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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market Fades on Thursday

At the close for Thursday, front month corn futures had given back 4 1/4 to 7 cents. That left the December to December spread at a 2 1/4 cent premium for spot corn. The ECB basis was firm for Thursday but weaker for the week to 30.25 cents under Dec. cmdtyView data showed the WCB basis has remained firm through the week at minus 18 1/2 cents. 

USDA announced a large private export sale to Mexico this morning, for 130k MT of corn. The weekly Export Sales report showed 1.27 MMT of corn booked during the week of 10/14. That included 161k MT of previously known business to unknown. Unknown destinations was also the largest buyer with a total of 456,700 MT booked. Mexico and Japan followed with 377k and 230k MT booked. Total outstanding sales are 6.5% ahead of last season’s pace with 24.44 MMTs on the books. Exports, after the first +1 MMT week for the season, reached 4.46 MMT as of 10/14. That trails last season’s pace by 17%. 

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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 (39 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (53 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 +5.18%
on 10/13/21
548-4 -2.83%
on 09/30/21
+7-4 (+1.43%)
since 09/22/21
3-Month
497-4 +7.14%
on 09/10/21
594-2 -10.31%
on 08/12/21
-28-2 (-5.03%)
since 07/22/21
52-Week
381-0 +39.90%
on 10/29/20
638-0 -16.46%
on 05/07/21
+136-4 (+34.43%)
since 10/22/20

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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 547-1
2nd Resistance Point 543-5
1st Resistance Point 537-7
Last Price 535-6
1st Support Level 528-5
2nd Support Level 525-1
3rd Support Level 519-3

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52-Week High 638-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 539-7
Last Price 535-6
Fibonacci 50% 509-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 479-1
52-Week Low 381-0

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