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Corn May '21 (ZCK21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Falls into Close with Western Corn Belt Looking Wetter

Corn futures collapsed into the close, with contracts ended the week with 3 ¼ to 8 ½ cent losses across the board. The limited the gains for the week, with July up just 1 ¼ cents and December picking up 3 cents.

NOAA’s 7-day QPF shows heavy precip total from Central KS through NE and western IA to MN and the Dakotas over the next week. The Eastern portions of the Corn Belt are expected to remain relatively dry in that period. 

Friday afternoon’s CFTC Commitment of Traders report showed spec traders in corn futures and options trimming just 427 contracts from their net short in the week of 6/11. That took them to -212,279 contracts on that date. Commercials were increasing their net short by 11,952 contracts to 65,00 contracts. 

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.50, down 8 1/2 cents,

Nearby Cash  was $4.34 7/8, down 8 1/4 cents,

Sep 24 Corn  closed at $4.57, down 6 1/2 cents,

Dec 24 Corn  closed at $4.70 1/4, down 5 3/4 cents,

New Crop Cash  was $4.3... 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
04/30/21
Expiration Date
05/14/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
684,662 (-17,804)
548,998 (+1,781)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
367,952 (+28,808)
468,984 (+9,907)
Producers - Long / Short
405,024 (+4,773)
504,320 (+25,560)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
253,755 (+2,710)
18,795 (+1,508)
Managed Money - Long / Short
203,123 (+3,193)
423,115 (+3,577)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
164,829 (+25,615)
45,869 (+6,330)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
583-2 +17.45%
on 04/16/21
776-4 -11.78%
on 05/13/21
+91-0 (+15.32%)
since 04/14/21
3-Month
529-2 +29.43%
on 03/04/21
776-4 -11.78%
on 05/13/21
+148-4 (+27.68%)
since 02/12/21
52-Week
339-6 +101.62%
on 08/12/20
776-4 -11.78%
on 05/13/21
+332-6 (+94.46%)
since 05/14/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 741-2
2nd Resistance Point 730-0
1st Resistance Point 707-4
Last Price 685-0s
1st Support Level 673-6
2nd Support Level 662-4
3rd Support Level 640-0

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Fibonacci 50% 558-1
Fibonacci 38.2% 506-5
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