short position as of April 9, taking the position to 263,554 contracts. Durin that week, commercials trimmed 2,548 contracts from their small net short, at 20,771 contracts as of Tuesday. 

May 24 Corn  closed at $4.35 1/2, up 6 3/4 cents,

Nearby Cash   was $4.17 1/8, up 7 cents,

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.47 1/4, up 6 1/4 cents,

Dec 24 Corn  closed at $4.72, up 6 cents,

New Crop Cash  ... 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
$1,430/1,300
First Notice Date
04/30/24 (15 days)
Expiration Date
05/14/24 (29 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
677,996 (-20,355)
482,114 (-23,597)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
278,917 (-15,381)
469,108 (-6,526)
Producers - Long / Short
400,181 (+413)
434,775 (-420)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
240,749 (+3,209)
10,273 (+800)
Managed Money - Long / Short
160,557 (-10,088)
416,223 (-4,437)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
118,360 (-5,293)
52,885 (-2,089)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
424-4 +2.06%
on 04/02/24
448-0 -3.29%
on 03/28/24
-3-4 (-0.80%)
since 03/15/24
3-Month
408-6 +5.99%
on 02/26/24
463-0 -6.43%
on 01/25/24
-25-6 (-5.61%)
since 01/12/24
52-Week
408-6 +5.99%
on 02/26/24
637-6 -32.07%
on 06/21/23
-140-2 (-24.46%)
since 04/14/23

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 450-1
2nd Resistance Point 443-7
1st Resistance Point 439-5
Last Price 433-4
1st Support Level 429-1
2nd Support Level 422-7
3rd Support Level 418-5

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52-Week High 637-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 550-2
Fibonacci 50% 523-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 496-2
Last Price 433-4
52-Week Low 408-6

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