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Corn Sep '20 (ZCU20)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Comes Back to Close Fractionally Lower

Corn futures came back from being down 10 cents overnight to settle with fractional losses in the front months. Profit taking was likely to blame with the upcoming holiday. Deferred contracts were higher. Double digit gains in wheat were supportive. Wednesday’s EIA report is expected to show a slight uptick in both ethanol production and stocks. Turkey purchased at least 350,000 MT of corn in a tender on Tuesday. Chinese Customs import data showed 1.14 MMT of corn was imported in October, well above last year. That brought the YTD total to 7.82 MMT, up 97.3% from a year ago and above their official TRQ of 7.2 MMT. Sorghum imports have totaled 4.02 MMT this year, nearly 4.5 times larger than in 2019.

DEC 20 Corn closed at $4.25 3/4, down 3/4 cent,MAR 21 Corn closed at $4.32 1/2, down 3/4 cent,MAY 21 Corn closed at $4.35 1/2, down 1 centJUL 21 Corn closed at $4.36 1/2, up 1/4 cent

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
09/14/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 17, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
849,459 (+22,343)
1,219,662 (+21,125)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
535,886 (-1,428)
124,386 (+9,731)
Producers - Long / Short
505,633 (+2,532)
1,122,953 (+7,907)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
293,403 (+6,143)
46,286 (-450)
Managed Money - Long / Short
330,834 (-1,347)
62,724 (-632)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
205,052 (-81)
61,662 (+10,363)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
320-6 +11.46%
on 08/20/20
366-6 -2.52%
on 09/14/20
+33-0 (+10.17%)
since 08/14/20
307-2 +16.35%
on 08/07/20
366-6 -2.52%
on 09/14/20
+23-0 (+6.88%)
since 06/12/20
307-2 +16.35%
on 08/07/20
410-0 -12.80%
on 10/14/19
-43-2 (-10.79%)
since 09/13/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 369-7
1st Resistance Point 363-5
Last Price 357-4s
1st Support Level 354-3
2nd Support Level 351-3

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52-Week High 410-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 370-6
Fibonacci 50% 358-5
Last Price 357-4s
Fibonacci 38.2% 346-4
52-Week Low 307-2

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