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Corn Mar '22 (ZCH22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Rallies to Start the Week

Corn futures rallied another 15 to 28 ¼ cents on Monday to start the week on a bullish note. July climbed back over $8, with Dec back above $7.50. 

After the close, NASS released their weekly Crop Progress report tallying the US corn crop at 49% planted. That was slightly above trade estimates and a 27% jump on the week, but still lags the 5-year average at 67%. Emergence was at 14% as of Sunday, still 18% below normal.

Export Inspections data from Monday morning showed 1.037 MMT of corn shipped in the week that ended on 5/12. That was down 29.84% vs. last week and 48.03% below the same week last year. Marketing Year shipments have totaled 39.103 MMT, a 17.4% drop from 20/21.

Jul 22 Corn  closed at $8.09 1/2, up 28 1/4 cents,

Nearby Cash  was $7.98 1/1, up 28 1/2 cents,

Sep 22 Corn  closed at $7.78, up 20 1/2 cents,

Mar 23 Corn  closed at $7.68, up 16 1/4 cents,

New Crop Cash  was $7.53 1/4, up 19 cents,

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
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
02/28/22
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
644,830 (+1,924)
1,060,175 (-33,941)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
573,327 (-16,529)
102,419 (+14,428)
Producers - Long / Short
319,633 (+8,389)
1,023,632 (-34,793)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
315,989 (-6,799)
27,335 (+518)
Managed Money - Long / Short
357,196 (-4,784)
43,805 (+9,627)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
216,131 (-11,745)
58,614 (+4,801)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
636-2 +14.46%
on 02/16/22
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+90-2 (+14.15%)
since 02/15/22
3-Month
584-4 +24.59%
on 12/16/21
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+142-4 (+24.33%)
since 12/15/21
52-Week
457-4 +59.18%
on 03/30/21
800-0 -8.97%
on 03/04/22
+242-0 (+49.77%)
since 03/15/21

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Corn Rallies to Start the Week

Corn futures rallied another 15 to 28 ¼ cents on Monday to start the week on a bullish note. July climbed back over $8, with Dec back above $7.50. After the close, NASS released their weekly Crop Progress...

ZCN22 : 805-4 (-0.49%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 7.9794 (+3.70%)
ZCU22 : 774-4 (-0.45%)
ZCZ21 : 588-6s (+0.77%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)
Wheat Locked Limit at the close

The wheat complex saw several contracts close at the limit on Monday across all three exchanges. CBT and KC contracts were up the 70 cent limit in front months with deferred contracts double digits higher...

ZWN22 : 1261-4 (+1.12%)
ZWPAES.CM : 11.8633 (+6.18%)
ZWN22 : 1261-4 (+1.12%)
KEN22 : 1354-2 (+0.17%)
KEPAWS.CM : 13.0232 (+5.52%)
KEN22 : 1354-2 (+0.17%)
MWN22 : 1394-2 (+0.67%)
MWU22 : 1388-2 (+0.69%)
Soybeans Close Higher on Monday

Soybeans held up at the close with contracts up 9 ½ to 13 ¾ on Monday. Product values were mixed as soybean meal was up $3.60/ton, and bean oil backing off 67 points. USDA pegged soybean planting pace...

ZSN22 : 1655-4 (-0.06%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 16.2305 (+0.59%)
ZSQ22 : 1603-0 (-0.26%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
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Crop Progress Update and RFD-TV Interview Clips

With news out over the weekend that India banned Wheat exports (traded limit up), Beans and Corn joined the bullish momentum. In the end, will US weather take over the headlines for Beans and Corn? Live...

Shootin' the Bull

Fats were a little higher today in the June and August.  Most likely some simple basis convergence. 

Crop Progress

Crop Progress - 2022-05-16

ZSN22 : 1655-4 (-0.06%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 16.2305 (+0.59%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.3345 (-1.67%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : N/A (unch)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 47.39 (-0.08%)
XSM22 : 5,356s (+2.45%)
XTN22 : 6,303s (+0.41%)
K1K22 : 7,281.00s (+0.82%)
ZCN22 : 805-4 (-0.49%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 7.9794 (+3.70%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.1156 (+1.53%)
XVU22 : 2,992s (+0.07%)
World Wheat, Wars, and Weather

Given ongoing world events and unrelenting weather around the world, global wheat markets have taken center stage of late.

KEN22 : 1354-2 (+0.17%)
MWU22 : 1388-2 (+0.69%)
ZWN22 : 1261-4 (+1.12%)
Havoc: How La Niña is Adding to the Bullish Enthusiasm in "Ag" Commodities

Jim Roemer's video explains how an east-based La Niña is causing havoc for certain crops that trade in futures markets

WEAT : 12.14 (+4.30%)
CORN : 29.98 (+2.29%)
SOYB : 28.04 (+0.61%)
BAL : 91.38 (+2.62%)
JO : 61.69 (+5.45%)
ZWN22 : 1261-4 (+1.12%)
ZCN22 : 805-4 (-0.49%)
ZSN22 : 1655-4 (-0.06%)
ZSX22 : 1512-0 (unch)
CTN22 : 151.64 (+0.66%)
KCN23 : 221.15s (+4.81%)
Wheat Posting Limit Gains

The wheat complex is up the limit in several winter wheat front months at midday. CBT contracts are up 63 to 70 cents in the nearby contracts, with KC 67 to the 70 cent limit higher. Deferred contracts...

ZWN22 : 1261-4 (+1.12%)
ZWPAES.CM : 11.8633 (+6.18%)
KEN22 : 1354-2 (+0.17%)
KEPAWS.CM : 13.0232 (+5.52%)
MWN22 : 1394-2 (+0.67%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 771-4
2nd Resistance Point 761-6
1st Resistance Point 745-0
Last Price 728-2s
1st Support Level 718-4
2nd Support Level 708-6
3rd Support Level 692-0

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52-Week High 800-0
Last Price 728-2s
Fibonacci 61.8% 669-1
Fibonacci 50% 628-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 588-3
52-Week Low 457-4

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