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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Futures Red on Wednesday

Afternoon trading recovered some of the double digit midday losses, but prices were still 4 3/4 to 5 1/4 cents weaker at the close. Sept ’22 contracts ended the session with a fractional gain. China’s Guizhou Province issued a high temperature alert and declared drought presence, nudging prices off the lows. In 2019, Guizhou accounted for about 1.3% of China’s corn area. 

Brokerage firm StoneX estimated the national corn yield at 176.9 bpa for a 14.945 bbu crop. StoneX saw Illinois with the highest state average yield of 203 bpa. Iowa was estimated at 199, ND at 120, SD at 145 and Minnesota was forecasted at 181 bushels per acre. 

EIA data showed ethanol plants averaged 1.013 million barrels per day in production through the week ending 7/30. That was 1,000 bpd below last week. Ethanol stocks were down 84k barrels to 22.65 million. 

The U.S. Grains Council reported DDGs export prices were $8/MT higher on the week ending 7/29 to $233/MT NOLA August shipment, and $25... 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
$2,640/2,400
First Notice Date
11/30/21 (117 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (131 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 27, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
716,395 (-6,851)
962,689 (-17,040)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
393,463 (-16,541)
86,786 (-11,689)
Producers - Long / Short
393,364 (-5,713)
907,177 (-19,364)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
301,798 (-2,401)
34,279 (+1,061)
Managed Money - Long / Short
256,470 (-2,524)
30,521 (-9,910)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
136,993 (-14,017)
56,265 (-1,779)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
507-0 +8.28%
on 07/09/21
573-0 -4.19%
on 07/21/21
-30-6 (-5.30%)
since 07/02/21
3-Month
500-2 +9.75%
on 05/26/21
638-0 -13.95%
on 05/07/21
-55-6 (-9.22%)
since 05/05/21
52-Week
358-4 +53.14%
on 08/12/20
638-0 -13.95%
on 05/07/21
+185-6 (+51.14%)
since 08/05/20

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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 570-6
2nd Resistance Point 563-6
1st Resistance Point 555-2
Last Price 548-2
1st Support Level 539-6
2nd Support Level 532-6
3rd Support Level 524-2

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52-Week High 638-0
Last Price 548-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 531-2
Fibonacci 50% 498-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 465-2
52-Week Low 358-4

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