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Corn Dec '19 (ZCZ19)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market Fractionally Higher on Better Exports

Corn futures closed 3/4 lower to 1/2 cent higher, with the nearby contracts the firmest. USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed sharply higher sales of 947,600 MT for old crop in the week ending April 11. New crop bookings were 18,400 MT. Trade ideas for this morning’s report had been running 500-850,000 MT for old crop. Monthly trade data from Census shows corn exports during February down 4.03% from last year at 3.617 MMT. Feb DDG exports totaled 686,005 MT, which was a 5-year low on lower production. Ethanol shipments were reported at 113.82 million gallons. The market will be closed on Good Friday. May 19 Corn closed at $3.58 1/2, up 1/4 cent, Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.67 1/4, up 1/4 cent, Sep 19 Corn closed at $3.75, unch, Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.86 1/4, down 1/2 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
$770/700
First Notice Date
11/29/19 (222 days)
Expiration Date
12/13/19 (236 days)

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Corn Dec '19
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
1-Month
384-2 +0.52%
on 03/29/19
402-4 -4.04%
on 03/25/19
-8-4 (-2.15%)
since 03/18/19
3-Month
384-2 +0.52%
on 03/29/19
404-2 -4.45%
on 02/21/19
-17-4 (-4.33%)
since 01/18/19
52-Week
383-2 +0.78%
on 09/19/18
423-6 -8.85%
on 05/29/18
-25-4 (-6.19%)
since 04/18/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 388-3
1st Resistance Point 387-3
Last Price 386-2s
1st Support Level 385-1
2nd Support Level 383-7

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52-Week High 423-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 408-2
Fibonacci 50% 403-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 398-6
Last Price 386-2s
52-Week Low 383-2

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