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Corn May '22 (ZCK22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes Mostly Lower

New crop corn prices ended the day 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents in the red. Old crop prices were fractionally mixed going home, with March up by a half penny from yesterday. 

Barchart’s national average corn basis has hovered near 13 1/4 cents under since mid-December. That compares to minus 17 cents in Jan of ’21. On the board, corn has no carry through May, though the basis for May reads 4 cents firmer at 9 under. 

Going into the USDA weekly Export Sales report, the trade is looking for corn bookings between 500k and 1 MMT from the week that ended 1/13. New crop bookings are expected to be blow 200k MT. 

Mar 22 Corn  closed at $6.11, up 1/2 cent,

Nearby Cash  was $5.98 1/2, up 1/2 cent,

May 22 Corn  closed at $6.10 3/4, down 1/4 cent,

Dec 22 Corn  closed at $5.62 1/4, down 2 1/2 cents,

New Crop Cash  was $5.46 1/2, down 2 1/8 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
$1,677/1,525
First Notice Date
04/29/22 (98 days)
Expiration Date
05/13/22 (112 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 11, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
686,116 (+20,706)
1,052,949 (+4,739)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
491,328 (-35,669)
83,836 (+2,320)
Producers - Long / Short
355,637 (-2,101)
1,018,920 (+5,455)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
319,128 (+21,462)
22,678 (-2,061)
Managed Money - Long / Short
365,679 (-16,443)
30,903 (+4,136)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
125,649 (-19,226)
52,933 (-1,816)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
586-6 +3.62%
on 01/03/22
619-4 -1.86%
on 12/28/21
+8-6 (+1.46%)
since 12/21/21
3-Month
545-0 +11.56%
on 10/22/21
619-4 -1.86%
on 12/28/21
+62-2 (+11.41%)
since 10/21/21
52-Week
436-2 +39.37%
on 01/25/21
640-0 -5.00%
on 05/07/21
+149-2 (+32.53%)
since 01/21/21

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Corn Closes Mostly Lower

New crop corn prices ended the day 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents in the red. Old crop prices were fractionally mixed going home, with March up by a half penny from yesterday. Barchart’s national average corn...

ZCH22 : 608-4 (-0.41%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.9756 (+0.08%)
ZCK22 : 607-4 (-0.53%)
ZCZ21 : 588-6s (+0.77%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)
Beans Extend the Rally

The domestic soy rally continued through Thursday, with beans having gained another +30 cents! For March beans that brought prices to within 16 cents of the LOC high set last May, while the other contracts...

KOJ22 : 5,259 (+1.39%)
RSH22 : 1,014.80 (-0.70%)
XRK22 : 705.00s (+0.64%)
ZSH22 : 1418-0 (-0.54%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 13.8203 (+2.51%)
ZSK22 : 1426-2 (-0.58%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
Wheat Markets Faded into the Close

Going home on Thursday, domestic wheat markets were mixed. Winter wheat SRW and HRW futures were red at the bell, though spring wheat held 3 1/4 to 5 cent gains into the close. SRW gave back 5 1/2 to 6...

ZWH22 : 784-6 (-0.70%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.4969 (-0.85%)
KEH22 : 791-4 (-0.63%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.7812 (-0.45%)
MWH22 : 941-6 (-0.32%)
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Hogs rally while cattle markets dip

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Old Crop Beans Soaring

Shootin' the Bull

I believe traders were more focused on other factors than cattle today.  There isn't much, if anything, that has changed that would change my analysis as of yet. I think at present, it is best to be cognizant...

Corn Extending Gains through Thursday

Corn prices have backed off their highs but are still fractionally to 1 3/4 cents in the black for midday. New crop futures printed new LOC highs earlier in the session for Thursday. Barchart’s national...

ZCH22 : 608-4 (-0.41%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.9756 (+0.08%)
ZCK22 : 607-4 (-0.53%)
ZCZ21 : 588-6s (+0.77%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7930 (-0.49%)
Beans Rallying another 30 Cents

Soy futures continue higher through Thursday’s midday with another 30 cents of gains. For the July contract, that set a new LOC high at $14.44 1/2. Soymeal futures are another 1.2% higher with $4.80...

KOJ22 : 5,259 (+1.39%)
RSH22 : 1,014.80 (-0.70%)
XRK22 : 705.00s (+0.64%)
ZSH22 : 1418-0 (-0.54%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 13.8203 (+2.51%)
ZSK22 : 1426-2 (-0.58%)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
Wheat Trading Mixed at Midday

Chicago wheat stalled for Thursday as the other domestic markets are extending the upward move. So far SRW is trading fractionally to 3 cents weaker. KC HRW is up another penny to 1 3/4 cents for midday....

ZWH22 : 784-6 (-0.70%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.4969 (-0.85%)
KEH22 : 791-4 (-0.63%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.7812 (-0.45%)
MWH22 : 941-6 (-0.32%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 621-6
2nd Resistance Point 617-6
1st Resistance Point 614-2
Last Price 607-4
1st Support Level 606-6
2nd Support Level 602-6
3rd Support Level 599-2

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52-Week High 640-0
Last Price 607-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 562-1
Fibonacci 50% 538-1
Fibonacci 38.2% 514-1
52-Week Low 436-2

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