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Corn Dec '19 (ZCZ19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes Mixed on Tuesday

Corn futures saw mixed trade on Tuesday, with front months fractionally to 1 1/4 cents higher and deferred 2020 contracts 1 to 3 cents lower. Warmer weather in the forecast may help to progress the crop that is at record slow pace. After the Monday close, NASS reported crop condition ratings declining 5 points to 349. Ratings in OH fell the sharpest, down 26 points, with MI (-16), IN (-13), ND (-13), MO (-8) and IL (-7) all reported lower. IA rose 6 points, with MN up 3 and NE 2 points higher. The average trade estimate for corn acreage ahead of Friday’s USDA report is 87.03 million corn acres for the US in 2019 according to a Bloomberg survey. USDA has stated that corn can be planted for silage on prevent plant acres as a “cover crop,” AgRural pegs Brazil’s second corn crop at 19% harvested, well above the 5-year average at 7%. Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.47 1/2, up 3/4 cent, Sep 19 Corn closed at $4.53, up 1 1/4 cents, Dec 19 Corn closed at $4.57 1/2, up 1/4 cent Mar 20 Corn closed at $4.62, down 1 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. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$1,100/1,000
First Notice Date
11/29/19 (157 days)
Expiration Date
12/13/19 (171 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 18, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
772,268 (+35,708)
1,077,353 (+74,723)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
473,643 (+26,087)
203,297 (-4,884)
Producers - Long / Short
530,393 (+17,189)
978,040 (+75,630)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
189,441 (+16,096)
46,879 (-3,330)
Managed Money - Long / Short
270,804 (+18,807)
115,774 (-14,481)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
202,839 (+7,280)
87,523 (+9,597)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
422-4 +8.28%
on 05/28/19
473-0 -3.28%
on 06/17/19
+37-6 (+8.99%)
since 05/24/19
3-Month
363-6 +25.77%
on 05/13/19
473-0 -3.28%
on 06/17/19
+55-6 (+13.88%)
since 03/25/19
52-Week
363-6 +25.77%
on 05/13/19
473-0 -3.28%
on 06/17/19
+61-0 (+15.38%)
since 06/25/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 80% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 465-4
1st Resistance Point 461-4
Last Price 457-4s
1st Support Level 455-0
2nd Support Level 452-4

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52-Week High 473-0
Last Price 457-4s
Fibonacci 61.8% 431-2
Fibonacci 50% 418-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 405-4
52-Week Low 363-6

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