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Corn Dec '18 (ZCZ18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Posts Contract Lows, Shrugging Off Slow Planting Progress

Corn futures settled Tuesday with 1 to 3 1/2 cent losses, as all 2019 contracts posted life of contracts lows. Forecasts for the next week should allow for some field work to pick up across parts of the Corn Belt. Spillover from soybeans was also seen as pressure. None of the 18 reported states were shown ahead of their average pace for planting in Monday’s Crop Progress report. Last year turned out OK on yield, so the market isn’t getting excited yet. The average US cash price for corn on Tuesday via cmdtyView data is $3.29 1/2, down 27 3/4 cents from last year. That would peg basis at -21 1/2 cents, 9 3/4 cents stronger than the same time in 2018. May 19 Corn closed at $3.51 1/4, down 3 1/2 cents, Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.60 1/4, down 3 1/4 cents, Sep 19 Corn closed at $3.68 1/4, down 2 3/4 cents Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.79 3/4, down 2 3/4 cents --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
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 16, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
789,199 (+32,743)
694,737 (+12,207)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
412,412 (+9,090)
566,903 (+34,343)
Producers - Long / Short
575,164 (+27,157)
608,567 (+6,942)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
139,641 (+67)
11,776 (-254)
Managed Money - Long / Short
182,959 (+1,464)
509,846 (+38,492)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
229,453 (+7,626)
57,057 (-4,149)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
355-2 +6.05%
on 11/26/18
379-0 -0.59%
on 12/14/18
+9-6 (+2.66%)
since 11/14/18
342-4 +10.00%
on 09/18/18
379-0 -0.59%
on 12/14/18
+25-0 (+7.11%)
since 09/14/18
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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Corn Posts Contract Lows, Shrugging Off Slow Planting Progress

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Soybean Lower on Global Pressure, Weakness in Product Values

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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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