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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary


Corn futures are fractionally higher ahead of the weekly Export Sales report. Most contracts closed steady to 1 1/4 cents higher on Wednesday. Yesterday morning’s weekly EIA report showed ethanol production for the week of 12/7 at 1.046 million barrels per day. That was down 23,000 bpd from the week prior and well below this time last year. Ethanol stocks were down 140,000 barrels to 22.890 million barrels. Trade estimates for this morning’s weekly USDA Export Sales report are running 1-1.5 MMT for the week that ended December 6. On Tuesday, USDA hiked projected EU 18/19 corn production at 60.4 MMT, up 0.9, with Ukraine up 1.5 to 35 MMT.--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
$880/800
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 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
714,088 (-91,718)
831,723 (-11,454)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
392,602 (+56,592)
268,873 (-25,115)
Producers - Long / Short
446,006 (-88,830)
745,349 (-7,221)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
204,659 (+2,136)
22,951 (+791)
Managed Money - Long / Short
259,022 (+43,199)
219,112 (-27,765)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
133,580 (+13,393)
49,761 (+2,650)
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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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