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Corn Sep '21 (ZCU21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Midweek Corn Bounces

Corn found technical support yesterday and bounced for the midweek session. For the week the March contract is still a net 5 cents weaker. Red Dec ended the day with a 3 cent gain, tightening the Dec-Dec spread to 31 1/2 cents – it was over a dollar at the May highs. 

Export Sales estimates for the week that ended 12/1 are expected to be 300k MT to 950k MT. Analysts also expect to see as much as 125k MT of new crop bookings. 

The weekly EIA weekly ethanol production report showed an average of 1.077 million barrels per day for the week ending 12/2. That was up 59,000 bpd from the previous week. Ethanol stocks increased to 23.3 million from 22.93 million the previous week. 

Going into Friday’s USDA reports, the trade is looking for a U.S. corn carryout of between 1.170 and 1.350 bbu. Those surveyed were leaning toward a 56 mbu vs.  from the November WASDE. Pre-report surveys don’t expect much change in the world ending stocks, with the average estimate of 301 MMT up... 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
$2,475/2,250
First Notice Date
08/31/21
Expiration Date
09/14/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
552,816 (-71,542)
783,985 (-55,869)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
360,350 (-13,372)
90,108 (-34,849)
Producers - Long / Short
289,403 (-55,475)
756,117 (-40,313)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
252,992 (-2,331)
17,447 (-1,820)
Managed Money - Long / Short
243,675 (+26,494)
49,686 (-10,760)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
116,675 (-39,866)
40,422 (-24,089)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
487-6 +3.13%
on 09/10/21
572-0 -12.06%
on 08/16/21
-65-2 (-11.48%)
since 08/13/21
3-Month
487-6 +3.13%
on 09/10/21
626-0 -19.65%
on 07/01/21
-95-4 (-15.96%)
since 06/14/21
52-Week
375-4 +33.95%
on 09/28/20
656-0 -23.32%
on 05/07/21
+118-6 (+30.90%)
since 09/14/20

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Wheat Rallies through Wednesday

Wheat futures bounced back on Wednesday with double digit gains of as much as 3% in Chicago. The other front months gained 16 to 20 1/2 cents. For the March that still has the contract at a net 11 1/2...

ZWZ22 : 727-0s (+3.05%)
ZWH23 : 749-4s (+2.81%)
ZWPAES.CM : 6.8242 (+3.14%)
KEZ22 : 864-4s (+2.22%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.1195 (+2.36%)
MWZ22 : 912-6s (+0.69%)
Midweek Corn Bounces

Corn found technical support yesterday and bounced for the midweek session. For the week the March contract is still a net 5 cents weaker. Red Dec ended the day with a 3 cent gain, tightening the Dec-Dec...

ZCZ22 : 627-6s (+0.36%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.4689 (+0.63%)
ZCH23 : 641-2s (+0.63%)
ZCK23 : 642-6s (+0.59%)
Soybeans Rally with Strength in Meal

Meal futures continue to lead beans higher with another 2.3% to 2.9% gain on Wednesday. With BO’s 1.1% to 1.4% drop, that left beans 0.9% to 1.1% higher. Jan gained 17 cents on the day and printed the...

ZSF23 : 1472-0s (+1.17%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.4823 (+1.13%)
ZSH23 : 1477-2s (+1.08%)
ZSK23 : 1484-2s (+1.04%)
Livestock Report

Cattle markets drift lower

Grain Spreads: Report Day Squaring

WASDE Friday 11am Central

Shootin' the Bull about cattle

Volume was incredibly low today.  Physical sales are wrapping up for the year.  The improved moisture in the southeast will help keep more cows on the farm.  I am starting to hear of cull cows becoming...

Wheat FINALLY Gets A Rally

Wheat futures are double digits higher this morning on some profit taking after an extended decline. KC wheat futures are up 16 to 20 cents as this is written. CBT futures are up 17 to 23 cents, and MPLS...

ZWZ22 : 727-0s (+3.05%)
ZWH23 : 749-4s (+2.81%)
ZWPAES.CM : 6.8242 (+3.14%)
KEZ22 : 864-4s (+2.22%)
KEPAWS.CM : 8.1195 (+2.36%)
MWZ22 : 912-6s (+0.69%)
Soybeans Show Double Digit Gains, Led by New Highs in Some Meal Contracts

Soybeans are 10 to 12 cents per bushel higher heading into midday. Meal/oil spreading, or unwinding of oil/meal spreads, continues. January soy oil futures are down 36 points at midday, but touched 61.03...

ZSF23 : 1472-0s (+1.17%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.4823 (+1.13%)
ZSH23 : 1477-2s (+1.08%)
ZSK23 : 1484-2s (+1.04%)
Corn Higher At Midday With Boost From Wheat

Corn is up 2 to 5 cents per bushel vs. the Tuesday close, with a double digit rally in wheat encouraging shorts to take a little money off the table in corn as well. New crop 2023 contracts are showing...

ZCZ22 : 627-6s (+0.36%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.4689 (+0.63%)
ZCH23 : 641-2s (+0.63%)
ZCK23 : 642-6s (+0.59%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 511-0
2nd Resistance Point 507-0
1st Resistance Point 505-0
Last Price 503-0s
1st Support Level 499-0
2nd Support Level 495-0
3rd Support Level 493-0

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52-Week High 656-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 548-7
Fibonacci 50% 515-6
Last Price 503-0s
Fibonacci 38.2% 482-5
52-Week Low 375-4

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