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Corn Dec '17 (ZCZ17)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are trading 1 to 1 1/2 cents higher this morning. They ended the Thursday session with most contracts steady to a penny lower. Dec futures will expire today. Open interest was down to 371 contracts. The USDA Export Sales report showed 18/19 corn sales in the week of 12/6 at 903,164 MT. That was down 23.3% from last week but still 4.18% larger than the same week in 2017. Japan was the lead buyer of 608,400 MT, with 234,600 MT sold to Mexico. USDA reported 161,440 MT. Export shipments were down from the week prior at 952,132 MT, but still 37.83% above the same week a year ago.--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$880/800
First Notice Date
11/30/17
Expiration Date
12/14/17 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Dec '17
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
714,088 (-91,718)
831,723 (-11,454)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
392,602 (+56,592)
268,873 (-25,115)
Producers - Long / Short
446,006 (-88,830)
745,349 (-7,221)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
204,659 (+2,136)
22,951 (+791)
Managed Money - Long / Short
259,022 (+43,199)
219,112 (-27,765)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
133,580 (+13,393)
49,761 (+2,650)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
335-2 +0.30%
on 12/12/17
347-0 -3.10%
on 11/22/17
-1-2 (-0.37%)
since 11/14/17
3-Month
335-2 +0.30%
on 12/12/17
358-0 -6.08%
on 09/29/17
-18-0 (-5.08%)
since 09/14/17
52-Week
335-2 +0.30%
on 12/12/17
417-2 -19.41%
on 07/11/17
-53-6 (-13.78%)
since 12/14/16

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 338-5
1st Resistance Point 337-3
Last Price 336-2s
1st Support Level 335-5
2nd Support Level 335-1

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52-Week High 417-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 385-7
Fibonacci 50% 376-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 366-5
Last Price 336-2s
52-Week Low 335-2

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