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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes Mixed

At the close on Thursday, corn futures were mixed. Old crop prices ended the session 2 3/4 to 4 cents in the red, but May breached $6 overnight. New crop futures closed 1 to 2 1/4 cents higher. The new crop soy/corn ratio was 2.477 at the close, compared to 2.608 the day after the March Intentions report.

USDA reported old crop corn export bookings below estimates as just 327,741 MT were booked during the week ending 4/8. Japan and Mexico were the top buyers for the week. Old crop commitments are now at 66.81 MMT (2.63 bbu) or 98.3% of USDA’s export forecast. For new crop purchases, USDA reported 52,578 MT booked. The total forward book is now above 2.1 MMT, but still 14% below the pace of forward sales ahead of this season.

The weekly Export Sales report also showed 656,732 MT of sorghum sold through the week ending 4/8. That was a an all time record for a single week of sorghum business, but came via 659k MT reported late to China. Sorghum shipments on t... 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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
11/30/21 (229 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (243 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
794,377 (+11,912)
1,286,339 (+7,885)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
608,489 (-4,957)
72,337 (-5,764)
Producers - Long / Short
446,874 (+21,400)
1,194,501 (+7,893)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
297,840 (-8,993)
42,175 (+487)
Managed Money - Long / Short
403,716 (-12,156)
24,074 (-4,100)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
204,773 (+7,199)
48,263 (-1,664)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
449-4 +13.96%
on 03/30/21
517-0 -0.92%
on 04/15/21
+33-4 (+7.00%)
since 03/15/21
3-Month
423-4 +20.96%
on 01/25/21
517-0 -0.92%
on 04/15/21
+52-2 (+11.36%)
since 01/15/21
52-Week
357-0 +43.49%
on 06/26/20
517-0 -0.92%
on 04/15/21
+142-0 (+38.35%)
since 04/15/20

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ZWN21 : 655-4s (+0.81%)
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KEN21 : 615-2s (+0.61%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 525-1
2nd Resistance Point 521-1
1st Resistance Point 516-5
Last Price 512-2s
1st Support Level 508-1
2nd Support Level 504-1
3rd Support Level 499-5

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52-Week High 517-0
Last Price 512-2s
Fibonacci 61.8% 455-7
Fibonacci 50% 437-0
Fibonacci 38.2% 418-1
52-Week Low 357-0

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