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Corn Sep '24 (ZCU24)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Starting Friday With A Bounce

Overnight action in the corn market has prices up 3 to 4 cents this morning. Corn was lower on Thursday, with losses of 3 1/2 to 4 ¾ cents at the close. May was 3 ½ cents in the red and back below $4.30, with December settling at $4.60, down 4 ¾.

USDA’s Export Sales report showed a 54% uptick (vs. the depressed Easter week) in sales during the week that ended on April 11 to 501,166 MT. Columbia was the top buyer of 273,700 MT. New crop bookings were tallied at 65,000 MT, vs. the trade expectations of 0-100,000 MT. 

The US ag attaché for Argentina reduced the unofficial corn production for that country to 51 MMT from 57 MMT back in January. Disease pressure is blamed. The attaché also expects 2024/25 production to be smaller because of more acreage switching to soybeans.  The BA grain exchange estimates 17% of the Argentine 2024 crop has been harvested, up only 2% from last week. 

The International Grains Council trimmed the world production estimate for 24/25 by 7... 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
08/30/24 (133 days)
Expiration Date
09/13/24 (147 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Sep '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
677,996 (-20,355)
482,114 (-23,597)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
278,917 (-15,381)
469,108 (-6,526)
Producers - Long / Short
400,181 (+413)
434,775 (-420)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
240,749 (+3,209)
10,273 (+800)
Managed Money - Long / Short
160,557 (-10,088)
416,223 (-4,437)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
118,360 (-5,293)
52,885 (-2,089)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
444-4 +1.18%
on 04/18/24
468-2 -3.95%
on 03/28/24
-11-2 (-2.44%)
since 03/19/24
3-Month
432-0 +4.11%
on 02/26/24
475-4 -5.42%
on 01/25/24
-19-0 (-4.05%)
since 01/19/24
52-Week
432-0 +4.11%
on 02/26/24
578-0 -22.19%
on 06/21/23
-103-4 (-18.71%)
since 04/19/23

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ZCN24 : 441-4 (+1.20%)
ZCZ24 : 464-2 (+0.92%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.3278 (+0.90%)
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ZWK24 : 545-4 (+1.63%)
ZWN24 : 561-6 (+1.58%)
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KEN24 : 577-2 (+0.35%)
MWK24 : 643-2 (+0.70%)
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ZSK24 : 1146-0 (+1.04%)
ZSN24 : 1161-0 (+1.04%)
ZCN24 : 441-4 (+1.20%)
ZCK24 : 432-2 (+1.29%)
ZWK24 : 545-4 (+1.63%)
ZWN24 : 561-6 (+1.58%)
Wheat Rounds Out Thursday with Gains

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ZWK24 : 545-4 (+1.63%)
ZWN24 : 561-6 (+1.58%)
KEK24 : 578-0 (+0.13%)
KEN24 : 577-2 (+0.35%)
MWK24 : 643-2 (+0.70%)
Corn Pressured Lower on Thursday

Thursday trading in the corn market saw weakness creep in, with losses of 3 1/2 to 4 ¾ cents at the close. May was 3 ½ cents in the red and back below $4.30, with December settling at $4.60, down 4 ¾....

ZCK24 : 432-2 (+1.29%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.1592 (+1.41%)
ZCN24 : 441-4 (+1.20%)
ZCZ24 : 464-2 (+0.92%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.3278 (+0.90%)
Soybeans Close Near Thursday’s Lows

Soybeans pushed lower into Thursday’s close, as contracts settled with losses of 6 ¾ to 15 ¼ cents on the day, led by the nearbys. Soymeal was down 70 cents to $3.0 at the closing bell. Soy Oil was...

ZMN24 : 341.6 (+1.24%)
ZLN24 : 44.60 (-0.13%)
ZSK24 : 1146-0 (+1.04%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 10.9199 (+1.06%)
ZSN24 : 1161-0 (+1.04%)
ZSX24 : 1159-4 (+0.89%)
ZSPX24US.CM : 10.9911 (+0.94%)
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Soybeans Pushing Lower at Midday

Soybeans are trading in the red on Thursday, posting new daily lows at midday, with losses of 9 to as much as 13 cents. Soymeal is slipping lower, with May down 50 cents and July $2.0/ton lower. Soy Oil...

ZMN24 : 341.6 (+1.24%)
ZLN24 : 44.60 (-0.13%)
ZSK24 : 1146-0 (+1.04%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 10.9199 (+1.06%)
ZSN24 : 1161-0 (+1.04%)
ZSX24 : 1159-4 (+0.89%)
ZSPX24US.CM : 10.9911 (+0.94%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 453-1
2nd Resistance Point 451-3
1st Resistance Point 448-1
Last Price 449-6
1st Support Level 443-1
2nd Support Level 441-3
3rd Support Level 438-1

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52-Week High 578-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 522-2
Fibonacci 50% 505-0
Fibonacci 38.2% 487-6
Last Price 449-6
52-Week Low 432-0

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