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Corn May '24 (ZCK24)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Getting Pulled Lower at Monday’s Midday

Corn futures are picking up where they left off on Friday, as contracts are down 5 to 7 ½ cents across the board on Monday’s midday. Pressure is apparent from the double-digit losses in wheat and beans. Weather forecast over the next week calling for rainfall in the WCB are easing prices at midday. The more extended out looks to the end of the month do call for warmer temps, but above normal precip as well.  

USDA’s Export Inspections report tallied 1.29 MMT (50.7 mbu) of corn shipped in the week that ended on June 13. That was a 4.02% drop from the week prior but a large jump of 54.86% from the same week in 2023. The top destination was Mexico, with 342,967 MT headed that way, and Japan close behind at 333,656 MT in shipments. Accumulated exports for corn this marketing year have totaled 40.41 MMT (1.59 bbu), up 26.54% from last year. 

Brazil’s second crop corn harvest was pegged at 21% complete as of June 13 in the center-south region, above the 5% for the same period... 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
Expiration Date
05/14/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
684,662 (-17,804)
548,998 (+1,781)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
367,952 (+28,808)
468,984 (+9,907)
Producers - Long / Short
405,024 (+4,773)
504,320 (+25,560)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
253,755 (+2,710)
18,795 (+1,508)
Managed Money - Long / Short
203,123 (+3,193)
423,115 (+3,577)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
164,829 (+25,615)
45,869 (+6,330)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
426-2 +6.45%
on 04/18/24
461-4 -1.68%
on 05/13/24
+18-2 (+4.19%)
since 04/12/24
3-Month
408-6 +11.01%
on 02/26/24
461-4 -1.68%
on 05/13/24
+16-4 (+3.77%)
since 02/14/24
52-Week
408-6 +11.01%
on 02/26/24
637-6 -28.85%
on 06/21/23
-72-0 (-13.69%)
since 05/12/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 466-4
2nd Resistance Point 463-6
1st Resistance Point 458-6
Last Price 453-6s
1st Support Level 451-0
2nd Support Level 448-2
3rd Support Level 443-2

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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 453-6s
52-Week Low 408-6

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