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Corn Dec '18 (ZCZ18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are currently steady to 1 1/4 cents higher since ending the Friday session with most contracts fractionally mixed. Dalian futures (China) traded at the lowest prices since January 16 on Monday. A private export sale of 205,744 MT of corn was reported by the USDA on Friday morning for 2018/19 delivery to unknown destinations. Safras & Mercado trimmed their Brazil production estimate slightly to 93.305 MMT, a little under the 94.5 MMT from Feb 8 USDA figure.--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. (Settle 1:15pm) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$770/700
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Dec '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 22, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
703,606 (+735)
833,203 (+8,183)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
396,444 (-8,247)
248,442 (-21,391)
Producers - Long / Short
440,663 (-3,778)
745,228 (+17,530)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
192,257 (+9,051)
17,289 (-4,809)
Managed Money - Long / Short
233,371 (-4,054)
200,052 (-21,679)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
163,073 (-4,193)
48,390 (+288)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
355-2 +6.05%
on 11/26/18
379-0 -0.59%
on 12/14/18
+9-6 (+2.66%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
342-4 +10.00%
on 09/18/18
379-0 -0.59%
on 12/14/18
+25-0 (+7.11%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
342-4 +10.00%
on 09/18/18
429-4 -12.28%
on 05/24/18
-4-0 (-1.05%)
since 12/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 381-3
1st Resistance Point 379-1
Last Price 376-6s
1st Support Level 374-3
2nd Support Level 371-7

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52-Week High 429-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 396-2
Fibonacci 50% 386-0
Last Price 376-6s
Fibonacci 38.2% 375-6
52-Week Low 342-4

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