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Corn Dec '22 (ZCZ22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Lower into Weekend

July corn futures closed up by 10 3/4 cents as the delivery process is underway and OI shrinks. New crop contracts ended the day with 9 to 12 1/2 cent losses heading into the July 4th weekend. USDA reported average corn oil cash prices ranged 70.73 to 73.40 cents/lb regionally through the week that ended 7/1. That was down from 74-76.5 c/lb prices last week. DDGS FOB prices were $282/ton in the gulf and $307/ton in the PNW this week, down $18-26 and $15/ton wk/wk. 

CFTC’s weekly CoT report showed corn spec traders were closing longs through the week that ended 6/28. That left their net long 36,649 contracts smaller at 228,615 on Tuesday. Commercial corn hedgers lifted 223,224 contracts (14.5%) through the week for a 58k contract weaker net short. At 507,502 contracts as of 6/28, that was the commercial’s smallest net short since October as they work to clear the house before harvest. 

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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
$2,750/2,500
First Notice Date
11/30/22 (150 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/22 (164 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Dec '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 28, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
597,265 (-78,315)
871,375 (-130,679)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
433,710 (-70,464)
105,608 (-18,397)
Producers - Long / Short
304,496 (-65,533)
842,089 (-122,257)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
283,423 (-6,696)
19,940 (-2,336)
Managed Money - Long / Short
263,154 (-38,014)
51,221 (-8,256)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
170,556 (-32,450)
54,387 (-10,141)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
604-2 +0.54%
on 07/01/22
749-2 -18.92%
on 06/17/22
-84-0 (-12.15%)
since 06/01/22
3-Month
604-2 +0.54%
on 07/01/22
766-2 -20.72%
on 05/16/22
-80-4 (-11.70%)
since 04/01/22
52-Week
463-4 +31.07%
on 07/06/21
766-2 -20.72%
on 05/16/22
+102-2 (+20.24%)
since 07/01/21

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CORN : 24.61 (-2.19%)
WEAT : 8.63 (-4.54%)
SOYB : 26.03 (-3.81%)
TAGS : 30.13 (-3.03%)
DBA : 19.98 (-1.96%)
ZCZ22 : 607-4s (-1.98%)
ZSX22 : 1395-2s (-4.30%)
KCU22 : 224.65s (-2.37%)
CCU22 : 2,314s (-1.11%)
CTZ22 : 97.48s (-1.38%)
SBV22 : 18.07s (-2.32%)
Corn Lower into Weekend

July corn futures closed up by 10 3/4 cents as the delivery process is underway and OI shrinks. New crop contracts ended the day with 9 to 12 1/2 cent losses heading into the July 4th weekend. USDA reported...

XVU22 : 2,739s (-1.90%)
ZCN22 : 754-4s (+1.45%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 7.0525 (-1.27%)
ZCU22 : 619-6s (-1.43%)
ZCZ21 : 588-6s (+0.77%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)
Sharp Soy Losses for Friday

Nearby soybean futures fell 49 to 62 3/4 cents on Friday going into the July 4th holiday weekend. Meal futures were also down $10.20 to $14.90/ton on the day. Front month soybean oil futures fell by 233...

XSU22 : 4,791s (-2.02%)
ZSN22 : 1626-0s (-2.93%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 15.3637 (-3.41%)
ZSQ22 : 1509-6s (-3.25%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
Wheat Fades into Weekend

Going into the Independence Day holiday weekend, the wheat market fell by about 4%. Chicago futures ended the day with 32 1/2 to 38 cent losses. KC wheats closed down by 35 3/4 to 39 1/4 cents in the front...

ZWN22 : 831-2s (-4.32%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.8018 (-4.30%)
ZWU22 : 846-0s (-4.30%)
KEN22 : 911-0s (-3.98%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.6073 (-4.74%)
KEU22 : 913-4s (-4.02%)
MWN22 : 941-0s (-4.73%)
MWU22 : 948-0s (-4.24%)
Top Farmer Closing Commentary 7-1-2022

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures, after experiencing a massive decline in June, finished mixed with July gaining 10-3/4 to close at 7.54-1/2. September lost 9 cents to end the session at 6.19-3/4 and December...

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Fats and Oils

Fats and Oils - 2022-07-01

ZCZ22 : 607-4s (-1.98%)
ZSX22 : 1395-2s (-4.30%)
XSU22 : 4,791s (-2.02%)
XTU22 : 5,924s (-1.20%)
XVU22 : 2,739s (-1.90%)
ZMZ22 : 389.2s (-4.30%)
ZLZ22 : 62.38s (-3.23%)
XUU22 : 3,886s (-0.38%)
XXU22 : 9,930s (-3.52%)
RSX22 : 878.50s (unch)
KOU22 : 4,708s (-4.11%)
YHU22 : 9,096s (-4.71%)
Grain Crushings

Grain Crushings - 2022-07-01

ZCZ22 : 607-4s (-1.98%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 7.0525 (-1.27%)
ZCBAUS.CM : 0.8549 (+390.78%)
XVU22 : 2,739s (-1.90%)
XEU22 : 86.91s (-0.22%)
FLN22 : 2.54000s (-1.74%)
ZCDAUS-BIW.CM : 14,504,424 (+2.10%)
ZCYAUS-BIW.CM : 176.40 (+1.38%)
XBX22 : 284.00s (-4.30%)
Corn Market Mixed Mostly Lower

The new month of trading has July corn contracts trading at a 13 cent gain through midday vs. new crops’ losses. Losses there are limited to 10 1/4 cents at the midday print. The national average corn...

XVU22 : 2,739s (-1.90%)
ZCN22 : 754-4s (+1.45%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 7.0525 (-1.27%)
ZCU22 : 619-6s (-1.43%)
ZCZ21 : 588-6s (+0.77%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 644-3
2nd Resistance Point 635-5
1st Resistance Point 621-5
Last Price 607-4s
1st Support Level 598-7
2nd Support Level 590-1
3rd Support Level 576-1

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52-Week High 766-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 650-5
Fibonacci 50% 614-7
Last Price 607-4s
Fibonacci 38.2% 579-1
52-Week Low 463-4

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