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Corn Dec '24 (ZCZ24)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Ends the Week with Losses

Corn futures closed out the Friday session with losses across the board, as contracts were down 2 to 5 ¼ cents. On the week, July was down 17 ¼ cents, with December losing 15 ½ cents. 

Weekend weather looks drier, though planting conditions may still be less than ideal in some places. Once we get to Monday of next week, precip is expected across much of the Corn Belt.

The Friday afternoon Commitment of Traders report showed spec funds in corn futures and options trimming another 31,342 contracts from their net short position in the week that ended on May 14. They held a net short of just 71,171 contracts on Tuesday, the smallest since last August. The total number of spec longs grew to 218,607 contracts, the largest in 13 months. Commercials were adding shorts in that week with the net short position up 17,982 contracts to 180,617 as of Tuesday. 

Jul 24 Corn  closed at $4.52 1/2, down 4 1/2 cents,

Nearby Cash  was $4.28 1/2, down 4 1/2 cents,

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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
11/29/24 (194 days)
Expiration Date
12/13/24 (208 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
632,478 (+10,991)
592,073 (+27,228)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
337,217 (+25,306)
336,993 (-6,272)
Producers - Long / Short
338,718 (+4,015)
535,257 (+21,332)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
255,725 (+2,280)
18,781 (+1,200)
Managed Money - Long / Short
223,385 (+20,972)
284,675 (-11,515)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
113,832 (+4,334)
52,318 (+5,243)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
459-4 +3.70%
on 04/19/24
496-6 -4.08%
on 05/15/24
+11-6 (+2.53%)
since 04/17/24
3-Month
446-0 +6.84%
on 02/26/24
496-6 -4.08%
on 05/15/24
+17-6 (+3.87%)
since 02/16/24
52-Week
446-0 +6.84%
on 02/26/24
565-0 -15.66%
on 06/21/23
-15-4 (-3.15%)
since 05/17/23

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ZCN24 : 452-4s (-0.98%)
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Corn Ends the Week with Losses

Corn futures closed out the Friday session with losses across the board, as contracts were down 2 to 5 ¼ cents. On the week, July was down 17 ¼ cents, with December losing 15 ½ cents. Weekend weather...

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ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.4657 (-1.22%)
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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 491-3
2nd Resistance Point 488-3
1st Resistance Point 482-3
Last Price 476-4s
1st Support Level 473-3
2nd Support Level 470-3
3rd Support Level 464-3

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52-Week High 565-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 519-4
Fibonacci 50% 505-4
Fibonacci 38.2% 491-4
Last Price 476-4s
52-Week Low 446-0

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