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Corn Mar '22 (ZCH22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Gains into Weekend

Friday’s corn market ended with futures 2 to 5 1/4 cents in the black. The March contract completed the week with a 3.35% gain. USDA reported the week’s average cash corn oil price ranged from 62.5 cents to 64.38 cents regionally. That was between a 70 point and a 158 point increase from last week’s market. Spot DDGS FOB rates were firm to $4/ton lower with NOLA ranging $241-252/ton and PNW at $287. 

Some analysts said U.S. corn acres would be 90.4m for 22/23. If realized, that would be a nearly 3m acre dip yr/yr, with high fertilizer costs as the driver. 

USDA announced a private export sale for 247,800 MT of corn to unknown destinations this morning under the daily system. The weekly Export Sales data showed 1.091 MMT of corn was booked during the week that ended 1/13. That was more than double the New Years week and above the range of estimates, but was still 25% lighter yr/yr. Corn exports during the week were 1.3 MMT. That was a  MY high led by +300k MT to both Chin... 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
$1,677/1,525
First Notice Date
02/28/22 (37 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (51 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 18, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
688,600 (+2,484)
1,031,287 (-21,662)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
476,449 (-14,879)
88,311 (+4,475)
Producers - Long / Short
354,288 (-1,349)
998,982 (-19,938)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
322,945 (+3,817)
20,938 (-1,740)
Managed Money - Long / Short
351,850 (-13,829)
32,906 (+2,003)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
124,599 (-1,050)
55,405 (+2,472)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
584-6 +5.39%
on 01/03/22
618-4 -0.36%
on 01/21/22
+18-0 (+3.01%)
since 12/21/21
3-Month
540-6 +13.96%
on 10/22/21
618-4 -0.36%
on 01/21/22
+74-6 (+13.80%)
since 10/21/21
52-Week
431-2 +42.90%
on 01/25/21
640-4 -3.79%
on 05/07/21
+161-0 (+35.37%)
since 01/21/21

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Wheat Fades on Friday

Chicago wheat futures were the weakest in the domestic markets’ pullback into the weekend. At the close, SRW futures were 0.6% to 1.3% in the red and March was down by double digits. March SRW was still...

ZWH22 : 780-0s (-1.30%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.3944 (-1.37%)
KEH22 : 793-2s (-0.41%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.7487 (-0.42%)
MWH22 : 936-0s (-0.93%)
Corn Gains into Weekend

Friday’s corn market ended with futures 2 to 5 1/4 cents in the black. The March contract completed the week with a 3.35% gain. USDA reported the week’s average cash corn oil price ranged from 62.5...

ZCH22 : 616-2s (+0.86%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.0240 (+0.81%)
ZCK22 : 614-0s (+0.53%)
ZCZ21 : 588-6s (+0.77%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)
Beans Fade into Weekend

After rallying sharply on Wednesday and Thursday, soybeans eased back 10 3/4 to 11 1/2 cents on the week’s final trading day. For the March contract, that capped the week’s gain @ 3.25%. Soymeal futures...

ZSH22 : 1414-2s (-0.81%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 13.7007 (-0.87%)
ZSK22 : 1423-0s (-0.80%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
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Wheat Markets Mixed so far

Front month wheat futures are trading mostly weaker for Friday’s midday. KC prices are firm with 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cent gains. Chicago wheat is down a penny to 4 1/4 cents so far. MPLS wheat is trading...

ZWH22 : 780-0s (-1.30%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.3944 (-1.37%)
KEH22 : 793-2s (-0.41%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.7487 (-0.42%)
MWH22 : 936-0s (-0.93%)
Corn Trading Mixed for Midday

Friday’s corn market has old crop futures in the black at midday, with fractional losses for new crop. Consultant HIS Markit expects U.S. corn acres to reach 90.4m for 22/23 in an updated estimate. If...

ZCH22 : 616-2s (+0.86%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.0240 (+0.81%)
ZCK22 : 614-0s (+0.53%)
ZCZ21 : 588-6s (+0.77%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)
Double Digit Drops for Soybeans

So far soybean futures are trading with midday losses of 10 1/4 to 13 1/2 cents. Soymeal futures are down $6.90 to $8.20/ton. Soybean oil is firm for midday with 2 to 9 point gains. HIS Markit expects...

ZSH22 : 1414-2s (-0.81%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 13.7007 (-0.87%)
ZSK22 : 1423-0s (-0.80%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
Top Farmer Midday Update 01-21-2022

TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/...

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 636-0
2nd Resistance Point 627-2
1st Resistance Point 621-6
Last Price 616-2s
1st Support Level 607-4
2nd Support Level 598-6
3rd Support Level 593-2

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52-Week High 640-4
Last Price 616-2s
Fibonacci 61.8% 560-5
Fibonacci 50% 535-7
Fibonacci 38.2% 511-1
52-Week Low 431-2

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