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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Rallies into Weekend

Corn futures bounced on the last trade day of the week, headed into the break on 6 1/2 to 9 cent gains. For December that limited the week’s loss to just 4 1/4 cents. December ’21 is again a premium to red Dec. USDA reported corn oil prices from 61 to 61.75 cents/lb during the week of 10/15. That compared to 60.8 to 61.7 c/lb last week. DDGS prices at the Gulf were lower to between $214 - $233/ton, while PNW FOB quotes ranged $255 - $262/ton.  

USDA’s weekly Export Sales data showed 1.04 MMT of corn was booked through the week of 10/7. Mexico was the top buyer during the week, booking 790,200 MT – of which 479,256 MT was previously announced. The week’s 918k MT of shipments were down 6% from last week, but still the second largest for the season. Accumulated exports were at 3.415 MMT through 10/7 according to the weekly data.  

Weekly CFTC data showed managed money was 227,931 contracts net long as of 10/12. That was a 22.7k contract slide to their net position from last... 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
$1,897/1,725
First Notice Date
11/30/21 (45 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (59 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
685,667 (+15,364)
909,003 (+1,107)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
402,726 (-8,073)
123,438 (+9,644)
Producers - Long / Short
399,174 (+14,955)
864,657 (+4,769)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
274,583 (+2,407)
32,436 (-1,664)
Managed Money - Long / Short
273,419 (-8,627)
55,180 (+16,731)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
129,307 (+554)
68,258 (-7,087)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
506-6 +3.75%
on 10/13/21
548-4 -4.15%
on 09/30/21
-7-6 (-1.45%)
since 09/15/21
3-Month
497-4 +5.68%
on 09/10/21
594-2 -11.53%
on 08/12/21
-30-4 (-5.48%)
since 07/15/21
52-Week
381-0 +37.99%
on 10/29/20
638-0 -17.59%
on 05/07/21
+131-0 (+33.19%)
since 10/15/20

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Double Digit Gains for Wheats

Wheat futures are up by double digits so far through Friday’s midday. CBT SRW futures are gaining 9 to 11 1/2 cents, which would leave Dec contracts 2 cents higher on the week. KC HRW futures are trading...

ZWZ21 : 734-0s (+1.28%)
ZWPAES.CM : 6.8361 (+1.33%)
KEZ21 : 743-6s (+1.74%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.2105 (+1.85%)
MWZ21 : 968-6s (+0.91%)
Corn Gaining Ahead of Weekend

So far for Friday front month corn futures are 6 to 7 1/2 cents stronger. For the week so far, December contracts are still 6 cents in the red. USDA’s weekly Export Sales data showed 1.04 MMT of corn...

ZCZ21 : 525-6s (+1.74%)
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ZCZ21 : 525-6s (+1.74%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 545-5
2nd Resistance Point 537-1
1st Resistance Point 531-3
Last Price 525-6s
1st Support Level 517-1
2nd Support Level 508-5
3rd Support Level 502-7

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52-Week High 638-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 539-7
Last Price 525-6s
Fibonacci 50% 509-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 479-1
52-Week Low 381-0

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