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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures ended the Tuesday session with most contracts 2 to 3 cents in negative territory. Weaker ethanol and spillover from soybeans pressured the market lower. USDA Export Inspections data on Tuesday morning showed that 1.108 MMT of corn was shipped in the week that ended 1/17. That was 9.28% larger than the week prior and 53.23% above the same time last year. EU data released on Monday showed corn imports YTD (since July 1 for them) have totaled 9.25 MMT. That is up 45% from the previous year due to tight supplies stemming from drought last year.Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.79, down 2 3/4 cents,May 19 Corn closed at $3.87 1/4, down 2 3/4 cents,Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.95, down 2 1/4 centsSep 19 Corn closed at $3.97, down 2 3/4 cents--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$770/700
First Notice Date
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
706,412 (-13,051)
889,702 (+11,556)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
420,949 (+16,559)
217,821 (-14,859)
Producers - Long / Short
433,816 (-13,830)
804,894 (+14,369)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
208,880 (+1,792)
21,092 (-1,800)
Managed Money - Long / Short
289,292 (+20,377)
164,865 (-14,316)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
131,657 (-3,818)
52,956 (-543)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
364-2 +5.28%
on 02/22/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+16-2 (+4.42%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+35-0 (+10.04%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
426-0 -9.98%
on 07/11/17
-9-6 (-2.48%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 387-4
1st Resistance Point 385-4
Last Price 383-4s
1st Support Level 382-4
2nd Support Level 381-4

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52-Week High 426-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 395-2
Fibonacci 50% 385-6
Last Price 383-4s
Fibonacci 38.2% 376-2
52-Week Low 345-4

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