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Corn Dec '19 (ZCZ19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Lower on Friday

March corn options expired today, with corn futures 1 1/2 to 2 cents lower at the closing bell. In the CoT report, managed money was 14.74% less net short wk/wk to 61,461 contracts. Managed money OI was 33,207 contracts higher to 441,903. The Export Sales report this morning showed 1.249 MMT of corn was sold for the week ending 02/13. That was slightly higher than the average estimate prior to the report, and 28.9% higher wk/wk. Corn bookings for the week were 24.3% higher than the same week last year. MYTD corn shipments are now at 12.651 MMT which lags last year by 48.90%. From the same report new crop corn bookings were 1,016 MT, which was below the pre-report expected range. USDA released initial 20/21 projection in their Ag Outlook Forum on Friday showing corn used for ethanol at 5.45 bbu, which would be the highest since 2017/18. Forecasted corn exports for 2020/21 are estimated at 2.1 bbu, also the highest since 2017/18. The forecasted yr/yr change in use (670 mbu), would not... 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 Feb 18, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
676,616 (+10,073)
790,447 (+13,745)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
330,723 (+17,468)
286,950 (+11,916)
Producers - Long / Short
408,362 (+4,176)
677,263 (+2,000)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
194,266 (-1,317)
39,196 (+4,531)
Managed Money - Long / Short
192,969 (+21,403)
249,824 (+9,157)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
137,754 (-3,935)
37,126 (+2,759)
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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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