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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Rallies on Monday, Planting Pace Catches Up

Corn futures were rallying out of the 8:30 am CDT gates this morning, with strength across the wheat helping out. Contracts closed with gains of 2 to 8 ½ cents across the board. 

The Monday afternoon Crop Progress report indicated 70% of the US corn crop planted in the week that ended on May 19. That was a 21% increase on the week and is now just 1% below the 5-year average pace. Emergence was tallied at 40%, with the average crop development at 39% for May 19.

USDA’s Export Inspections report pegged 1.21 MMT of corn shipped during the week that ended on May 16. That was a 20.5% increase over last week but was down 8.9% from last year. Mexico was the top destination of 421,472 MT, with 273,852 MT headed to China and 211,653 MT on its way to Japan. Year to date inspections have totaled 35.211 MMT, a 28.6% increase from the same period last year.

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.60 1/2, up 8 cents,

Nearby Cash  was $4.37 1/2, up 8 1/8 cents,

Sep 24 Corn  closed... 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
$1,430/1,300
First Notice Date
11/30/21
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
632,478 (+10,991)
592,073 (+27,228)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
337,217 (+25,306)
336,993 (-6,272)
Producers - Long / Short
338,718 (+4,015)
535,257 (+21,332)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
255,725 (+2,280)
18,781 (+1,200)
Managed Money - Long / Short
223,385 (+20,972)
284,675 (-11,515)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
113,832 (+4,334)
52,318 (+5,243)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
562-0 +4.76%
on 11/30/21
592-0 -0.55%
on 12/10/21
+11-4 (+1.99%)
since 11/12/21
3-Month
506-6 +16.18%
on 10/13/21
592-0 -0.55%
on 12/10/21
+68-4 (+13.17%)
since 09/14/21
52-Week
409-4 +43.77%
on 12/15/20
638-0 -7.72%
on 05/07/21
+177-0 (+42.99%)
since 12/14/20

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HEM24 : 96.925s (+0.44%)
Corn Rallies on Monday, Planting Pace Catches Up

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ZCU24 : 468-2 (-0.58%)
ZCZ24 : 481-4 (-0.57%)
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ZMN24 : 374.6 (+0.13%)
ZLN24 : 46.28 (-0.09%)
ZSN24 : 1247-2 (-0.06%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.8645 (+1.73%)
ZSQ24 : 1243-0 (unch)
ZSX24 : 1216-6 (unch)
ZSPX24US.CM : 11.5510 (+1.19%)
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ZWN24 : 685-0 (-0.54%)
ZWU24 : 705-0 (-0.53%)
KEN24 : 691-0 (-0.83%)
KEU24 : 705-0 (-0.81%)
MWN24 : 734-0 (-0.71%)
Hogs Make New Low

Hogs make new low but end day higher

Shootin' the Bull about further rationing

Rationing was stepped up last week as packers cut the slaughter pace again, sending boxes to over $314.00 as of mid-day today.  Rationing will continue until more cattle are made available to produce...

Crop Progress

Crop Progress - 2024-05-20

ZSN24 : 1247-2 (-0.06%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.8645 (+1.73%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.6154 (+0.37%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : 4,506,573 (unch)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 52.03 (unch)
XSU24 : 4,138s (+0.32%)
XTN24 : 4,661s (+0.34%)
ZCN24 : 457-0 (-0.76%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.3673 (+1.93%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.2376 (+1.21%)
XVN24 : 2,455s (-0.37%)
XEU24 : 62.95 (-0.11%)
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Soybeans Rallying Double Digits With Product Value Strength

Soybeans are starting off the week with some strength, as contracts are up anywhere from 15 to 20 cents across the front months. Soymeal futures are up $4.40. Soy Oil is posting triple digit gains, with...

ZMN24 : 374.6 (+0.13%)
ZLN24 : 46.28 (-0.09%)
ZSN24 : 1247-2 (-0.06%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.8645 (+1.73%)
ZSQ24 : 1243-0 (unch)
ZSX24 : 1216-6 (unch)
ZSPX24US.CM : 11.5510 (+1.19%)
Corn Starting Off Monday with Strength at Midday

Corn futures are heading higher to start the new week, with contracts rallying 8 to 8 ½ cents across the front months at midday. USDA’s Export Inspections report pegged 1.21 MMT of corn shipped during...

ZCN24 : 457-0 (-0.76%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.3673 (+1.93%)
ZCU24 : 468-2 (-0.58%)
ZCZ24 : 481-4 (-0.57%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.5439 (+1.75%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 608-4
2nd Resistance Point 599-6
1st Resistance Point 594-2
Last Price 588-6s
1st Support Level 580-0
2nd Support Level 571-2
3rd Support Level 565-6

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52-Week High 638-0
Last Price 588-6s
Fibonacci 61.8% 550-6
Fibonacci 50% 523-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 496-6
52-Week Low 409-4

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