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Corn Mar '24 (ZCH24)
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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Futures Firm for Export Sales

Morning corn prices are up by a penny to 1 ¾ cents so far heading into the last trading day of the week. The front month futures dropped another 4 to 5 ¾ cents on Thursday, setting a new contract low for the 6th session in a row. The March contract settled 1 ¾ cents off the low after an 11 ¼ cent range. The Mar/Dec spread widened to 47 ¼ cents at the close. The average December corn price in Feb is $4.70 so far for the ’24 insurance price – down from $5.91 last season. 

EIA data showed ethanol output increased 1k bpd to 1.084 million barrels per day through the week that ended 2/16. Ethanol stocks were 308k barrels smaller to 25.5 million. The EPA has agreed to permit the sale of E-15 gasoline for the entire year; beginning in 2025. Last year, they had issued a temporary waiver to allow E-15 sales in the summer – one has not been issued yet for this year. 

USDA announced an unusually large private export sale for 126k MT of old crop sorghum to China on Thursday morning.... 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
02/29/24 (6 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/24 (20 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 13, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
730,978 (-11,338)
467,474 (-30,851)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
281,214 (+5,250)
527,153 (+21,767)
Producers - Long / Short
458,996 (-1,491)
430,526 (-19,676)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
243,179 (+1,282)
8,145 (-46)
Managed Money - Long / Short
177,104 (+8,476)
482,107 (+19,801)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
104,110 (-3,226)
45,046 (+1,966)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
398-4 +0.38%
on 02/23/24
453-2 -11.75%
on 01/25/24
-46-4 (-10.41%)
since 01/23/24
3-Month
398-4 +0.38%
on 02/23/24
493-6 -18.99%
on 12/06/23
-87-6 (-17.99%)
since 11/22/23
52-Week
398-4 +0.38%
on 02/23/24
636-2 -37.13%
on 06/21/23
-193-2 (-32.57%)
since 02/23/23

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ZLK24 : 44.49 (-0.69%)
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Wheats Red at Midday

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ZWH24 : 573-2 (-1.71%)
ZWK24 : 568-2 (-1.90%)
KEH24 : 566-2 (-1.35%)
MWH24 : 640-6 (-1.61%)
Corn Pushing to New Lows

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ZCPAUS.CM : 3.8153 (-1.55%)
ZCK24 : 413-6 (-1.14%)
ZCN24 : 426-2 (-1.04%)
Groundhog Day

It's beginning to feel a lot like Groundhog Day as grains continue to bleed lower following another disappointing weekly export sales report. Is there any hope?

Soybeans Mixed in AM Market

Soybeans are down by 2 to 3 cents in the old crop contracts this morning, while new crop futures are up by as much as 2 cents. On Thursday, soybeans fell by 10 ½ to 13 ¼ cents and left nearby March just...

ZMK24 : 328.9 (-0.75%)
ZLK24 : 44.49 (-0.69%)
ZSH24 : 1132-4 (-1.33%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 10.8098 (-1.38%)
ZSK24 : 1140-4 (-1.04%)
ZSN24 : 1150-2 (-0.90%)
Wheat Firming for Friday

Wheat prices are up by 1 ½ to 5 ¼ cents so far in early Friday futures trading. Chicago wheat futures finished Thursday UNCH to 2 cents stronger across the front months. KC HRW futures were 2 to 3 ¼...

ZOK24 : 351-0 (unch)
ZWH24 : 573-2 (-1.71%)
ZWK24 : 568-2 (-1.90%)
KEH24 : 566-2 (-1.35%)
MWH24 : 640-6 (-1.61%)
Corn Futures Firm for Export Sales

Morning corn prices are up by a penny to 1 ¾ cents so far heading into the last trading day of the week. The front month futures dropped another 4 to 5 ¾ cents on Thursday, setting a new contract low...

ZCH24 : 400-0 (-1.48%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 3.8153 (-1.55%)
ZCK24 : 413-6 (-1.14%)
ZCN24 : 426-2 (-1.04%)
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Educational and Actionable information using Fibonacci and W.D. Gann analysis.

ZSH24 : 1132-4 (-1.33%)
ZWH24 : 573-2 (-1.71%)
ZCH24 : 400-0 (-1.48%)
Double Digit Drop for Beans

Front month soybeans fell by 10 ½ to 13 ¼ cents on Thursday, leaving March just a penny off the low for the close. March is still above the $11.45 low from last May. Soymeal futures were 1.4% to 2.1%...

ZMK24 : 328.9 (-0.75%)
ZLK24 : 44.49 (-0.69%)
ZSH24 : 1132-4 (-1.33%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 10.8098 (-1.38%)
ZSK24 : 1140-4 (-1.04%)
ZSN24 : 1150-2 (-0.90%)
Corn Futures Fell by a Nickel on Thursday

The front month corn market dropped another 4 to 5 ¾ cents on Thursday. The March contract was 1 ¾ cents off the low for the bell after an 11 ¼ cent range. The Mar/Dec spread widened to 47 ¼ cents...

ZCH24 : 400-0 (-1.48%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 3.8153 (-1.55%)
ZCK24 : 413-6 (-1.14%)
ZCN24 : 426-2 (-1.04%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 424-1
2nd Resistance Point 419-7
1st Resistance Point 412-7
Last Price 400-0
1st Support Level 401-5
2nd Support Level 397-3
3rd Support Level 390-3

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52-Week High 636-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 545-3
Fibonacci 50% 517-3
Fibonacci 38.2% 489-3
Last Price 400-0
52-Week Low 398-4

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