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Corn Sep '20 (ZCU20)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market Ends Lower

Corn prices were 1 1/4 to 5 1/2 cents lower going home. December prices ended the session 6 1/2 cents off the low as some shorts covered while waiting to see the Crop Progress numbers. 

The weekly Crop Progress report showed 93% of 2021/22 corn was dented as of 9/19. The average is for 89%. NASS data showed 57% of the crop reached maturity, up from last week’s 37% and the 47% average for this date. Harvest had progressed 6% points to 10% complete as of 9/19. That is now 1% ahead of the average pace. Harvest in TX was 70% completed as ND corn cutting also began during the week. Corn conditions were up by 1 point on the Brugler500 Index, to 353, as the Good/Ex category improves 1ppt to 59%. Sorghum harvest from the weekly Crop Progress update had reached 25% completion, compared to the 5-yr average of 28%. 

USDA’s weekly Export Inspections data showed 403,104 MT of corn was shipped during the week ending 9/16. That was up from 159k MT last week, but trailed 768,084 during... 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
$2,310/2,100
First Notice Date
08/31/20
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 Sep 14, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
697,234 (+4,695)
888,560 (-2,218)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
370,349 (-11,865)
111,715 (-2,722)
Producers - Long / Short
397,222 (+9,131)
844,243 (-1,114)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
287,616 (-4,231)
31,921 (-899)
Managed Money - Long / Short
248,897 (-7,636)
51,140 (-3,191)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
121,452 (-4,229)
60,575 (+469)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
320-6 +11.46%
on 08/20/20
366-6 -2.52%
on 09/14/20
+33-0 (+10.17%)
since 08/14/20
3-Month
307-2 +16.35%
on 08/07/20
366-6 -2.52%
on 09/14/20
+23-0 (+6.88%)
since 06/12/20
52-Week
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

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

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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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