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Corn Dec '21 (ZCZ21)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Extending Gains through Midday

Thursday corn futures trading is adding to the midweek gains with another 2 ¼ to 3 cent gains so far. December futures are now up on the week.  

USDA reported a flash sale of 138,403 MT of corn to Guatemala this morning.  

USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed corn bookings from the week ending 9/16 were 373,007 MT. That was at the low end of estimates, but was still 51% higher than last week’s purchases. Export shipments were 485,813 MT for the week, bringing the MYTD total to 845,724 MT. Total corn commitments, at 24.946 MMT (982 mbu) are up 10.4% yr/yr.  

Brazil’s Economy Ministry removed the corn import tariff through the remainder of 2021 – citing low domestic production.  

Dec 21 Corn  is at $5.28 1/4, up 2 3/4 cents, 

Nearby Cash   is at $5.11 5/6, up 2 5/8 cents, 

Mar 22 Corn  is at $5.36, up 3 cents, 

May 22 Corn  is at $5.40 1/4, up 2 3/4 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
$2,310/2,100
First Notice Date
11/30/21 (68 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (82 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 14, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
697,234 (+4,695)
888,560 (-2,218)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
370,349 (-11,865)
111,715 (-2,722)
Producers - Long / Short
397,222 (+9,131)
844,243 (-1,114)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
287,616 (-4,231)
31,921 (-899)
Managed Money - Long / Short
248,897 (-7,636)
51,140 (-3,191)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
121,452 (-4,229)
60,575 (+469)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
497-4 +6.38%
on 09/10/21
558-0 -5.15%
on 08/30/21
-6-2 (-1.17%)
since 08/23/21
3-Month
497-4 +6.38%
on 09/10/21
611-2 -13.42%
on 07/01/21
-6-4 (-1.21%)
since 06/23/21
52-Week
380-4 +39.09%
on 09/29/20
638-0 -17.05%
on 05/07/21
+142-0 (+36.67%)
since 09/23/20

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Corn Extending Gains through Midday

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ZWZ21 : 717-6s (+1.70%)
ZWBAUS.CM : -0.5654 (-0.55%)
ZWPAUS.CM : 6.6120 (+1.80%)
Nemenoff Report 09/23/2021

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ZCZ21 : 529-2s (+0.71%)
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ZSX21 : 1284-2s (+0.12%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 12.4098 (+0.25%)
ZSF22 : 1294-0s (+0.17%)
ZSX21 : 1284-2s (+0.12%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 544-1
2nd Resistance Point 537-5
1st Resistance Point 533-3
Last Price 529-2s
1st Support Level 522-5
2nd Support Level 516-1
3rd Support Level 511-7

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52-Week High 638-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 539-5
Last Price 529-2s
Fibonacci 50% 509-2
Fibonacci 38.2% 478-7
52-Week Low 380-4

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