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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 ended the Monday session with most contracts fractionally lower. Monday morning’s weekly Export Inspections report from USDA tallied corn exports in the week that ended on 12/13 at 855,060 MT. That was just 1% larger than last week but 38.97% above the same week last year. YTD 2018/19 shipments have totaled 15.991 MMT (629.55 mbu), which is 73.05% larger than last year. China’s NBS reduced estimated 2018 corn production to 257.3 MMT, down 1.7 MMT for them. USDA is already at 256 MMT. USDA’s second round of MFP payments has been announced. It leaves the corn payout @ 1 cent/bu on the remaining 50% of production.Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.84, down 3/4 cent,May 19 Corn closed at $3.91 3/4, down 1/2 cent,Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.98 1/4, down 1/2 centSep 19 Corn closed at $3.99 3/4, down 1/4 cent--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
11/30/18
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 Dec 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
719,463 (+5,375)
878,146 (+46,423)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
404,390 (+11,788)
232,680 (-36,193)
Producers - Long / Short
447,646 (+1,640)
790,525 (+45,176)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
207,088 (+2,429)
22,892 (-59)
Managed Money - Long / Short
268,915 (+9,893)
179,181 (-39,931)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
135,475 (+1,895)
53,499 (+3,738)
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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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