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Corn Mar '22 (ZCH22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Up 3 to 4 Cents Early Wednesday

Corn futures are 3 to 4 cents higher this morning. Ethanol processing margins continue to be excellent. Corn prices were initially higher on Tuesday, with December reaching $5.37. By midday the board faded and prices closed near their lows with fractional to 2 3/4 cent losses. Red Dec ended the day at a 4 1/2 cent discount to Dec ’21, at $5.25 3/4. 

Barchart revised their US corn production outlook. Their new cmdtyView Corn Yield was upped by 0.43 to 182.75 bpa. They also raised the area to 84 million acres for a net 70 mbu boost to 15.351. At the state level cmdtyView raised their outlook for WI by 2.72 to 191 bpa (USDA at 172). Minnesota was estimated at 208.8 bpa, compared to 209.4 bpa previously. NASS used 178 bpa for Minnesota in the October crop report. In IL, IA, NE, and OH, cmdtyView yields were unchanged from the prior estimate – at 201.2, 207.3, 178.7, and 190 respectively. 

China’s custom’s data showed the PRC’s corn imports were 3.53 MMT in September.  Not th... 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
$1,897/1,725
First Notice Date
02/28/22 (131 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (145 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar 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
516-2 +4.99%
on 10/13/21
555-6 -2.47%
on 10/04/21
+12-2 (+2.31%)
since 09/20/21
3-Month
506-6 +6.96%
on 09/10/21
599-6 -9.63%
on 08/12/21
-31-0 (-5.41%)
since 07/20/21
52-Week
388-0 +39.69%
on 10/29/20
640-4 -15.38%
on 05/07/21
+135-0 (+33.17%)
since 10/20/20

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Corn Up 3 to 4 Cents Early Wednesday

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ZCYAUS-BIW.CM : 182.75 (+0.24%)
ZCZ21 : 532-0 (+0.33%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.1116 (+0.29%)
ZCH22 : 540-4 (+0.28%)
ZCZ21 : 532-0 (+0.33%)
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ZWZ21 : 743-0 (+0.95%)
ZWPAES.CM : 6.9240 (+0.95%)
KEZ21 : 752-2 (+0.53%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.2924 (+0.52%)
MWZ21 : 980-0 (+0.59%)
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ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 51.38 (+0.37%)
ZSX21 : 1240-6 (+1.04%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.9879 (+1.05%)
ZSF22 : 1250-2 (+1.07%)
ZSX21 : 1240-6 (+1.04%)
Red Tuesday Close for Corn

Corn prices were initially higher to start the second trade day of the week, with December reaching $5.37. By midday the board faded and prices closed near their lows with fractional to 2 3/4 cent losses....

ZCYAUS-BIW.CM : 182.75 (+0.24%)
ZCZ21 : 532-0 (+0.33%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.1116 (+0.29%)
ZCH22 : 540-4 (+0.28%)
ZCZ21 : 532-0 (+0.33%)
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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 550-2
2nd Resistance Point 547-4
1st Resistance Point 543-2
Last Price 540-6
1st Support Level 536-2
2nd Support Level 533-4
3rd Support Level 529-2

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52-Week High 640-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 544-0
Last Price 540-6
Fibonacci 50% 514-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 484-4
52-Week Low 388-0

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