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Corn Mar '23 (ZCH23)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Fades into Close but Still Gains for Friday

Corn prices rallied out of the report, taking March and May futures above the $7/bu mark. Profit taking pulled things back down some for net gains of 5 3/4 to 8 cents on the day in old crop. Ethanol cash prices from USDA’s weekly review were 11 to 16 cents/gal lower through the week to $2.17 - $2.40/gal regionally. DDGS were shown UNCH to $31/ton higher regionally from $215 to $330/ton regionally. 

CFTC reported this afternoon that managed money firms were 10,055 contracts less net long on 9/27 on reduced exposure. The funds closed out 18.8k longs and 8.8k shorts for a net long of 237,854 contracts. Commercials reduced short hedges and added long hedges in corn through the week, for a net 28.3k contract lighter net short of 433k contracts. 

USDA reported corn stocks were 1.377 bbu on September 1st,, well below the average trade estimate. That was up by 142m bushels from last year’s count and compares to the average trade guess of 1.495 bbu. Implied Q4 use to finish the 2... 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
$2,750/2,500
First Notice Date
02/28/23 (149 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/23 (163 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 27, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
604,188 (+12,763)
833,624 (+961)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
415,961 (-16,948)
119,339 (-7,893)
Producers - Long / Short
337,994 (+20,787)
788,968 (-1,428)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
252,101 (-8,721)
30,563 (+1,692)
Managed Money - Long / Short
266,517 (-19,962)
42,155 (-8,132)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
149,444 (+3,014)
77,184 (+239)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
664-2 +4.18%
on 09/08/22
702-6 -1.53%
on 09/21/22
+20-6 (+3.09%)
since 09/02/22
3-Month
568-6 +21.67%
on 07/22/22
702-6 -1.53%
on 09/21/22
+78-2 (+12.75%)
since 07/01/22
52-Week
515-0 +34.37%
on 10/13/21
768-4 -9.95%
on 05/16/22
+154-0 (+28.62%)
since 10/01/21

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Corn Fades into Close but Still Gains for Friday

Corn prices rallied out of the report, taking March and May futures above the $7/bu mark. Profit taking pulled things back down some for net gains of 5 3/4 to 8 cents on the day in old crop. Ethanol cash...

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ZCPAUS.CM : 6.6102 (-0.37%)
ZCH23 : 692-0 (+1.17%)
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ZSPAUS.CM : 13.1536 (-3.40%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.4938 (-0.61%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : 4,721,766 (+2.09%)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 52.80 (+0.57%)
XSX22 : 5,429s (+1.61%)
XTX22 : 6,052s (+0.03%)
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ZCBAUS.CM : -0.1648 (-174.67%)
XVF23 : 2,771s (+0.18%)
XEX22 : 89.71 (-0.06%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 725-0
2nd Resistance Point 713-4
1st Resistance Point 698-6
Last Price 691-6
1st Support Level 672-4
2nd Support Level 661-0
3rd Support Level 646-2

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52-Week High 768-4
Last Price 691-6
Fibonacci 61.8% 671-5
Fibonacci 50% 641-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 611-7
52-Week Low 515-0

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