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Corn Dec '22 (ZCZ22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Weak Start for Corn Market

Corn futures are trading off their overnight lows this morning, but still 2 to 3 1/2 cents in the red. They saw some limited buying interest on Wednesday, with nearby contracts fractionally to 4 cents higher. Deferred contracts were down 2 to 3 ½ cents. 

EIA showed weekly US ethanol production dropping to 983,000 barrels per day in the week that ended August 12. That was a 39,000 bpd reduction from the previous week. Even as output was cut, stocks were up 190,000 barrels to 23.446 million barrels implying lower blending. 

Ahead of the Export Sales report, traders are expecting USDA to show 0-400,000 MT in old crop sales. New crop is seen at 300,000-700,000 MT. 

The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange expects Argentine corn acreage in 22/23 to total 7.5 million hectares (18.5 million acres), down from 7.7 million hectares (19 million acres) the year prior.

Sep 22 Corn  closed at $6.15, up 4 cents, currently down 2 3/4 cents 

Nearby Cash   was $6.69 5/8 on Wednes... 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
$2,970/2,700
First Notice Date
11/30/22 (104 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/22 (118 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
639,748 (-7,594)
800,402 (+3,626)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
349,498 (+3,015)
138,712 (-6,416)
Producers - Long / Short
362,277 (-1,119)
767,053 (+4,780)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
266,643 (-4,046)
22,521 (+1,275)
Managed Money - Long / Short
210,573 (+11,156)
75,810 (-5,573)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
138,925 (-8,141)
62,902 (-843)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
561-6 +9.70%
on 07/22/22
642-6 -4.12%
on 08/12/22
+5-4 (+0.90%)
since 07/18/22
3-Month
561-6 +9.70%
on 07/22/22
749-2 -17.75%
on 06/17/22
-124-0 (-16.75%)
since 05/18/22
52-Week
488-4 +26.15%
on 09/10/21
766-2 -19.58%
on 05/16/22
+100-4 (+19.49%)
since 08/18/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 627-3
2nd Resistance Point 622-1
1st Resistance Point 617-1
Last Price 612-6
1st Support Level 606-7
2nd Support Level 601-5
3rd Support Level 596-5

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52-Week High 766-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 660-1
Fibonacci 50% 627-3
Last Price 612-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 594-5
52-Week Low 488-4

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