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Corn Dec '19 (ZCZ19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Fractionally Higher ahead of Weekend

Nearby contracts for corn rose by 3 1/4 to 3 3/4 cents on Friday, pushing the futures to a 4 1/4 cent gain on the week. Corn futures were again shorted by the spec traders. Their net position grew by 29,664 contracts wk/wk which was the largest wk/wk move since September 17th. Trade talk has JBS interested in importing corn from Argentina to meet needs in Brazil ahead of new crop harvest. Aggressive exporting has drained Brazilian supplies. Managed money has now been net short in corn for 17 consecutive weeks in the CFTC report. US and China have agreed to a Phase One deal, with the Chinese willing to include increased imports of US corn as part of the deal. Quantity is a big question mark. US Export commitments of corn are now 44% behind the same week last year, the smallest that gap has been since the beginning of the MY. Compared to the USDA projection, which was left unch on Tuesday, combined shipped and unshipped sales are 33% complete vs. the 50% average. Exports are 15% of th... 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
$1,100/1,000
First Notice Date
11/29/19
Expiration Date
12/13/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Dec '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 10, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
617,699 (+8,026)
698,398 (+2,480)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
297,845 (+4,856)
315,666 (+20,741)
Producers - Long / Short
401,797 (+9,369)
633,380 (+309)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
176,418 (-2,974)
25,534 (+540)
Managed Money - Long / Short
141,108 (-11,379)
259,557 (+21,488)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
156,737 (+16,235)
56,109 (-747)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
357-0 +2.59%
on 12/11/19
377-4 -2.98%
on 11/14/19
-9-0 (-2.40%)
since 11/13/19
3-Month
357-0 +2.59%
on 12/11/19
402-4 -9.01%
on 10/14/19
-2-4 (-0.68%)
since 09/13/19
52-Week
352-2 +3.97%
on 09/09/19
473-0 -22.57%
on 06/17/19
-37-4 (-9.29%)
since 12/13/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 377-2
1st Resistance Point 371-6
Last Price 366-2s
1st Support Level 363-4
2nd Support Level 360-6

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52-Week High 473-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 426-7
Fibonacci 50% 412-5
Fibonacci 38.2% 398-3
Last Price 366-2s
52-Week Low 352-2

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