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Corn Sep '14 (ZCU14)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn at Overnight Highs into Day Session

Report day is starting with corn trading at the top end of the 3 1/4 cent overnight range. Corn prices turned red on Tuesday, but the March contract stayed within Monday’s range. The board was 4 to 5 1/2 cents weaker at the closing bell. Preliminary open interest showed some net new selling, up 4,160 contracts on the day. New crop December corn ended at an 80 1/2 cent discount to the March contract. 

Monthly export data from Census confirmed the December corn export was 3.69 MMT or 145.4 mbu. That set the MYTD pace at 426.23 mbu officially through the first 4 months. DDGS shipments were reported at 887,433 MT, a 22% increase from November but a 5% lower volume yr/yr. Ethanol exports were down 38% from December ’21 and were 9% lower mo/mo with 74.16m gallons shipped. 

Ahead of USDA’s WASDE report analysts surveyed expect a 31.4 mbu larger domestic corn carryout – likely stemming from an export trim or ethanol cut. The low end is expecting carryout to get 42 mbu tighter, w... 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
$2,475/2,250
First Notice Date
08/29/14
Expiration Date
09/12/14 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Sep '14
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
558,456 (-250)
764,118 (-8,386)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
388,317 (+11,585)
110,948 (+6,089)
Producers - Long / Short
307,668 (+621)
726,173 (-8,739)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
234,844 (-1,461)
22,001 (-237)
Managed Money - Long / Short
269,201 (+8,967)
65,695 (+4,326)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
119,116 (+2,618)
45,253 (+1,763)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
329-0 +3.04%
on 09/11/14
370-0 -8.38%
on 08/18/14
-19-4 (-5.44%)
since 08/12/14
3-Month
329-0 +3.04%
on 09/11/14
453-0 -25.17%
on 06/23/14
-101-0 (-22.95%)
since 06/12/14
52-Week
329-0 +3.04%
on 09/11/14
519-6 -34.78%
on 04/09/14
-159-2 (-31.96%)
since 09/12/13

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The USDA Report is Out!

The USDA report is out and markets are on the move...trading right back to levels not seen since minutes before the report was released.

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ZSH23 : 1518-6 (+0.23%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.7610 (+0.21%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.4265 (-1.02%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : 4,765,538 (+0.08%)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 52.96 (+0.11%)
XSH23 : 4,884s (-0.71%)
XTK23 : 5,566s (+0.25%)
ZCH23 : 678-0 (+0.59%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.8071 (+0.52%)
ZCBAUS.CM : 0.0270 (-15.36%)
XVH23 : 2,791s (-0.64%)
XEU23 : 86.50 (+0.25%)
Happy WASDE Day!

Despite history telling us today's WASDE report will be a dud, it's still something to look forward to as markets flirt with some major technical levels.

Wheat Setting Higher into Report Day

Wheat futures are trading fractionally to 4 cents in the black so far this morning. KC HRW futures extended their gains for the week with Tuesday adding 3 1/2 to 9 3/4 cents to the upside across the front...

ZWH23 : 762-0 (+1.63%)
ZWK23 : 772-4 (+1.48%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.0145 (+1.71%)
KEH23 : 897-4 (+1.33%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.6409 (+1.41%)
MWH23 : 927-6 (+1.14%)
Meal and Beans Higher Into Report Day

Soybean prices are trading with 5 to 11 cent gains, with meal recovering $5.40 to $6.40, so far on report day. The meal market continued its pull back on Tuesday with another 1.4% to 1.5% loss on the day...

ZSH23 : 1518-6 (+0.23%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.7610 (+0.21%)
ZSK23 : 1513-0 (+0.18%)
ZSN23 : 1505-4 (+0.08%)
Corn at Overnight Highs into Day Session

Report day is starting with corn trading at the top end of the 3 1/4 cent overnight range. Corn prices turned red on Tuesday, but the March contract stayed within Monday’s range. The board was 4 to 5...

ZCH23 : 678-0 (+0.59%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.8071 (+0.52%)
ZCK23 : 676-0 (+0.45%)
ZCN23 : 665-4 (+0.45%)
Shootin' the Bull about new contract highs

Most contract months equaled, or barely exceeded Monday's contract high.  Although there remains a few more days before the seasonality kicks in, the weak close today off contract high has my attention....

Tuesday Closed Mixed in Wheat Market

KC HRW futures extended their gains for the week with Tuesday adding 3 1/2 to 9 3/4 cents to the upside across the front months. Chicago wheat prices ended the day mixed with fractional old crop losses...

ZWH23 : 762-0 (+1.63%)
ZWK23 : 772-4 (+1.48%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.0145 (+1.71%)
KEH23 : 897-4 (+1.33%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.6409 (+1.41%)
MWH23 : 927-6 (+1.14%)
Soy Prices Close Mixed on Tuesday

The meal market continued its decline through Tuesday with another 1.4% to 1.5% loss on the day – coming shortly after making contract highs on Friday. Soybean oil futures bounced on Tuesday with 2.3%...

ZSH23 : 1518-6 (+0.23%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.7610 (+0.21%)
ZSK23 : 1513-0 (+0.18%)
ZSN23 : 1505-4 (+0.08%)
Tuesday Losses in Corn Trade

Corn prices turned red on Tuesday, but the March contract stayed within Monday’s range. The board was 4 to 5 1/2 cents weaker at the closing bell. New crop December corn ended at an 80 1/2 cent discount...

ZCH23 : 678-0 (+0.59%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.8071 (+0.52%)
ZCK23 : 676-0 (+0.45%)
ZCN23 : 665-4 (+0.45%)

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 344-7
1st Resistance Point 341-7
Last Price 339-0s
1st Support Level 333-1
2nd Support Level 327-3
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 519-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 446-7
Fibonacci 50% 424-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 401-7
Last Price 339-0s
52-Week Low 329-0

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