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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes Firm for Wednesday

Corn futures closed the midweek trading session with fractional to 1 1/4 cent gains. December contracts were the outlier with a 1 1/2 cent dip during the delivery process. New crop December was also red at the close, though had only given back a quarter of a penny. 

USDA flashed a huge Export Sale announcement to Mexico this morning. Private exporters sold 1.844 MMT of corn, of which 1,089,660 MT were for 21/22 delivery and the remaining 754,380 MT were for NMY’s crop. USDA confirmed that was the 6th largest single sale on record. 

Estimates for the weekly Export Sales report show between 600k MT and 1.4 MMT of corn was likely booked during the week that ended 12/2. New crop corn bookings were estimated at less than 50,000 MT for the same week.

EIA reported ethanol producers averaged 1.09m barrels of production per day during the week that ended 12/3. That was 55k bpd above the prior week and the largest daily average since the week that ended 10/29. Ethanol stocks... 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
$1,677/1,525
First Notice Date
11/30/21
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (5 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 30, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
647,620 (-75,534)
988,714 (-98,102)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
474,354 (-52,536)
79,442 (-30,359)
Producers - Long / Short
342,519 (-57,085)
956,589 (-59,525)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
298,329 (+10,428)
25,353 (-9,700)
Managed Money - Long / Short
341,147 (-46,940)
37,613 (+11,535)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
133,207 (-5,596)
41,829 (-41,894)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
555-0 +5.99%
on 11/10/21
589-4 -0.21%
on 12/07/21
+33-4 (+6.04%)
since 11/09/21
3-Month
497-4 +18.24%
on 09/10/21
589-4 -0.21%
on 12/07/21
+78-2 (+15.34%)
since 09/09/21
52-Week
407-4 +44.36%
on 12/11/20
638-0 -7.80%
on 05/07/21
+177-6 (+43.30%)
since 12/09/20

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ZWPAES.CM : 7.4774 (-1.55%)
KEZ21 : 808-4 (-0.22%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.9033 (-1.83%)
MWZ21 : 1053-4s (+0.74%)
Soybeans Bounce Double Digits

At the close on Wednesday front month soybean futures were 10 1/4 to 11 1/4 cents higher. Soybeans were initially lower on Wednesday, as Jan closed 22 3/4 cents off its low. Soymeal was also stronger on...

ZSF22 : 1262-0 (+0.08%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 12.2780 (+0.89%)
ZSH22 : 1269-2 (unch)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)
Corn Closes Firm for Wednesday

Corn futures closed the midweek trading session with fractional to 1 1/4 cent gains. December contracts were the outlier with a 1 1/2 cent dip during the delivery process. New crop December was also red...

ZCZ21 : 588-2 (+0.60%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.7439 (+0.23%)
ZCH22 : 588-0 (unch)
ZCZ21 : 588-2 (+0.60%)
ZCPZ21US.CM : 5.7439 (+0.23%)
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Wheat: Wednesdays, Whiskeys, and Gallstones

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KEH22 : 806-2 (-0.71%)
MWH22 : 1037-2 (+0.19%)
KEPAUS.CM : 7.9046 (-1.86%)
ZWH22 : 787-2 (-0.91%)
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Hogs fall back and recover while cattle markets drift lower

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Updated Monthly Reports Tomorrow

Shootin' the Bull

Cattle trading today was soft.  Packers and cattle feeders have seemingly found a price for which to conduct business.

Double Digit Losses so far for Wheat

Midweek wheat trading has the winter wheat markets down by double digits. CBT SRW futures are down 11 /4to 14 3/4 cents so far. KC wheat is giving back as much as 16 cents at midday. Spring wheat futures...

ZWZ21 : 793-4 (+0.28%)
ZWPAES.CM : 7.4774 (-1.55%)
KEZ21 : 808-4 (-0.22%)
KEPAWS.CM : 7.9033 (-1.83%)
MWZ21 : 1053-4s (+0.74%)
Beans Gaining at Midday

Wednesday’s soybean market is 6 3/4 to 7 1/2 cents in the black at midday. For Jan, that comes after futures were down as much as 14 cents earlier in the session. Soymeal is gaining $6.10 to $6.40/ton...

ZSF22 : 1262-0 (+0.08%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 12.2780 (+0.89%)
ZSH22 : 1269-2 (unch)
ZSX21 : 1234-0s (+1.79%)
ZSPX21US.CM : 12.3270 (+1.90%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 592-7
2nd Resistance Point 590-7
1st Resistance Point 587-7
Last Price 588-2
1st Support Level 582-7
2nd Support Level 580-7
3rd Support Level 577-7

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52-Week High 638-0
Last Price 588-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 550-0
Fibonacci 50% 522-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 495-4
52-Week Low 407-4

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